Forum Question: Why iTunes is not opening when iPad is connected.

iTunes has a box to check if you want it to be opened when you connect your iPad to the USB port. I have that box checked, but iTunes never opens automatically when I connect the iPad. What’s that all about?
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Shirl Parker

Comments: 3 Responses to “Why iTunes is not opening when iPad is connected.”

    10/6/10 @ 1:20 pm

    Go to System Preferences, Accounts and look in your account at Login Items. Make sure “ituneshelper.app” is there. That is what runs in the background and waits until you connect your iPhone/iPod/iPad and then launches iTunes. If it has been removed, then at least you know why.

      Shirl Parker
      10/6/10 @ 9:27 pm

      I looked, and it’s not in the Login Items, and I could also not even find the app on my HD. Would you recommend I get a copy and use it, or does it cause more problems than it’s worth. I saw a few comments about that on the net.

        10/6/10 @ 9:29 pm

        If you really want to get it back, you can find it by going to /Applications/iTunes.app, then Right+Click and “Show Package Contents.” Then it is at:
        /Contents/Resources/iTunesHelper.app

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