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What does Apple Mobile Sync do for me?

49383 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 10:07 PM by Donot Haveone RSS
Donot Haveone Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Nov 13, 2010 6:57 PM
I frequently get a little thing popping up on my screen, saying Apple Mobile Sync wants access to my several e-mail account passwords.

I have never used and am not likely ever to use MobileMe. I do use an iPhone.

Does Apple Mobile Sync participate in keeping my iPhone and Mail accounts synced, such that I should be giving it access to those keychains? Or is it a MobileMe-only, otherwise-useless appendage?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,180 points)
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    Nov 14, 2010 12:28 AM (in response to Donot Haveone)
    HI,

    From your Apple menu click System Preferences. If you see an icon like this: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQgjdOjtSdd6O2rh7z8YgPSsptshao1bcHcaZdjUMM38RV_cyr19Q in the System Preferences pane, then you have a MobileMe account. If you choose not sync via MobileMe, click the MobileMe icon in the System Preferences pane. Select the Sync tab.

    Deselect: Synchronize with MobileMe

    If necessary, you can cancel the MobileMe account. Click here: http://www.apple.com/support/mobileme/

    Click: Account and Billing / Cancel

    Does Apple Mobile Sync participate in keeping my iPhone and Mail accounts synced, such that I should be giving it access to those keychains?


    Only if you have a MobileMe account.






    Carolyn
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  • garbeth Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2010 8:59 AM (in response to Donot Haveone)
    Isn't Apple sync used for syncing your address book and calender to services such as Gmail?
    iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • edclange Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:26 PM (in response to Donot Haveone)
    Is iTunes configured to sync your e-mail accounts to your iPhone? If so, it needs to get your permission to access your e-mail passwords in order to sync them.
    mini/imac/macbook pro/iphone, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • edclange Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)
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    Dec 1, 2010 9:02 AM (in response to Donot Haveone)
    iTunes uses AppleMobileSync to synchronize data with mobile devices. It is not related to MobileMe.
    mini/imac/macbook pro/iphone, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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