4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2009 10:36 AM by Paul Forgey
anukal Level 1 Level 1
I wonder how to get iTunes start up automatically when I plug my iPhone in to my MacBook. Right now, when I plug in my iPhone the iPhoto starts up instead. This is strange because I thought that iTunes should be the one starting up. Anyone knows how to fix this.

MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Reply by Ingo2711 on May 20, 2009 5:51 AM Helpful
See this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1501

Lauch the program "image capture" , go to preferencesand choose "no application" when camera is connected. In your case "iphoto" is selected.

You can activate the automatic startup of itunes in the info pane when your phone is connected.

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  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone
    See this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1501

    Lauch the program "image capture" , go to preferencesand choose "no application" when camera is connected. In your case "iphoto" is selected.

    You can activate the automatic startup of itunes in the info pane when your phone is connected.
  • anukal Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks a lot. So, it means I cannot have iTunes automatically starts up without automatically syncing my phone, right?
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone
    You deactivate autosync in itunes/settings/devices. Auto startup can be changed in the summary pane/advanced section when your phone is connected.
  • Paul Forgey Level 2 Level 2
    I found this thread trying to figure out the opposite: disable iTunes from starting up every time I plugged in my iPhone. The UI flow doesn't make it obvious either way.

    If auto sync is disabled globally in itunes/settings/devices, the sync option in the summary pane/advanced section is unchecked and grayed out.

    So by checking the global disable option, iTunes will always automatcially start up (by not sync) when I plug in my iPhone regardless.

    By unchecking to "enable" automatic syncing (double negative UI options FTL), that enables the summary pane/advanced section where you can now uncheck the automatic sync option for the device, which will then also keep iTunes from popping up.

    Confused?