Stop iPhone automatically opening iTunes

When I’m freelancing on the move I often need/want my phone next to me while I’m working, and if it needs charging I will do so via a USB port on my mac.

This has one annoying issue that comes with it though…Each time I plug in my iPhone, iTunes automatically tries to open.

Luckily the solution to stop this is a simple one:

  1. Fire up iTunes.
  2. go to preferences (cmd + ,).
  3. Click ‘devices’.
  4. Tick ‘prevent iPods…etc etc…syncing automatically’.

As I almost always charge via USB from my Mac this option has saved me a lot of hassle.