Prevent Photos On OS X From Opening Up Automatically

Prevent Photos on OS X from Opening Up Automatically

When you plug in your iPhone, iPad, or just about any SD card with a photo on it, Photos loves to pop open. We’ve shown you how to turn this off on a device-by-device basis, but if you’d prefer a more all-in approach, then a Terminal command is your best option.

All you’ll need to do is pop into Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and type in this command:

defaults -currentHost write disableHotPlug -bool true

With that, Photos will no longer open up on its own regardless of what device you plug in.

Stop Photos from opening automatically [Defaults-Write]

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