How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
- Plug in your iPad/iPhone
- Open Image Capture
- Select your device ("devMikePad")
- Press the triangle in square symbol in the lower left corner.
- Select "No application" in the menu.
Here is a picture showing what to look for on Snow Leopard or Yosemite.
The way disable this in bulk using terminal or a script:
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES
This sets a flag to tell the system to not activate ImageCapture or Photos or iPhoto when a hot plug of an iOS device is detected. The benefit here is you pre-emotively disable the connection as opposed to reacting to each single device after an app has launched and the specific device is connected.
Preferences > General > "Connecting Camera Opens ..."
set it to "No Application"
added: How to do this with the new Photos app
Connect the iPad/iPhone
check or uncheck "Open Photos for this device"
On Yosemite, it was driving me nuts and the above answers helped some, but I still had to dig around a bit. Here's my own clarification:
Connect your phone and open Photos.
- Drop down the View menu and
- Select Show Sidebar (changing the option to Hide Sidebar as shown in my screenshot)
- Select your phone in the now visible sidebar and uncheck the box labeled "Open photos for this device"
I looked through all preferences, settings, and help menus I could find and found nothing. So thanks for the help!