iTunesHelper keeps appearing in Login Items

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by andy8, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. andy8 macrumors regular

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    I have un-ticked (removed) iTunesHelper from Login Items. However each time I restart Mac, it appears again in the Login Items. I don't want iTunes Helper to open automatically when I log in.

    What can I do ?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Unchecking it does not remove it, it just hides or unhides it. Select it and hit the minus button to remove.
     
  3. andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what I did. I removed it by selecting the (-) button. But after a restart, it appears again, indicating that Mac opened it automatically.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I'll test on mine after work. I'd search the forum for iTunes helper , I remember this during the Lion DP. I think it is launched when iTunes is open but not sure why is added to log in items.
     
  5. andy8, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The iTunesHelper is now gone. What I noticed was, when iTunes is launched - iTunesHelper pops up in the Login Items.
     
  6. Zmijutin macrumors member

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    i have same issue. This thing sucks!

    Hopefully somebody will come up with solution for this situation...
     
  7. colloc macrumors member

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    Is iTunesHelper important? I disabled it but I don't want to mess up my new Mac...
     
  8. Simplicated, Aug 31, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012

    Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    iTunesHelper helps iTunes recognize iPhones/iPods/iPads that you plug in and launches iTunes automatically.
     
  9. nyolc8 macrumors regular

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    There should be an option in iTunes preferences to open iTunes when device connected (I'm not on osx right now so I don't know where it is exactly)
    If you turn off that, I think iTuneshelper will not reappear in login items.
     
  10. Zmijutin macrumors member

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    I'm afraid I'm not seeing that option available on latest iTunes :(
     
  11. 50548 Guest

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    Perhaps iTunes Preferences > Devices > tick "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically" will do what you want...
     
  12. Zmijutin macrumors member

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    It's already checked, but helper is still running...
     

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  13. GageGecko macrumors member

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    The iTuneshelper.app is part of the iTunes package. To diable the iTuneshelper.app you have to view the contents of the iTunes.app by Option clicking, or right clicking, and choosing "Show Package Contents". The iTuneshelper.app is located in the MacOS folder.

    Rename iTuneshelper.app to iTuneshelper-disable.app and this will prevent it from launching and being added to Login Items.

    This method tested and working with OS 10.8.3 and iTunes 11.0.2.
     

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