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iPad sync preferences

3292 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2011 8:26 PM by curious r RSS
curious r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 8, 2011 6:17 PM
Hi all, New iPad user here, so far pretty comfortable with most operations cept I have one small query.

Is it possible to connect the iPad to your Mac without having iTunes and especially iPhoto automatically open? I will continue searching the forum, any pointers appreciated!
24 in. iMac PC,, Mac OS X (10.6.4),  iPhone 3G 16 GB, Time Capsule, AirPort Express, Iomega 1TB ext, iPad 29 GB
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,490 points)
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    Feb 8, 2011 7:15 PM (in response to curious r)
    HI,

    Connect your iPad to your Mac, launch iTunes. From the Summary tab deselect: Open iTunes when this iPad is connected.

    Now click the Photos tab from the menu. Deselect: Sync Photos from

    See if that helps. You may need to quit iTunes (Command + Q) the relaunch iTunes for those changes to take effect.










    Carolyn
    27" iMac 3.2GHz i3 MBAir iPad iPhone 3GS 4.2 iLife iWork / AirPlay / ATV2, Mac OS X (10.6.6), QTPro Intuos Epson Olympus Airport JBL
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Feb 8, 2011 7:19 PM (in response to curious r)
    Carolyn is correct. I jumped the gun. Remainder of post removed.

    Message was edited by: Demo
    MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel iMac (Tiger 10.4.11) MacBook White 13" (10.5.8) iPad 32g (iOS 4.2)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,470 points)
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    Feb 8, 2011 10:15 PM (in response to curious r)
    If you don't want to sync anything, why are you connecting it to your Mac?
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10.1.1, 32GB wifi iPad
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 5:18 AM (in response to curious r)
    I think this is what you have to do now.

    Launch iTunes on your computer. At the top -click on iTunes and drag down to open preferences. In the preferences there is a heading for Devices. Click on that. At the bottom there is a box that says - Prevent iPod, iPhone and iPad from syncing automatically. Make sure that box is NOT checked. If it is checked the option for ... Open iTunes When this iPad is connected ... will be greyed out. Quit iTunes and connect your iPad launch iTunes and see if you now have the option to click the box - Open iTunes when this .....

    Then try to check the box to prevent iTunes from opening automatically. Then you can go back into the iTunes preferences, back to Devices, and check - Prevent iPod, iPhone and iPad from syncing automatically. If all goes well, when you connect your iPad, iTunes will not open nor will it sync automatically. If you do want it to sync automatically, keep the box under Devices, in Preferences, unchecked.
    MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel iMac (Tiger 10.4.11) MacBook White 13" (10.5.8) iPad 32g (iOS 4.2)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,470 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to curious r)
    I know that I can connect a camera without iPhoto opening.

    Connect the iPad and look in iPhoto prefs. There should be an option to prevent the iPad from opening iPhoto.
    If it's not there (depends on the version of iPhoto), open *Image Capture* in the Applications folder and it's in the prefs.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10.1.1, 32GB wifi iPad

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