iTunes opening on its own

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trnsilver

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#1
I'm using Windows 7 and just got an iPhone 4S (upgraded from iPhone 4).

Ever since I set-up the 4S today, even when closed, my iTunes is opening on its own and - eventually - connecting to my iPhone (probably to check for updates, sync, etc.)

The problem is that this is extremely annoying and I don't need it checking hourly (or however often it is happening). I looked at settings and am not seeing specifically where to adjust any of this...just wanted to see if (a) this was happening to anyone else or (b) what was going on and how I could stop/fix/adjust it.

Loving the 4S and Siri so far.
 

trnsilver

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#3
The first thing I have done, on iTunes, is uncheck the "Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected" option box. Not sure if that will work. It just opened again - 15 minutes after last time. So annoying.
 

iphonewarrior

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#7
There is a menu in Preferences that disables automatic syncing of devices. Launch itunes-Preferences-Devices-Check 'Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically'

This may or may not fix it. Also, have you configured iTunes to launch at boot?
 

RoofMonkey

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#9
I you have wifi syncing on and the auto start/ sync when phone is detected it will do that. At least that's my thinking. Mine is doing the same thing, gonna turn off one or the other to narrow it down.


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kimo

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#10
If you have a windows os computer go into control panel, administrative tools and select system configuration. On the startup tab uncheck iTunes and then hit apply. This will stop iTunes from running when your computer boots up. You can also uncheck other programs (make sure it is not essential ones needed) like quicktime. (note this is on a windows 7 and maybe the same for vista, google on how to remove iTunes from startup) This will also free up your processor and help it to run better.