When I came into my office this morning, my Mac Pro had an iTunes popup (#1):

Do you want to allow this computer to access information on "John Doe's iPhone"?

If you don't allow access, you will not be able to manage or sync your iPhone with this computer     [cancel]   [continue]

 "John Doe" is our new janitor ...  note that he does not know any of our WiFi passwords,
 and is unlikely to be on our internal or our semi-public Wi-Fi network. 

So, did he cable his phone to my Mac, triggering this question?

 If not, what's configured in his iPhone that's different from other office visitors, since I've not seen this before?

Obviously, if he connected his iPhone to my Mac, I've got a major concern!!

 (Using iTunes, OS X 10.11.5)



  1. I saw the popup after I woke the Mac up from 'sleep', which requires a password.
  • I think you answered your own question. As for "why?" Corporate Spy moonlighting for the CIA who forgot his iphone charger?
    – Yorik
    Jun 16, 2016 at 19:44
  • While I suspect Michael is correct, I was hoping that it was more innocent, and that there was some iPhone feature I wasn't aware of to faciliate wireless connections :) The conjecture now is that the janitor needed to charge his phone and didn't realize the consequences. Jun 18, 2016 at 2:46


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