Stop iTunes from Automatically Launching/Playing when BT Headphones Connected?

sjcaguy

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 24, 2003
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I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones that trigger an unbelievably annoying behavior on my Mac. When they are connected to the computer, they automatically launch iTunes and begin playing files. I've searched and found old patches but they don't appear to work on newer versions of Mac OS. Does anyone know how to disable this behavior? I don't want to disable iTunes entirely, just stop whatever background process is causing this to happen. Thanks!
 

vkd

macrumors 6502a
Sep 10, 2012
911
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I have the same problem. I resolved it by stopping to use iTunes and using VLC Media Player instead. Then I opened a terminal window, navigated to the Applications folder and used the following command, which effectively prohibits iTunes from running:

sudo chmod 000 iTunes.app

You can always make it work as normal again by running:

sudo chmod 777 iTunes.app

at any time.
 
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