Stop Photos Launching When Device Is Connected

If the Photos app launches when you plug in your iPhone or other device, and you’d rather it not launch automatically, you can change this easily. Simply connect the device and let Photos launch. You should see a “Open Photos for this device” checkbox near the top go Photos. Uncheck that to turn this off. If you don’t see it, then choose View, Show Sidebar. Then select the device on the left. The checkbox should appear near the top.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Stop Photos Launching When Device Is Connected”

    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, I am probably blind, but cannot see the checkbox. In iPhoto, top right all I have is "Import Selected" and "Import ... photos".

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