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How to disable Lightroom Mobile?

New Here ,
May 04, 2014

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I don't want to use Lightroom Mobile. Every time when i start Lightroom the "getting started windows" of Lightroom Mobile pops up. Any idea how to permanently disable Lightroom Mobile and/or getting rid of the annoying gettting started window?

Hi,

I had the exact same problem.

This fixed it for me Lightroom 6.3 on Mac:

Click on upper left ; Lightroom

Identity Plate setup

choose soemthing else besides Mobile

enjoy

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How to disable Lightroom Mobile?

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May 04, 2014

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I don't want to use Lightroom Mobile. Every time when i start Lightroom the "getting started windows" of Lightroom Mobile pops up. Any idea how to permanently disable Lightroom Mobile and/or getting rid of the annoying gettting started window?

Hi,

I had the exact same problem.

This fixed it for me Lightroom 6.3 on Mac:

Click on upper left ; Lightroom

Identity Plate setup

choose soemthing else besides Mobile

enjoy

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Jun 03, 2015

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 03, 2015

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In the upper left corner of the main window near the name template, there should be a dropdown list that has "sync with LR Mobile" as the first option. From there you should be able to turn it off.

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Jun 04, 2015

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That doesn't seem to stop the reminders to sync! They seem determined to make us sync!!

Bob Frost

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 04, 2015

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What version of LR are you using. I don't get that window when I open LR. I once tried LR mobile, installed LR on my phone and started syncing images from both phone and desktop, and found it to limiting. So I Uninstalled the phone app and clicked the stop/pause button in LR desktop app and then when into the preferences and deleted all data.

Now that drop down next to where is says Lightroom CC reads Start. Which I won't click.

Oh also I deleted the Collection and the folder listing that was created in the library module of LR CC.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 04, 2015

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Thanks for the replies. I think when I first ran LR 6 I must have clicked on the prompt to sync with mobile which I didn't want to do. I turned it off and now it just says I have 29 days trial period left. Just have no interest in this mobile madness.

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Oct 12, 2015

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Thank you so much ManiaJoe, my syncing is working again after my update with the CC version.

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Jul 18, 2015

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I'm having the same issue. All was fine until I upgraded to 6.1 and was forced to associate LR with my Adobe account. After two days of struggling I've given up on 6.1 as it's not fit for purpose and reverted to 5.7, but now I get prompted to sign in to mobile every time I start LR. Like Chris, I have absolutely no interest in mobile and deeply wish that Adobe would spend less time (preferably none at all) on hanging superfluous bells and whistles off their products, and a bit more time on making the core function of the software work properly.

I don't have any mobile collections or folders to delete.  The drop down menu has "Sync with Lightroom Mobile" turned on but greyed out so I can't turn it off. Please don't tell me I have to start furtling in the registry to fix this!

Not good enough, Adobe!

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2015

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This is driving me crazy too.

Added by the fact that any sort of search for a solution seems to be buried instead replaced with things telling me how to get it working.

I bought a stand alone version for a reason, so Adobe should not sell it if they're going to insist I sign up for that #@$& cloud.

There was no option to not install this in Lightroom 6.

I had hoped it would go away after a month, but nope. I don't want to sign up, but every single time I create a new catalog, there is that window telling me to sign up. Of course I turned off Sync, but that apparently isn't good enough for Adobe.

Thanks for the persistent ad for something I don't want, in something I paid good money for to not have to deal with.

If you figure out a solution, PLEASE post it here! The only fix I've seen is to sign up for the cloud, register for the mobile app, and only then will it leave you alone.

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2015

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Try logging off from Help in the main menu.   It says it will disable Lightroom but it doesn't.

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2015

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Go to the Creative Cloud desktop app and choose Preferences from the Settings icon in the upper-right. From there select the Creative Cloud tab and the Files sub-tab. There you can turn SYNC on and off. I assume syncing for all CC apps is disabled. I only use Lightroom as part of the CC Suite, so if you don't have the Creative Cloud app, I don't know how to turn off sync from within Lightroom itself. I am using the latest version, Lightroom CC, on a Windows 10 platform.

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2015

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tk22030: Yes.

No.

This doesn't work.

Already did this - as mentioned at a dozen other forums.

The window still keeps coming up. I'm guessing people that have the cloud and have this don't see it, or are allowed to turn it off.

There's like 2 or 3 places to turn it off, under Library and Develop. I've tried logging on, tried logging off. It seems the only solution is to buy it, and then not use it.

Basically, people who bought the stand-alone Lightroom are screwed. Otherwise, Adobe would say how to turn it off, and wouldn't bury any search regarding this issue.

Any answers I've gotten in photo forums basically tell me as much.

But thanks for your time!

jcbordo:

I figured what the heck, and logged out - under help, which seems to be different than under the other menu.

What this did was make Lightroom think that it was a trial version, and give me 30 days to use it. Great.

So I think my last thought was to uninstall it and reinstall it - although I don't think that will make any difference. Since this is new for LR6, that explains why it was never an issue with 5.

This moronic "trial version" reminds me of the great "feature" of CS6 stand-alone where after 30 days acrobat would stop working, thinking it was a trial version. Requiring you to log out, uninstall and reinstall one of the programs to straighten it out.

Thanks anyway!

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