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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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IOS 5 Wi-Fi Sync not woking - Fixed

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to share the solution to wi-fi sync problem I have been experiencing.

The Problem
Iíve been experiencing an issue getting my iPhone 4S to sync wirelessly.
Iíve checked all the right buttons:
and I know they are correct because my iPad has been wirelessly synching correctly.

The problem is that when I connect my iPhone via cable it shows up in tunes and syncs properly but as soon as I unplug it, it disappears from iTunes immediately and will not show up even when I force a sync.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to resolve this issue by restarting the phone, disabling wi-fi sync and re-enabling it blah, blah but nothing seemed to work.

The Solution
I finally got things to work properly by following this procedure:

1) Turned off ethernet connection on my iMac
2) Ensured iPhone and iMac were connected to SAME wifi network (I have a couple of different wi-fi connections available)
3) Restarted my Airport router
4) Restarted iPhone
5) Restarted Imac

Now both my iPad and iPhone appear in iTunes wirelessly and can sync as intended.
I have also re-enabled my Ethernet connection on iMac and it that has not broken anything.

I never thought Iíd have to say ĎHave you tried rebooting ití for a mac device!
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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Every "computer" has to be rebooted. It is just good practice. Even systems I have running here at the office 24/7 I restart after installing updates. And with all the updates for iOS, OSX it is just a good idea to reboot everything. And now with Lion I find there is a difference between shutting down versus restarting.

I don't think you needed to do step 1 but in the end it all worked for you.
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