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    Default Wifi Sync Working without Power Supply

    My iphone 4 is staying connected to itunes even tho I have taken if off of the power supply. After disconnecting the iphone, it still stays in the itunes device list. It is actively syncing music, apps, or whatever on command.

    Are you experiencing this? Do you know why I may be?
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    You are supposed to eject it. Click the little arrow next to the device BEFORE you unhook it.
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    does the same thing for me. i like it. no wires =)

    does the same for my iphone 4 and my ipad, as well as my friend and his gfs iphone 4
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    yep, i sync all the time without being plugged into anything. pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu315 View Post
    My iphone 4 is staying connected to itunes even tho I have taken if off of the power supply. After disconnecting the iphone, it still stays in the itunes device list. It is actively syncing music, apps, or whatever on command.

    Are you experiencing this? Do you know why I may be?
    I think it's the new "normal"...

    You can sync wifi anytime the device is in iTunes - not just when it's hooked to power... you can initiate the sync in iTunes, or from the device: Settings> General> iTunes Wi-Fi Sync> Sync Now.
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    So why does Apple stress that you must have the iphone plugged into a power source and what are the disadvantages to not having it plugged to one? I mean I've only been updated for a few hours, but it seems like it works fine.
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    I just realized my post made no sense. Lol. I read the title wrong. I think they tell u to do that because it can be a battery drainer if u are syncing a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu315 View Post
    So why does Apple stress that you must have the iphone plugged into a power source and what are the disadvantages to not having it plugged to one? I mean I've only been updated for a few hours, but it seems like it works fine.
    It's probably mostly a safety thing. To make sure your iPhone doesn't die while syncing. That said, my iPhone remains in the listed available devices in iTunes even after I turn wifi off. You don't have to eject it per se, but that's the only way to actually get it to go away from your iTunes sidebar. That said, I've never had a problem not ejecting it, so I think it's safe to say not doing so won't cause any harm.
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    So everyone is complaining about it not being "truly" wireless, but it is. I bet people STILL won't be happy. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu315 View Post
    So everyone is complaining about it not being "truly" wireless, but it is. I bet people STILL won't be happy. lol
    You can make it sync by diving into settings. So, for anyone who wants to complain, there's a simple workaround haha.
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    do not go throwing away your cable yet. you cannot restore using wifi only. so yes, a cable will in fact be needed
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    What are ur current settings in iTunes? Back up to pc or cloud? Allow to sync via wifi on or off? I wonder if some may think that it is syncing when it is really not. I just learned that if you back up to the cloud that it will do it automatically once you arrive at your home with wifi. But you have to have sync with wifi shut off. Otherwise, itunes constantly opens looking like its syncing but the sync fails.

    Edit: when u have set to sync to cloud, it does not automatically open iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtanko78 View Post
    What are ur current settings in iTunes? Back up to pc or cloud? Allow to sync via wifi on or off? I wonder if some may think that it is syncing when it is really not. I just learned that if you back up to the cloud that it will do it automatically once you arrive at your home with wifi. But you have to have sync with wifi shut off. Otherwise, itunes constantly opens looking like its syncing but the sync fails.

    Edit: when u have set to sync to cloud, it does not automatically open iTunes.
    I have it as sync to computer and i have allow to sync over wifi on. It indeed works, because now whenever i drag music or add an app or something to the phone in the itunes device list, it works. Plugged in or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu315 View Post
    I have it as sync to computer and i have allow to sync over wifi on. It indeed works, because now whenever i drag music or add an app or something to the phone in the itunes device list, it works. Plugged in or not.
    Thanks for the update. I will need to see if this is the. Awe when using the cLoud as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    do not go throwing away your cable yet. you cannot restore using wifi only. so yes, a cable will in fact be needed
    Ummm...yeah, kind of also need it to charge!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtanko78 View Post
    What are ur current settings in iTunes? Back up to pc or cloud? Allow to sync via wifi on or off? I wonder if some may think that it is syncing when it is really not. I just learned that if you back up to the cloud that it will do it automatically once you arrive at your home with wifi. But you have to have sync with wifi shut off. Otherwise, itunes constantly opens looking like its syncing but the sync fails.

    Edit: when u have set to sync to cloud, it does not automatically open iTunes.
    Turn of the setting to auto launch iTunes, when a device is detected. That's why it's always opening and doing that.


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    it may have started syncing and didn't finish I bet it wont just stop syncing when you unplug
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    Turn of the setting to auto launch iTunes, when a device is detected. That's why it's always opening and doing that.


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    I tried that and it still did not matter. It still kept opening and listing devices but then failed to. On ext when I tried to change any settings for a specific device in iTunes. Everything seems to be good now
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu315 View Post
    My iphone 4 is staying connected to itunes even tho I have taken if off of the power supply. After disconnecting the iphone, it still stays in the itunes device list.
    This is the way the new Wi-Fi sync works. Your iPhone stays connected in iTunes and anytime it is plugged into power, is on the same network as iTunes and iTunes is open on your PC it will sync automatically. You can also sync manually from both iTunes and your iPhone.

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