It can be super annoying that every time you plug an iPhone into an iMac to charge it, the iPhotos or photos application opens up – and takes a month of Sundays to do so before I can get on with my work when all I want to do is charge my phone! So… what can we do to stop this? I wasn’t sure myself until I did a bit of research – and here’s what I found.
The method needed to stop the Photos application from opening when you plug your iPhone into your iMac or MacBook for charging only is to use the following simple steps;
- Plug in your mobile phone (iPhone) into your iMac or MacBook Pro and wait for the Photos application program to automatically open up. If it does not – open up Photos from your program menu (scroll to the bottom or side of the screen and hover to see your app menu or open your Mac icon on desktop – goto Applications and open Photos program from there).
- Click just under where it says ‘Import’ at the top left of the window where your iPhone should appear (as it’s plugged in).
- Last – simply uncheck the check box top most left (above where your iPhone appears) next to where it says; ‘Open Photos’. That’s it – a lifetime of unnecessary annoyance has come to an end! OK maybe I exaggerated that a bit:)
For a graphic view of what i just described above – see the screenshot took below and note a) your iPhone appears when you plug it into your Apple iMac/Mac Book and b) where the little elusive check box is that you need to un-check. Happy charging!
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