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For a several-year-old post, this has held up pretty well… mainly because of the comments below, because the advice in the post itself may not solve the problem. So be sure to read the comments if the steps here don’t work for you! And thanks, commenting peeps—you’re the best!
- Make sure “Set access for specific services and applications” is selected.
- Select the top application in the list.
- Click the “-” button to delete it. Repeat until there are no applications in the list.
- Select “Allow all incoming connections”.
- Re-select “Set access for specific services and applications”, and quit.
From now on, you should be asked once and only once whether you want an app to accept incoming connections… and the iApplications may well not bother you at all. (By the way, if you had specifically selected some applications where you wanted to block incoming connections, you’ll want to do add them to the list again.)