Disable iTunes Help to prevent iTunes from automatically opening under Windows 10

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iTunes is the headquarters of Apple Music. This entertainment superstore allows users to buy music online via their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It even runs on a Windows PC that provides a backup for iTunes libraries. When you start iTunes in Windows 10/8/7, an – iTunes Helper application starts in the background. While the application is only there to start iTunes when you connect an Apple device to a PC, it becomes part of a big nuisance when you see it again and again or when you connect your iOS device to your PC.

In this post, we’ll see how you can prevent iTunes from automatically booting when you connect your iPhone. Basically, you should remove iTunes Helper & iTunesHelper.exe from startup programs.

Disable iTunes Helper on Windows 10

If iTunes is installed on your system, you can also find iTunesHelper.exe – a boot process that is already enabled on your system and runs in the background. Windows Task Manager starts iTunesHelper as High/Medium-Impact. As such, it can slow down the performance of your system.

Prevent iTunes from opening automatically

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Disabling it can immediately improve speed. It does you no harm, because we no longer need to synchronize content on the lines (between the computer and the phone), but we prefer to store all the data in the cloud. This makes iTunes irrelevant for some tasks.

To disable iTunesHelper.exe, go to the Task Manager and go to the Home tab.

Then find iTunesHelper.

If found, right-click and select Disable.

Disable option grayed out in Task Manager

If you notice the Disable option grayed out, you must log in as an administrator. If you are running an administrator account and still experience the problem, enable and try the built-in administrator account. Remember to deactivate the Super Admin account after troubleshooting.

Best wishes!

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