How to Stop Photos from Opening on When Plugging In iPhone

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;

  1. 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).
  2. Click just under where it says ‘Import’ at the top left of the window where your iPhone should appear (as it’s plugged in).
  3. 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!

Here’s how to stop that pesky program application Photos from opening every single time you plugin your mobile iPhone to charge! See the blue checkbox top left… uncheck that and you are good to go!

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