How to Turn Off Auto Sync in iTunes

If you use iTunes to manage the media on all of your iOS devices, you may have found it annoying because the software begins syncing media as soon as the device is connected to your computer. We’ve all been there, and it takes a long time to finish, particularly if there is a lot of stuff. The majority of us choose performing the synchronising process manually rather than having iTunes do it on our own. There is a way to make iTunes’ Auto-Sync feature inactive, though. Once it’s finished, all you have to do is click the Sync button to start manually transferring content as you choose. Let’s look at how to switch off auto sync in iTunes if you’re keen on removing this feature:

Turning Off Auto Sync in iTunes

Note: In order to stop my iPhone 7 Plus from automatically transferring and receiving content, I was able to disable auto sync in the most recent stable version of iTunes for Windows (12.6.2). The process is essentially the same for both operating systems, regardless of whether you’re using iTunes on a Mac.

Connect your iOS device to a computer that is running the most recent version of iTunes, then just follow the instructions below to quickly turn off auto sync:

  • Once you ve connected your iOS device, you ll notice a device icon right below the top menu on iTunes. Simply click on the device icon and move on to the next menu.
  • Here, under the options section located on the right pane, un-check the box right next to Automatically sync when this iPhone (or iPod or iPad) is connected . Now, click on Done located at the top-right corner to save your settings. If you want to manually sync your iTunes, you can easily do that by clicking the Sync button right next to it.
  • Now head over to Edit -> Preferences located in the top menu, to disable the auto sync feature. You can also use the shortcut key Ctrl + , to easily get into iTunes preferences.
  • Now, a tiny window will pop-up on your screen that displays all the iTunes preferences that you can customize. Here, go to the Devices section and check the box right next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically . When you re done with this, simply click on OK to save your preferences.

To stop iTunes from automatically syncing your media across all of your iOS devices, that’s about all you have to do.


Disable iTunes Auto Sync With Ease

We’re delighted that we could help you if you were someone like me who used to feel annoyed whenever iTunes started the syncing process as soon as the device was connected to a computer for another reason. Using this option, which updates everything by simply connecting to your smartphone, may be enjoyable for some of you, but I prefer to use it at my discretion. Have you folks been able to get iTunes to turn off auto sync? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.