Posted on 24th December 2015 by Richard Mallion

Disable Photos from auto launching

So with El Capitan , every time you attach an iOS device or a memory card, the Photos app auto launches.

This can be annoying when managing many iOS devices. You can stop this on a device by device basis but is a bit of a pain.

This quick command line, courtesy of Ben Fon will disable it for all iOS devices and memory cards.

defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES

To re-enable this feature enter

defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool NO