I have an iphone and a macbook. Whenever I plug the phone into the laptop for charging, itunes starts dancing in the dock cause this alert demands my attention:

do you want to allow this computer to access information on

if you don't allow access you will not be able to manage or sync your iphone with this computer

I always say no. This is a work laptop. I just want to charge my phone. I don't want to accidentally opt my phone into some draconian corporate device management. Is there a way to get itunes to never ever ask this again?

  • You could say yes and turn off auto sync in settings.
    – anki
    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:45

1 Answer 1


Have you checked this box in the laptop's iTunes preferences?

iTunes device preferences

  • Yes. This button is awesome for maintaining separate libraries between a mac and a phone. I can't tell that it does anything about this alert though.
    – djeikyb
    Apr 20, 2020 at 17:27

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