1. creighton's Avatar
    I have both my iPhone 4S and iPad2 set to sync with iTunes via wifi. Often everything works as it should. Occasionally, however, the iPhone and/or the iPad will disappear from the iTunes sidebar even though they are on and connected to the network. When this happens, going to the settings>general>wifi sync menu the device(s) shows the manual sync option grayed. It then takes closing and reopeningiTunes and sometimes rebooting the device for it to be recognized again. Has anyone else experienced this type of behavior? My wife has her iPhone and iPad both set to wifi sync with iTunes on her computer which is on a separate network setup for her home office. She has the same problem. Maybe it's just buggy right now and reliability will improve with subsequent iTunes and iOS updates.
    Last edited by creighton1; 10-31-2011 at 10:41 AM.
    10-30-2011 11:47 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    I think so .. I just sync old school lol


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    10-31-2011 12:14 AM
  3. noaim's Avatar
    I still sync with a cable because wireless is buggy yet..


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    10-31-2011 12:23 AM
  4. douglaswilson's Avatar
    I don't even see my ipad listed in itunes unless i connect using the cable. My iphone synces fine but my ipad which is new doesn't want to connect to itunes by wifi.
    10-31-2011 04:26 AM
  5. NoleScream's Avatar
    I don't even see my ipad listed in itunes unless i connect using the cable. My iphone synces fine but my ipad which is new doesn't want to connect to itunes by wifi.
    Probably this is a stupid suggestion, but when you connected via the wire did you check the box for the iPad to be able to Sync via Wifi?
    10-31-2011 10:58 AM
  6. ame's Avatar
    I sync with cable still too, and I don't back up much to icloud either.
    10-31-2011 11:23 AM
  7. j7469's Avatar
    I've noticed both my iPad 2 & iP4 having intermittent connection also but I believe it has more to do with WiFi disconnecting when they are in stand-by. It's really noticeable when you unlock your iPhone when it is connected to WiFi, when the phone is first unlocked you will see 3G in the status bar for a few seconds before it re-connects to WiFi.

    If either device disconnect WiFi then it can't sync.
    10-31-2011 04:37 PM
  8. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Wi-Fi sync is not ready for prime time and I suggest you avoid it for now. I've had problems with it on a few iPhones and one of them the iTunes sync database got corrupted and I had to restore the iPhone.
    10-31-2011 04:44 PM
  9. Hermdroid's Avatar
    I think it has something to do with router brands. I had a Netgear wireless router and recently switched to an airport extreme router. I had the nothing but problems with the Netgear and none with the airport router.
    10-31-2011 04:45 PM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I think it has something to do with router brands. I had a Netgear wireless router and recently switched to an airport extreme router. I had the nothing but problems with the Netgear and none with the airport router.
    It's possible and it wouldn't surprise me if it worked best right now with an expensive Apple router, but if Apple wants Wi-Fi sync for the masses they will have to tweak it a bit so that it is reliable with routers other than their own brand. FYI, I had problems with Wi-Fi sync on a Mac with a Linksys router, a Win7 PC with a Belkin router and a Win7 PC with a Netgear router. It's not ready for prime time and not worth the hassle IMO.
    10-31-2011 04:58 PM
  11. Hermdroid's Avatar
    It's possible and it wouldn't surprise me if it worked best right now with an expensive Apple router, but if Apple wants Wi-Fi sync for the masses they will have to tweak it a bit so that it is reliable with routers other than their own brand. FYI, I had problems with Wi-Fi sync on a Mac with a Linksys router, a Win7 PC with a Belkin router and a Win7 PC with a Netgear router. It's not ready for prime time and not worth the hassle IMO.
    This is very true. The only other reason I switched is because of other problems I started having with the Netgear router. But hopefully apple releases a update soon to make it more reliable. This feature would be great if it worked flawlessly
    10-31-2011 05:43 PM
  12. douglaswilson's Avatar
    Probably this is a stupid suggestion, but when you connected via the wire did you check the box for the iPad to be able to Sync via Wifi?
    yes i did. i thought i had this resolved but still no wireless wifi syncing!
    10-31-2011 08:39 PM
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