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macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 14, 2012
Every time I open itunes and connect my iphone, I get this annoying pop upthatsays: iphone can not be used becuse the apple mobile device service is not started. I press ok and after that I use and sync my iphone as usual. The only thing that bothers me is this pop up that I get every 5 minutes.


macrumors 6502
Oct 6, 2013
Blountville, TN
Go to system services and start it up then.
And have it stay on.

What he said, but do it this way...

Windows 7 -
Click "Start Button"
type "Services.msc"
Click on "Services (Local)"
Find the service that you are wanting to have started automatically and click on it,
Now, Right Click on it, and where it says "Startup Type", change that to "Automatic"
Click "Apply"
Click "OK"
Close out services and reboot.
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