If Image Capture doesn’t open when you connect a device to your Mac
If Image Capture doesn’t open when you connect a scanner, camera, iOS device, iPadOS device, or other device with a camera to your Mac, you can set an option in Image Capture so that happens.
Connect your device to your computer, then turn the device on.
You may be asked to unlock your device with a passcode or to trust the device.
In the Image Capture app on your Mac, select the device in the Devices or Shared list.
Click the Action button in the Image Capture toolbar.
Click the “Connecting this [device] opens” pop-up menu, then choose Image Capture.