Disable iPhone AutoPlay Pop-up

Published in multiple categories by Steve Sinchak with 43,755 views

Every time I connect the iPhone to my PC Windows shows an AutoPlay dialog with four useless options. I want Windows to do nothing because iTunes automatically starts to charge and sync my device. Unfortunately, there is not a “do nothing” option on this screen like other AutoPlay dialogs.


In order to stop the AutoPlay window I will have to change the AutoPlay settings in Control Panel:

  1. Click the Start Button and then select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Hardware and Sound.
  3. Click on Autoplay.
  4. Scroll down to the Devices Section and locate the hardware device. In this case “Steve iPhone.” Change the option in the drop down list to Take no action.

  5. Click Save
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Thanks for helping me find this cure to an annoying problem. I had looked in Autoplay, but not far enough down the page. I love when the little things that bug you go away...!
Posted by Superman on 5 years ago

Very helpful.

Thank you. Worked perfectly.
Posted by Robert White on 4 years ago

In Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600 - In control Panel there is NO item named "Hardware and Sound" , only Sound and it does not have any AutoPlay features. Is there a .cpl for this? I cannot find one.
Posted by David on 4 years ago

David, It sounds like you have your control panel sorted by small or large icons. Try changing the view to "Category" from the option in the upper right called View By. Alternatively, you can just click on the Autoplay icon.
Posted by Steve Sinchak on 4 years ago

A Big Thank You. A concise and effective tip. Just what I needed
Posted by ravy davy on 4 years ago

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