iTunes – Auto Launch when iPhone Connected

Background

Was working on my cousin’s iPhone this past weekend.

 

Issue

This morning the quickest path to charging my phone is to connect it to my laptop.

Noticed iTunes auto-launched.

Commentary

Sorry, iTunes was a weekend thing, not a daily occurrence.

Resolution

Outline

  1. iTunes
    • Preferences
  2. iTunesHelper
    • Stop and Disable AutoLaunch

Tasks

iTunes / Preferences

To abort auto-launch, please take these steps:-

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Access the menu and select Edit and Preferences
  3. In the Preferences Window, choose “Devices
  4. Make sure the “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically” option is checked

iTunesHelper

Terminate iTunesHelper and disable auto-launch

Using one of the tools that display AutoLaunched applications, please stop the currently running iTunesHelper session and disable future auto-launch.

Tools

Tool – Task Manager
Outline
  1. Launch Task Manager
  2. Access the Startup tab
  3. Search out iTunesHelper
  4. Select iTunesHelper
  5. Right-click on your selection
  6. From the dropdown menu, please choose the Disable option
Images
Image – Before

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Image – After

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Credit

Just like in the movies, credit due:-

  1. C|Net
    • Matt Elliott
      • Stop iTunes from opening when you connect your iPhone
        Link

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