How to stop iTunes from opening automatically on Windows

If you own one or more than one Apple device I am sure you must have installed iTunes on your PC so you can manage them easily. While iTunes is a great software for managing your devices and playing music via Apple Music, it starts automatically when you turn on your Windows PC. In addition to this, it also pops up automatically when you connect a USB device with your PC.

This happens because a program named iTunes helper is running in the background of your PC. Whenever the program detects an Apple device it automatically launches iTunes on your PC. Since it’s running in the background, it also takes up your system resources which often results in increased CPU and RAM usage.

The program automatically starts with your Windows 10 system which results in slow startup speed. To solve this problem, users can disable the program from Startup and while doing that is easy, not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to stop iTunes from opening automatically on Windows.

How to stop iTunes from opening automatically on Windows

Step 1: Bring up Task Manager on your Windows 10 PC. The easiest method to do this is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can also right-click on the taskbar and then select “Task Manager” from the context menu.

Step 2: Once the Task Manager is running go to the Startup tab to bring up a list of your Startup tab. If you are unable to see the Startup tab on the top, expand your Task Manager by pressing More details from the bottom.

Step 3: After opening the Startup tab search for the iTunes Helper program. Select it by clicking on it and then click on the “Disable” button from the bottom-right corner.

Step 4: Once you’ve followed the above steps and completed the process, restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

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