How to Stop Image Capture From Opening When iPhone or iPad is Plugged In

Image Capture iPhone iPad iPod touch

If you have ever found yourself frustrated that Image Capture opens automatically on Mac OS X Mountain Lion when you plug in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, with an incredibly simple solution. The next time you plug an iOS device into your Mac, simply navigate to the bottom left corner of Image Capture and select No Application from the drop-down menu.

You can also use this menu to change the application that opens by default upon connecting your Apple device, if Image Capture isn’t your fancy. Perhaps you want Preview or AutoImporter to open instead. And there you have it: a simple yet effective way to overcome one of the most annoying problems that plagues iPhone and iPad on Mac. Do you have any similar quick tips that you use?

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