Safe to Disable iTunesHelper

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djtech42, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. djtech42 macrumors 65816

    djtech42

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    #1
    Is it safe to disable the iTunesHelper process in OS X? I haven't seen any error messages in the Console. I don't need it running on my laptop because I sync my phone to my desktop.

    By the way, if you want to disable it, right click on iTunes -> Show Package Contents -> Contents -> MacOS and rename iTunesHelper to something like "iTunesHelper-disable." Make sure to get rid of it in the login items for your account, too. Use the minus sign instead of the checkbox to delete it from login items.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

    djtech42

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    Does it help performance at all, or is it pretty much the same? Just curious.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't make any noticeable impact on performance, either way. If you're having performance issues, this may help:
     

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