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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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iOS 5 Wifi Sync Problems?

I know that Wifi sync is automatic, but for some reason, when docked into my iHome Clock/radio, it doesn't automatically sync. Any ideas? Also, if this is in the wrong place, I apologize. Mods, you can move this as you please.
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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Did you not go into the settings app and trying WiFi syncing via there?

As well, did you make sure your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is on the same WiFi network as your Mac?

Did you make sure that iTunes is open and is the most recent version (10.5)?

By the way, I found your post on TUAW... iOS 5 features: Wi-Fi Sync | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #3
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I don't think it works over networks at school...
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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I don't get how to know when it is syncing or when is the next time is syncs.
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Guys, sorry if i didn't post enough information but yes, it is on the same network (shouldn't that be obvious) at my house. I can push the sync now button, but I want it to automatically sync when plugged into my speaker system. It is set up so it should, but it doesn't because apparently it can't sync with 'accessories' plugged in. Sound system/dock combos apparently count as 'accessories'. Is there a way around this aside from plugging it into a wall charger instead?
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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stupid. apparently you have to connect your iPhone to a power source so it will wifi sync. Does that make sense to anyone?
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I know that Wifi sync is automatic, but for some reason, when docked into my iHome Clock/radio, it doesn't automatically sync. Any ideas? Also, if this is in the wrong place, I apologize. Mods, you can move this as you please.
Did you add a new wi-fi connection to the network preferences system app? (Use the + to add)
I use ethernet, So if I want to use wi-fi, Then I'd need to add a new wi-fi connection in the network preferences app.

It's possible that you need to reset this up.
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It syncs via Wi-Fi fine. It doesn't need a power source to sync via wi-fi. The power source is used when you want it to sync automatically, a.k.a. without hitting the 'Sync Now' button in the iOS devices Settings > General page.

I hate to sound rude, but you guys make it sound like I'm a complete idiot. I just want to know if I can make the device sync automatically when the rules for such action dictate against it.

According to people on forums, Wi-Fi sync will not automatically sync when plugged into a sound system dock/charger, and will only be automatic with a strictly-power-providing dock. Can I get around this?
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According to people on forums, Wi-Fi sync will not automatically sync when plugged into a sound system dock/charger, and will only be automatic with a strictly-power-providing dock. Can I get around this?
Thats the stupid part and thats what we are trying to get around as well because if I have to connect it to a power source to get it to automatically sync via wifi then why don't I just connect it to my mac to sync it then.

The term Wifi Sync gives the impression that no wires needed to sync and update my iPhone with my computer and iTunes but its not true and all.
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Thats the stupid part and thats what we are trying to get around as well because if I have to connect it to a power source to get it to automatically sync via wifi then why don't I just connect it to my mac to sync it then.

The term Wifi Sync gives the impression that no wires needed to sync and update my iPhone with my computer and iTunes but its not true and all.
You're wrong on two terms.

First off, the term 'Wi-Fi Sync' doesn't in the slightest mean 'no wires needed'. It means 'sync over the air via your wireless local network.' The term has nothing to do with cables.

Secondly, if you have read or tried anything I wrote at all, you would realize that you can actually sync without a power source. Go to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now. You can do that when you're sitting on the couch with the phone in your pocket. No cables. The only reason they want you to provide power to the device for syncing is so that it syncs automatically, without you having to push a button hidden in the settings app.

Power = automatic
No cables = manual

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