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iOS 5 Wireless iTunes sync..Not really wireless or what?

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  • narsha Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to PNGC)

    After your step 3, at the very bottom on the right, there should be a button that says Apply.  Click that and it should do the trick.

  • Metropolis v2 Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to PNGC)

    It has been reported that Windows Firewall may have prevented the Wi-Fi sync. You need to make sure that “SyncServer.exe”, which coordinates the synchronization processes, is allowed. To do this: Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall; Look for “SyncServer” in the list, if it is not there, select “Change Settings” then “Allow another program” > Click “Browse…” > Find “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe”. Restart iTunes and your iPod / iPhone / iPad should appear in iTunes.

  • Tomservo92 Calculating status...

    After spending time dredging through Google search after Google search, I found the following that seems to work  for Windows XP (so far):

     

    1. Go to "Add/Remove Programs"
    2. Find "Apple Mobile Device Support" and click on it.
    3. Click on the "Click here for support information" link
    4. Select "Repair"
    5. Load iTunes
    6. You should your device(s) listed

     

    As always, your mileage may vary.

     

    PS - I haven't read every post in this thread so if this has already been posted, I apologize.

    iPhone 4, Windows XP
  • bobbles2 Calculating status...

    Wow, I thought I had tried everything.  But apparantly you have solved my issues.  I had even tried the complete removal and cleaned out the registries and reinstalled itunes.  I even fixed windows firewall issues and enabled bonjour and other programs to no avail.  But just doing a repair for Apple Movile Device Support did not work.  I then did it for all apple and itunes related programs and then.  Wallah.  Awesome.  I hope this helps out everyone as this has been a major thorn in my side.  Good Luck.

  • samw5 Calculating status...

     

    Worked great! Awesome!

  • gaitken Calculating status...

    cape_town wrote:

     

    I had the exact same problem... (Win7x64, iPhone4, iTunes 10.5). I tried most of your suggestions, but then I noticed in my "Networking & Sharing Center" I was connected to multiple networks.  1 wireless, 1 unknown (which was because of VirtualBox). In Virtual Box I removed the networking ability and iTunes began to sync immediately.

     

    Thank you cape_town, You just made my day, your answer was spot on, Itunes now sync`s over wireless for me.

     

    Thanks again and well done

  • VirtualSteele Calculating status...

    Finally!! I've been fighting this for months! Thank you!

    Metropolis v2 wrote:

     

    It has been reported that Windows Firewall may have prevented the Wi-Fi sync. You need to make sure that “SyncServer.exe”, which coordinates the synchronization processes, is allowed. To do this: Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall; Look for “SyncServer” in the list, if it is not there, select “Change Settings” then “Allow another program” > Click “Browse…” > Find “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe”. Restart iTunes and your iPod / iPhone / iPad should appear in iTunes.

     

    Hey Apple, you do know there is an API to modify the Firewall when installing software right??

  • Arsixers Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to PNGC)

    im sorry thought i had the answer

  • Suhaeb Calculating status...

    This has solved the problem + Disbling the FireWall <---- Important

     


    Thanks alot : Tomservo92 & Metropolis v2!!!

  • FloydW Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I've stopped using over the air syncing. Why? Because I don't really trust the process anymore. If they can't get it right to compare songs between itunes and idevice then copy the missing ones, how can I trust that they'll be able to handle something more complicated like backing up? By the way, are any of us sure that our idevices have been backed up recently using over the air? How can we tell?

  • Arsixers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have backed up over wifi using the cloud and I have restored from back up over the wifi using the cloud it works definately the problem is the music transfer over the wifi where your iTunes and device recognize each other is not working but I had once used it and it worked fine so idk what's wrong now

  • Victoria Filion Calculating status...

    Thanks!  As soon as I saved that setting (I still had iTunes open) my iPhone immediately showed up.

  • nmeed Calculating status...
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to PNGC)

    For those having reliability issues, to which iTunes will show your iPhone sporadically, I believe I have found the fix. To further expand on that, your iPhone does show up, but then it will disappear. You end up having to restart your laptop and/or router to fix the issue, only to have your iPhone disappear from iTunes again.

     

    I have basically tried everything. Trust me when I say everything. Nothing worked until I stumbled upon two services mentioned in a post somewhere. A user was having issues syncing on his desktop and after cross-referencing services between his desktop and his laptop, he found that these two services were disabled on his desktop while on his laptop they were set to manual. It hit me at that point; these two services seem pretty important to what I'm trying to accomplish, let me try to set them on automatic. Voila.

     

    This should fix it----->

    Click on the start/windows button

    Type in: services.msc

    Set the following services to AUTOMATIC startup:

    Function Discovery Provider Host

    Function Discovery Resource Publication


  • Rigopr Calculating status...

    I was on the same boat, I change the dpi on windows 7 from 200%  to 150% and is working again.  dont know if work for everyone.

  • shovelboots Calculating status...

    I've been trying for days to get m wifi sync working again bobbles2 steps worked for me. Thank you very much.

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