It is really irritating whenever you connect iOS device (iPhone or iPad) or camera or SD card on Mac and iPhoto pops up.
By default, Mac OS X opens iPhoto app whenever your connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to Mac using Lightning Sync cable. Lot of users turned this option in Mavericks. But this feature automatically turned on after OS X Yosemite upgrade.
Follow my step by step guide to turn off/disable iPhoto’s auto startup when you connect iOS device or camera to Mac
- Open iPhone app on your Mac and click the iPhoto menu options in the upper left corner.
- Choose Preferences.
- Search and find Connecting camera opens: option. Set it to No application.
It will prevent iPhoto app opening automatically when you connect media device.
Disable iPhoto opening automatically for particular device
If you don’t want to launch iPhoto when you connect your iPhone or iPad, but you want to open iPhoto app when you connect your digital camera, try this method.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to Mac using Lightning or 30-pin sync cable.
- Launch Image capture app from the Applications folder.
- Select your iOS device from the left side panel.
- At the image capture window bottom left corner, you can see the pull down option allow you to choose what happens when you connect your iOS device to Mac (You need to click the tiny up arrow in the lower left corner before view this option).
- Choose “No Application” option.
- Now close the app.