I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 machines via USB. Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card as external storage.

How can I stop this behavior? I haven't really noticed when it started, sometime after I installed CM6?


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Apparently the Winamp app has an Enable auto-mount setting that is by default set to true. Problem resolved.

  • Also I found in the past that the DoubleTwist app annoyingly does this too.
    – GAThrawn
    Commented Oct 31, 2010 at 17:55
  • I believe in both cases the publishers of these apps consider this a helpful feature.
    – ale
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 12:34
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    I find it highly annoying because I usually just plug in my phone via usb to charge, not mount as a drive
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 12:52
  • Well, at least there is the option to turn it off.
    – ale
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 15:19

While connected via USB, you will notice a USB icon on notification bar.

Drag the notification bar down, you will see a "USB connection" item. Click it.

Select "none" or "nothing" (I'm not sure about the option name in english, because my Motorola Milestone is in portuguese).

  • Doesn't answer the question. His is auto-mounting, before he picks anything from the notification item.
    – davr
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 17:58
  • You only have to do this once. The next time you connect your phone via USB, it won't auto-mount. Commented Nov 4, 2010 at 3:25

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