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iTunes has gone crazy in Mountain Lion - HELP!

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GirSaysDoom13 Calculating status...
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Jul 26, 2012 8:57 AM

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion, and now iTunes appears to take over my computer whenever I have my iPhone, iPod or iPad attached. If I switch to another app, the computer switches back to iTunes after a few seconds. If I quit iTunes, it starts up again by itself.


Ejecting the devices in the column browser seems to stop this behavior from happening, but that means I cannot sync or charge my devices while I'm trying to do anything else on my computer.

  • pberk Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to GirSaysDoom13)

    I am noticing the same thing - iTunes is grabbing almost 3gigs of memory and everything else is slowing to a crawl including my otherwise snappy internet connection or becoming non-responsive when ITunes is syncing... (even when it's not, it's grabbing almost a gig)...

  • angelbyte Calculating status...
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    Aug 12, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to GirSaysDoom13)

    My iTunes randomly opens even when none of my devices are attached. I'm also watching a movie and it pauses every few seconds.

  • RelayDenied Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to GirSaysDoom13)

    I don't have iTunes misbehaving so badly, taking over as if to posses the computer. However it does seem to be trying real hard to do something! After being open a couple hours, ripping a couple CD's it begins to use excessive CPU 50 - 70 % on my 2011 MBP i7 8GB. The tempature then raises excessively. I use iStat and Fan Control to keep it tamed. It is obvious it is iTunes because once it wants to creep over 170 degrees F with fans at 4100 RPM I feel compelled to close it. CPU usage and temputare decrease to normal immediately.


    Just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Have suffered the wireless hang, and now this.


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