Found iPhone on here and services says 62078 iPhone sync. What does that mean

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,708
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    Hi @fo84, here is one of those cases where google can be your friend.  There doesn’t seem to be anything to worry about as it’s a standard port iOS uses.  Apples lockdown daemon uses it for syncing.  Click on this link for more info.
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  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,873
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    Hi @fo84

    For open ports, I would share some insight as The use of ports allow computers/devices to run multiple services/applications. A port number uses 16 bits and so can, therefore, have a value from 0 to 65535 decimal. If you have an open port, then it doesn't mean it is dangerous, it means these are the ports through which anybody can try to connect to your network. You may wish to close these ports if you don't use it. Different port and their numbers are used for different purposes like port 3000,3030 are used by software developers, port 80 is used by web access. Think of it as open windows in your locked house. These two open ports are acting as windows while the router is your main door. 

    When an application is using some service, it makes use of some ports and then after using it, that port becomes free. Once the port is not in use, the Fing App will let you know that the port is open and none of the applications is using it, thus telling you to close it. 

    62078 Port is used by UPnP for multimedia files sharing, also used for synchronizing iTunes files between devices and apparently used by iPhone while syncing - http://code.google.com/p/iphone-elite/source/browse/wiki/Port_62078.wiki

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  • sMact
    sMact Member Posts: 1
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    So why would that port only be open on one of three iPhones at home? Can it be used (iPhone w/open port 62078) to spy/sync up with one of the iPhones that does not have that port open?

    Kadie_mae
  • Kadie_mae
    Kadie_mae Member Posts: 1
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    sMact… I have been wondering the same thing. We need to get more assistance from a Fing support person. Why is Fing showing only one apple iphone device, my boyfriends, as has having 62078 open and not mine? Especially since I went in and disabled Upnp on my router, rebooted, and all the other steps.