- 10-14-2011, 03:05 PM #26
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- 10-14-2011, 08:46 PM #30
That doesn't sound right. Make sure that you scroll down in the summary pane; the wifi option is below the backup settings options and you might not be able to see it without scrolling down. If you still can't find it, plug in your phone, click on it in the left hand column, and give us a screenshot to troubleshoot.
- 10-14-2011, 09:30 PM #31
ITunes wi-fi sync
I think this could be an answer to a lot of wifi sync problems on iOS 5
Go to iTunes and look for edit, scroll down to preferences and go to devices.
On the devices page unclick the box that reads "prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" This box has been a thorn in my side until now. Didn't know it even existed. Another forum member pointed it out to me.
Now with your iOS device plugged in, scroll down to bottom of page where it says options and check box that enables "sync with this iPhone over wifi".
Once I did these two things, I unplugged my iPhone and seconds later it showed up on the iTunes page wirelessly! Same goes for the iPad. Now you should be able to sync everything you want as you wish. Just make sure your device is plugged into a wall socket. I think it's because of battery drain if there a lot of movies and such which need syncing.
The only caveat to this process would be that when you just want to charge and not sync, the box under the devices section mentioned above must be checked, otherwise your phone or iPad will automatically start syncing. I hope this info helps anyone who is still having problems. Thanks!
- 10-14-2011, 09:51 PM #32
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- 10-15-2011, 12:47 AM #34
Okay. This is bizarre. Opened itunes to verify that I have all things checked appropriately like rhp525i suggested and both my iPad and iPhone started to sync. I can see the contents of both under devices. I could see all the new apps sync. However, NEITHER the iPad or the iPad were connected to their cables and charging!!! How can that be?
- 10-15-2011, 08:15 AM #35
Thanks for everyones help and suggestions. I was having the same problem. I'm not even sure what worked exactly (I tried everything!!) but my wireless sync is up & running!!
What I did discover & what may not be clear to others is that you can automatically sync wirelessly plugging your iphone/ipad into a power source OR manually sync wirelessly without plugging into anything by going through the settings>general>itunes wifi sync route.
It seems like some are under the impression that you MUST plug your phone into a power sower to sync. That's not true. (I thought that too until I got it to work). I think the requirement for having to connect to a power source for the automatic sync is so that your phone doesn't start syncing as soon as you walk in the door at home & you may not want it to. Or if you're on the go every time your phone & laptop land on the same wifi network, it starts syncing.
Hope that helps someone!
- 10-15-2011, 09:11 AM #36
But according to the iphone manual that should not work. No wonder everyone is confused.
When Wi-Fi syncing is turned on, iPhone syncs automatically every day. iPhone must be connected to a power source, both iPhone and your computer must be on the same wireless network, and iTunes must be open on your computer. For more information, see “iTunes Wi-Fi Sync” on page 149.
- 10-15-2011, 01:55 PM #37
Ejecting it in iTunes means iTunes can no longer see the iPhone over wireless either. You'll notice now, with WIFI sync enabled, that even when you unplug your iPhone it will show as connected on the left pane. As long as that is the case, you should be able to sync manually and automatically (when connected to power).
- 10-15-2011, 05:51 PM #38
And no... I don't see the iphone in the left pane when I unplug it. It disappears immediately. In addition, the only time the SYNC NOW button on the phone is black, not grey, is when it is connected to the computer directly.
EDITED to add results of my "experiment":
I just plugged in the iphone into the computer via USB. It connected just fine. I did the sync using the sync button in iTunes this time - I did it on the phone previously. I unselected SYNC WIRELESSLY and hit apply. Then I re-selected SYNC WIRELESSLY and hit apply. Pulled the USB cable...and the iphone is still there!! Maybe you have to do things in a specific order. Also noted that the SYNC NOW button on the iphone is now black, not grey. However, it is NOT plugged into power so that part still confuses me since Apple manual says it must be plugged in.
Last edited by jayes; 10-15-2011 at 06:03 PM.
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- 10-16-2011, 03:32 PM #42
You can sync over wifi anytime you like (manually from settings). Your iOS 5 device must be plugged into power if you want it to wifi sync automatically.
Apple takes battery life seriously, as we all know, so they will only fire up the radio for syncing when they can be sure that your user experience will not suffer for it by leaving you with a dead battery.
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