There is a process running on my iOS device (7.1.2) called 'lsd'. The file is in /usr/libexec/lsd. What is it and what does it do?

Device info:

  • iPad 2 (7.2.1)
  • Jailbroken

    1 Answer 1


    lsd in iOS is the LaunchServiceDaemon. It provides according to Apple

    support for launching apps and matching document types to apps. As a result, the keys recognized by Launch Services allow you to specify the desired execution environment for your bundled code.

    Despite the name nothing to worry about.


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