Accidentally "opened" iphone on other computer, how to undo?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Schtibbie, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

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    Scenario: I sync my iPhone to my home macbook pro and always have. I also have a work computer, but I've only ever plugged into that to charge up. When the window comes up on that computer (a windows machine) saying that it cannot connect via itunes unless I put my PIN in on the phone, I simply *don't* do that, and all is well. It charges, and my work machine gets zero access to the innerds of the phone. Good!

    But: today when I plugged in I also happened to unlock the phone's screen for a sec so I could start an app. My work computer grabbed "authority" to see the phone and now is capable of browsing my photos and seeing what I have installed via iTunes.

    Here's where my scenario is different from others I've seen - thankfully, it did not actually SYNC, so my phone still syncs normally with the Mac. I verified. And I have since selected the "don't automatically sync" on the Windows machine. But that work laptop still can browse my phone despite my having changed my PIN afterwards.

    Is there any way to make my work computer LOSE the ability to browse this phone? I can't see how.
     
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    Can you delete the iTunes app on the PC and re-download iTunes if required.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    If you only want to charge then why aren't you using a wall charger?
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    iTunes isn't necessary to charge the phone. I'm curious, what is the concern now that iTunes has access to the phone?
     
  5. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    He doesn't want all his work machine to have access to all his pr0n :p
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This is probably the best solution. Also, why even have itunes on a work computer if you are not syncing your device?
     
  7. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    +1

    Don't see the problem - it doesn't mean it syncs anything, and no-one's going to be able to see what's on it via iTunes when it's not plugged in. No issue, as far as I can see.

    Tiptopp
     

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