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  • Manishearth Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:47 AM (in response to TheSharksFan)

    It's not on a device.

     

    Plus the fix is only for iTunes 10.5 working with an iOS 5 device.

    If you are using the above two, then:

    Open iTunes. In the left hand side bar, there should be an entry for your device. Normally, you sync by clicking that entry and clicking sync. Instead, click on that entry, and then make sure that the "summary" tab is open. Near the bottom, there are some checkboxes. Uncheck the "Open iTunes when this iDevice is connected".

    THat should fix it.

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    Oct 24, 2011 11:29 PM (in response to Manishearth)

    This worked GREAT for me! Thanks for the step-by-step! You Rock.

  • jc6202 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2011 7:23 PM (in response to Manishearth)

    Thanks for this fix - it has really helped me with iTunes opening up (constantly) after I upgraded to iTunes 10.5 and the new iOS5 on the iPad2.  I guess what we're doing here is sacrificing the wi-fi sync capabilities of the device in order to keep iTunes closed.  My wi-fi sync options are gone now that I unchecked that box - but the good news is that iTunes isn't opening every minute or so.  I talked with an Apple rep who denied ever hearing iTunes opening on its own was an issue and from the posts I see in the Community boards and the internet this is nothing new... it happened back to 2005 or so on older versions of OS and iTunes. 

     

    If you have a way to use wi-fi syncing (the iCloud) would you post that?  For now, I think I'll just use the USB port and the nice little white cord.

     

    Thanks.

     

    John

  • Manishearth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM (in response to jc6202)

    That's wierd... I have the "open itunes when device connected" box unchecked and wifi sync is still on (the wifi sync checkbox is visible--but I wifi sync with my laptop, not the iCloud)

     

    Basically, "when this iPad is connected" means "all the time" bacause of the wifi thing. To fix this, one can either tell iTunes not to open on device connect, or one can disable wifi sync. Are you sure you haven't done the latter?

    If you haven't its either the iCloud thing, or it (unlikely) is because the iPad 2 treats wifi sync a bit differently than iPad 1.

    -Manish

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    Nov 6, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    I am having the same problem, I use windows XP, I tried all the suggestions in this thread and nothing worked.  But I was able to fix it, I went into windows task manager and clicked on processes.  I closed Itunes and noticed that that Ituneshelper.exe was still running, I ended the process and now it is fine

  • jafromdundee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2011 3:56 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    Have had this happening for the past week.   (I'm using a Windows 7 PC with iPad and iPod Touch) Found a simple solution from an old Yahoo forum that seems to have fixed it for me:

     

    Go to Start, Run, type in msconfig and hit enter.   When the window opens look for Start-Up programs.   Click on tab, check to see if iTunes is listed.  If it is and has a check mark beside it (mine did), clear the check mark and restart your computer.  

     

    Hope this helps someone.  

  • jchernj Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2012 2:16 AM (in response to TheSharksFan)

    When you connect your iPhone / iPad to iTunes, it should show up in the left-side bar, under the Devices section. 

    Click on it.  Then, on the Summary tab of the resulting sync pages, scroll down to the bottom, for a section called "Options" -- and you can uncheck "Open iTunes when this device is connected."

     

    For me, I unchecked "Sync with this iPad/iPhone over Wi-Fi", which was causing my problem.

  • David J Cooper Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 5, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to TheSharksFan)

    The problem of iTunes opening at random times has just started on my iMac after installing some updates. I opened Dashboard/Widgets/Manage Widgets and unticked iTunes and movies. That seems to have solved the problem.

    Dave

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    Feb 6, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    Wow this has been driving me craze same thing here. I found the problem to be my new Logitech G510 gaming keyboard. It has an LCD on it which one of the functions is to show what is playing (song). In the Logitech software I unchecked Logitech Media Display and rebooted. Now Itunes stays closed. I use Itunes just for my Iphone so I didnt notice it right away. I normally use Windows Media Player to play music on the PC and it would show up on the LCD display when playing a song, but when you would close Media Player it would stay closed.

  • joefromathens Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    I ejected my iPhone in iTunes and that fixed it.  I think it is that open iTunes when this device is connected setting.  I could probably uncheck that too.  Regardless, this worked for me.

  • midfield19 Calculating status...
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    My problem was with the alarm clock widget. But my itunes would have the problem in spats. It wouldnt close no matter how many times I "cmd+q"d the sucker. And sometimes it wouldn't affect it at all. The alarm clock widget had a volume control on it so not only would itunes not close it would set my volume so I couldn't adjust it. Thanks guys!

  • SurlyP Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:06 PM (in response to midfield19)

    I was just having this issue. Looked through my processes and found an entry for "Apple Push." Ended the process, closed iTunes and it stayed closed. Never seen Apple Push before now. Anybody know what it does? I should mention when I closed Push, it also closed the Device Helper.

  • elbmchale Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to SurlyP)

    I am having the same iPad issue since the most recent update.  Where did you see "Apple Push".  I've turned just about everything else off that I can think of, and I still have iTunes randomly opening, sometimes as often as every few minutes when I'm at work, not anywhere near the computer that houses iTunes.  Thanks!

  • Scorpio 11 Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to Scorpio_1989)

    Ohmygod, thankyou so much for your help! I was so creeped out >.< I tried re-setting my earphones and it totally worked ^-^ Thanks for the advice

  • TrevelXP Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to gwbuss)

    I have Logitech G15 keybaord, i unchecked Logitech Media Display and after reboot itunes works fine. Thanks for sharing this solution.

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