How To: Make iTunes ignore your iPhone or iPad while charging

Every time you plug in your iPhone or iPad into your computer, iTunes launches and attempts to sync your device, which can definitely be annoying. After all, sometimes you might just want to charge your phone with no intention of using iTunes or a friend needs to plug their own device into your Mac or Windows PC for whatever reasons that don’t involve iTunes syncing.

Regardless of the situation, you can easily set iTunes to ignore your device and just let it charge. Here’s how to do it:

What you need to do, is eject your device from iTunes, but there are several methods to achieve the same result.

iTunes - Eject device

If you just connected an iPhone to your computer, click on the iPhone icon in iTunes. Next to your phone’s name, there is a small eject icon. Click it to make your phone stay in charging mode so it won’t sync with iTunes.

iTunes - Select device

To use the second method, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to your PC or Mac, then click and hold the phone icon from the iTunes menu.

iTunes - Devices

The list of connected devices will be displayed. This method is particularly useful if you have more than one iOS device connected to your computer as it’s a quick way to eject them all.

Just like in the first method, simply click on the eject icon next to the name of the device(s) you want to eject.

Finally, the third solution for Mac users would be to right-click on the iTunes icon located in the Dock. A context menu will be displayed and it contains an eject option for each iOS device that’s currently connected to the computer. All you have left to do is to click on the one for the device you want to eject.

That’s it! From now on you can plug your iPhone into your computer for charging and avoid all that iTunes nonsense.

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