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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mac., Jan 28, 2009.
How do i eject my iPhone 3G if iTunes or iPhoto isn't running?
Is it safe to just unplug the cable?
The iPhone is not used as a disk so you can disconnect it at anytime without any damage. You do not have to eject it first.
It's definitely better if you eject it before pulling the cable but it most likely won't screw anything up if it's just sitting there charging. I've pulled mine out without ejecting a few times and no harm done.
a FEW times?
I never eject it in iTunes.
I just wait until its done syncing.
Right, I don't think ejecting does anything technical (like ejecting a USB drive does) but rather it's for the USER's benefit to make sure they look and see that iTunes isn't actually syncing anything at that moment. If you know that iTunes isn't currently syncing, there's no problem with just unplugging the phone.
he meant when itunes is not running, there is no way to eject if itunes or iphoto arent running.
There is absolutely no need to eject it. It's 100% safe to unplug it as long as it's not syncing. I bet there's an Apple document about this.
Edit: Page 11 of the user guide:
That makes it sound like it isn't even harmful to anything to unplug it when it is the middle of syncing; the only thing bad is that is just won't finish syncing.