How to Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows

Tired to see iTunes pop up every time when iPhone is connected to the computer? Here in this post, we will show you how to stop iTunes from opening when iPhone is connected on Windows in detail. Works on Windows 7/XP/8/10.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: May. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2018
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When your iPhone is connected to the computer using a USB cable, iTunes will be automatically launched. However, not every time you plug in the iPhone to a computer, iTunes is needed, for instance, you may only want to charge your iPhone while they work but iTunes pops up nonetheless, which is pretty irritating.

Here in this post, we will show you how to stop iTunes from opening when iPhone is connected on Windows (works on Windows 8 and Windows 10). Follow one of the methods below and you can easily stop iTunes from opening when iPhone is connected.

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How to Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows 8/10

Here are two methods to stop iTunes from opening when iPhone is connected on Windows. Please adopt the easiest one.

Method 1. Disabling Device Auto Sync

You can disable iTunes automatic syncing to stop iTunes from opening automatically when iPhone is connected on Windows. To do this, follow the below steps –

Step 1Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. iTunes will be launched automatically.

Step 2Click on iPhone icon under the menu bar to display iTunes settings in the left pane.

Step 3Click on Summary tab and you will see its options in the right pane.

Step 4Under the options section, uncheck the Automatically Sync when iPhone is connected option and save the settings.

How to Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows - Step 4

How to Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows – Step 4

Method 2. Disable iTunesHelper service

iTunesHelper is a service installed on your computer when you install iTunes. This service runs in the background and detects any or all devices that are connected to the computer and automatically launches the iTunes. This service is responsible for automatically opening of iTunes whenever you connect your iPhone to the Windows. If you want to stop iTunes from opening when iPhone is connected on windows 10 and 8, disabling this service from running is a good way to go.

Step 1Open Task Manager by press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously or through the taskbar.

Step 2Go to Startup tab and search for iTunesHelper on the list.

Step 3Right-click on iTunesHelper and click Disable.

Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows - Disable iTunesHelper

Stop iTunes from Opening When iPhone is Connected on Windows – Disable iTunesHelper

Bonus Tip: How to Manage iOS Data without iTunes

Even though you might encounter lots of problems while using iTunes, like automatically launch when iPhone is connected, error 0xe80000, it is, anyhow, the most wildly used iOS data manager. When managing iOS data is needed, iTunes is still the first choice.

Actually, there are some other ways which can help you manage iOS data easier and quicker without any errors. AnyTrans for iOS, the latest development in iOS data management, is highly recommended for those who need to manage iOS data. It has won millions of people’s admiration for AnyTrans for iOS can help you:

1. Transfer data from iPhone to computer

With AnyTrans for iOS, you can selectively backup data from iPhone to the computer or transfer all data from iPhone to the computer in one go. Most importantly, data transferred from iOS device to the computer are viewable.

2. Transfer data from computer to iPhone

With iTunes, you can add contents from computer to iPhone. However, existing data might be erased. AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer data from computer to iPhone without any data loss.

3. Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone

The traditional way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone is troublesome. You have to create a backup first, then restore iDevice from the previous backup. However, you can’t view the data in iTunes backup and iTunes can’t really backup all data on your iPhone.

AnyTrans for iOS can help you selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone or transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone in one go. You can preview the data before transferring. Moreover, AnyTrans for iOS supports more than 28+ types of data, you can basically transfer everything you want from iPhone to iPhone.

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As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is indeed an excellent iTunes alternative to manage iOS data. Why not free download it to your computer and let it help you manage iOS data easily and quickly.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for two ways to stop iTunes opening when iPhone is connected on Windows. Are two methods above helpful? Share your ideas with us in the comment column. By the way, don’t forget to give AnyTrans for iOS a try to help you manage iOS data.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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