What is this process for?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by CadenZ15, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. CadenZ15 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2008
    There is a process in activity monitor that is taking quite a bit of system resources called keyboardservicesd. Does anyone else have this?

    I thought maybe this had to do with indexing or something. (MacOS Sierra)
  2. rnbwd macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2015
    well it's using 0% of my system resources at the moment. It's accessing the 'text-replacement' database. So it's probably responsible for spell-checking and maybe app shortcuts? Do you have any apps that use autocomplete or keyboard shortcuts?

    Edit: I'm not an expert - I just clicked it to see what it was doing and made an inference - so it's just helpful speculation, post something on the real apple forums if it keeps happening - but it's probably just indexing (unless a rogue app is going awol)
  3. Fifijensen macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2016
    I have the exact same problem. Last i checked it was using 29 GB which of course makes my Mac insanely slow.. Can't figure out what it is though
  4. UmarOMC macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2010
    According to Little Snitch this process is constantly trying to phone home to configuration.apple.com:443

    My tinfoil hat tells me, since Apple is really invested on data mining, this service is phoning home on your text usage similar to the likes of SwiftKey but, yes, using your l'il ol' actual keyboard. It'll eventually be used to tailor searches and advertising, etc. It's using 0.0% CPU for me because I block it.

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