Everytime I connect my iPhone to my laptop, Image Capture opens. How to I stop it? I just need to use iTunes, not Image Capture.

3 Answers 3


The preferences you are looking for are located in Image Capture itself.

Here is what to do:

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    In case some people can't find this option, try clicking the little triangle in a square icon in the bottom left, as it may be hiding the option.
    – DonnaLea
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 23:43
  • There are no devices listed.
    – User
    Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 2:58
  • In my case I needed to select the device first, otherwise no menu appears Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 19:15
  • Wow, is this still the best way to do this? It seems like an "iOS devices" preference pane in System Preferences next to the other hardware pref. panes would be a much more intuitive way to handle this.
    – Crowder
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 17:03
  • Because really, doesn't his answer answers the question, "Where is the one place on my Mac where I control which application opens after my iPhone is connected?"?
    – Crowder
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 17:04

You can select Other... and then iTunes from the drop down menu below Connecting this iPhone opens. Select No application


Open iTunes/Preferences with your iPhone connected and check:

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And also check in iPhoto's preferences and select "No Application":

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  • now both iTune and Image Capture opens. How can I disable auto open Image Capture?
    – KMC
    Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 7:42
  • Tell iPhoto to Not open anything, did you try that? Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 8:04
  • KMC, the correct answer is the one provided by Matt below. Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 12:34

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