Since the last update, there is no option anymore under the Device section to prevent iTunes from annoying me. Is there a tool that will kill iTunes automatically every time it opens? Or is there another way to get rid of this?

  • I looked in my iTunes 10.0.1, and in the Device tab there is an option to prevent iOS devices from syncing automatically. That also stops iTunes from opening at all.
    – BoltClock
    Oct 7 '10 at 6:34

There's a checkbox "Open iTunes when this devices is connected" on the Summary tab of the device's site in iTunes.

  • This doesn't help when the device doesn't show up in iTunes (my case).
    – jcayzac
    Apr 9 '12 at 0:52

The best way to do it is to go into Task Manager (Ctrl-Shift-Esc), open the Processes tab, find 'ituneshelper' and end the process. You should now be able to connect your phone in any mode without iTunes opening automatically.

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