iPhone Launches Microsoft Word

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mchat, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. mchat macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    When I plug my iPhone into my windows xp machine, it always launches Microsoft Word (and a photo import window). Is there anyway to set the default programs for when an iPhone is connected?
  2. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    start>control panel>programs>default programs
  3. unapologetic macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008

    Frustrating, isn't it?

    Actually, the fix is not *quite* as simple as noted above, because it's a default action that's dependent on an event, not a file type. Just had to figure this out the hard way - what you have to do is this:

    1) connect the iPhone to your pc (close Word, and stop iTunes sync)

    2) Control Panel (classic view)> Scanners and Cameras

    3) Your iPhone should appear here as a camera. Right click and select "Properties"

    4) Click the "Events" tab, make sure the "Select an event" pulldown is set to "camera connected"

    5) In the "Actions" box, select "Take No Action" and hit OK.

    That should do it!
  4. mchat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
  5. celerysword macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    and another thanks unapologetic! this was driving me crazy.

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