Iphone autoplay

When I’m at work I always like charging some of my devices while at my desk, and I generally do it through the USB connection on my computer. Some devices, such as the iPhone, will popup each time asking what you want to do with it (unless you have iTunes installed), and this can get pretty annoying since all I’m trying to do is charge my phone.

The thing I find weird is that the popup window will always offer a few options such as importing photos or opening the device in Windows Explorer, but never has the “Take no action” option listed. For that you actually need to jump into the Control Panel to make the change:

  1. Open the AutoPlay settings by doing one of the following:
    1. Do a search in the Start Menu for AutoPlay, and select the AutoPlay option that should be shown under the Control Panel section.
    2. Open the Control Panel, and click on Hardware and Sound. Click on the AutoPlay option.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen until you see the list of devices.
  3. Next to the Apple iPhone option click the dropdown menu, and select Take no action.
  4. Click Save.

After doing this the next time you plug in your iPhone that nagging prompt should not be displayed.