Wifi Sync is GARBAGE!
Would be great if it worked consistently. It'll work perfectly one day. Then the next day when I go to sync again, I either get an error message saying the sync session failed to start, or it'll start to sync and stop within 15 seconds without an error. To get it to work again, I usually have to reboot my phone (sucked even more with tethered JB), then it'll work fine til the next day. Other times, rebooting my phone alone doesn't work and I have to reboot the whole computer. Then it works again until the next day. And I'm sure it's not JB related because the same thing happens with my wifes non-JB iPhone 4 on a different computer. Really disappointed in this. Thought 5.0.1 would fix it, nope!
- 01-17-2012, 08:27 PM #2
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- 01-19-2012, 01:26 AM #8iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
I'm on PC and found out my IP4 needs to be "on" (as in unlocked, screen lit) for wifi sync to work. If it' sleeping then the sync session will not start most of the time.
Also, there's a 14-page thread over at apple support forums about the "7F" sync error that most of us are getting, regardless of platform. Hundreds upon hundreds of complaints, and not a word of response from Apple.
So yea I somewhat agree that Wifi sync is garbage.
- 01-19-2012, 07:04 AM #9iPhone Nanite
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I have to agree with the theme here. I have two complaints, reasons why I shut off wifi sync.
1. Like AirPrint and HomeShare, it doesn't work over a host of non-apple routers (if your having problems, check this possibility).
2. My sync PC is also my home theater PC. When wifi sync is enabled, it makes it impossible to watch movies in iTunes, because they stutter and freeze constantly while it tries to sync in the background.
That being said, I DID get it working with a new router, but still the stuttering issues were a big deal, since we have four iOS devices, and I'd literally have to plug in each one and shut off syncing to watch a movie. There's no control within iTunes (that I've found) to temporarily suspend wifi sync.
- 01-19-2012, 07:50 AM #10
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- 01-19-2012, 08:59 AM #12
Gave up on this within the first few days. iPhone / iPad auto-sync would initiate iTunes - so I had the program screen pop up unexpectedly when doing other things. And, as ITunes loading is a bit of a resource hog, moments prior caused everything to slow down. Tres boring.
I'm sure there's a setting to prevent iTunes from loading, but just easier to turn off wi-fi sync and rely on my memory and a cable sync and/or iCloud (though on a recent reinstall to a new iPhone - another story, another time - I couldn't access my iCloud backup).
- 01-19-2012, 05:12 PM #13
- 01-19-2012, 05:17 PM #14
the ONLY time i have not been able to sync wifi consistently was during the 5.0 betas and that was to be expected since it was in the beginning stages
keep in mind you need to pair your device with iTunes first. i wifi sync all the time WITHOUT being plugged in. on demand
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- 01-24-2012, 07:44 PM #24iPhone Newbie
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Any reason why everyone still syncs? All apps are in the cloud so no need to sync over. My iTunes automatically downloads what ever app I buy on my phone. I can see using it if you don't do iTunes match I guess. I haven't synced in months. I just back up to iCloud and if I need to restore my phone, browsing through the apps on my phone to re-install isn't to hard.
Why do you guys sync still? Curious to know :-)
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- 01-25-2012, 11:12 AM #25