iTunes: How to remove and reinstall the Apple Mobile Device Service on Mac OS X

From the article “If the issue continues after using the assistant, follow these steps to remove and reinstall the Apple Mobile Device Service on Mac OS X. Note that youll need authenticate with an administrator account and password to complete these steps.Disconnect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod from the Mac.In the Finder, locate iTunes in the Applications folder and drag it to the Trash.Move the iTunes icon to the Trash.Choose Go > Go to Folder.Enter /System/Library/Extensions and click Go.Locate the file AppleMobileDevice.kext and drag it to the Trash.Choose Go > Go to Folder.Enter /Library/Receipts/ and click Go.Locate the file AppleMobileDeviceSupport.pkg and drag it to the Trash. If prompted, authenticate with the administrator password.Note: This file may not be present in Mac OS X v10.6 and later; skip to the next step if this is the case.Restart the computer.Choose Finder > Empty Trash and restart the computer.Download and install the current version of iTunes.Connect your device to the Mac again and open iTunes

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Posted on June 23, 2010, in iTunes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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