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wifi sync not working after ios6 update

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  • fapapa Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to psub)

    Well, I am sad to report that after working flawlessly for a couple of weeks, the "set HostName" solution stopped working for me on two occasions. The good news is that restarting iTunes is all it took to fix it again. I leave my computer and iTunes running all the time. So if you quit iTunes or shut down the computer fairly regularly, the problem will probably never come back.

  • hrusonline Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to applegeekva)

    No Problem with iOS5, but after the update to iOS6. Ok, had the same problem here. But for me the problem was my network router. My DSL-provider Vodafone did a update to my EASYBOX803A to firmware version 30.05.216.

    With this firmware, Apple-Devices cannot use multicast or bonjour. Have a look here. So homesharing was also not possible with ipad and iphone.


    After a downgrade to version 30.05.211 everything is fine. No problems. iTunes-Wlan sync and homesharing are working like before. Get it here.




  • Vincent Tan Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:38 PM (in response to applegeekva)

    Now both the iPad and iPhone are working.


    As far as I can tell

    1) use set HostName command

    2) change Network connection "search domains" attribute to 'local' on your iOS devices.


    You probably want to give it 24 hours before it would work consistently.


    Good luck guys.

  • x23Raw Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to applegeekva)

    Has anyone tried "GENERAL >> RESET  >> RESET NETWORK SETTINGS" Then reconnect to your wifi internet at home. I tried that last night and it worked out for me. My wifi is no longer disabled/greyed out. But this morning, my phone wasn't detecting any wifi connections. But I was able to turn it on and off this time. I then tried to reset my network settings again, and it works for now. It's just a temporary fix.

  • kathyfromortonville Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 4:19 AM (in response to ashish81sharma)

    Perfect, quick fix!!! This solved the issue with all of my devices (6 of them).  Thank you so much! (:

  • SevenTimes7 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to applegeekva)

    My solution was simple, i connected the Ipad with the wire. Clicked on the device on itunes, and there i clicked the option 'Sync This Ipad over Wi FI' --- apply the settings, and done

  • JanSKay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to x23Raw)

    x23Raw it seems to be something I have to frequently reset to get it to work. If I have to reboot for any reason I have to do it all over again. That's the only thing that seems to work, reseting my Time Capsule and restarting iTunes so it sees the iPhone(s).


    What is weird though, one of our iPhones that syncs to the MacBook works just fine.

  • Skenzer Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to SevenTimes7)

    7x7 that's not a solution,  it's how it's supposed to work.

  • SevenTimes7 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:09 PM (in response to Skenzer)

    You are correct.... tho it may have solved my issue, i realize most people may known this... it was late, and i was excited i figured it out. UNfortunately the edit option is not available on that post, so can't delete it... funny tho.

  • JanSKay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to SevenTimes7)

    @SevenTimes7 you're correct about one thing, I use to have to uncheck wifi sync, sync and recheck and sync occasionally for it to sync. That happened every few months. Now as you've discovered everyone is finding work arounds, that do not hold for long.

  • RichandTan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 1:35 AM (in response to SevenTimes7)

    did make me laugh tho !!


    Bottom line apple have feck3d us all over with completely inadequate pre release testing the likes only an incompetent amateur company would do !!!

    Complete disgrace !!! They should be ashamed and putting all their efforts into fixing this monumental %%%% up !!

    The amount of money we have all spent on their products !!!!


    To me this really warns me away from their products in the future. You make your own choices but they aren't doing anything because they dont care because they dont have to!

    Personally I like the new microsoft tabet products coming out. At least you know you'll have better general compatibility and support.

  • nmyers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to applegeekva)

    I am having a problem syncing iphone 5 to iTunes. An 'internal device error' occurs. After trying again, I got this:

    "an unknown error occurred (-50)".


    Running 6.0.1 also.

  • onlyAR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 5:14 AM (in response to applegeekva)

    I couldn’t imagine this disappointing problem. My Wi-fi is grayed and I don’t have any solution to solve it. I tried to reset everythings network setting and all phone setting several times but nothing fixed.

    I can’t imagine buying cell phone against more than 600 USD and then find out this problem without any solutions after 5 months only.

    We have to sue apple against this manufacturing defect.

  • Glenn231 Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to applegeekva)

    I have been watching this thread for some weeks now, and I must say that the way Apple manages these issues leaves a lot to be desired.


    First - it seems that while its happy to charge premium prices for its gear, promoting how easy their products are and so on, that it wants to completely stick its head in the sand on more serious technical issus.


    Apple leaves it up to these forums for anybody to try and get any assistance (yes you can go to the Apple Store, but the geniuses don't have a clue on this issue).  It seems that the process is to release a product, and then deny by omission that anything is wrong.


    There are so many individuals with the same issue in this thread (and other threads also), and what progress has there been since the original post?   NOTHING.


    Ok - we can reset everything, stop and start services, try reinstalling things, delete and recreate settings and more - but at best it might start working for a few minutes, or perhaps a little longer.  This is just not good enough Apple!  Eventually I imagine it will be fixed, but with no fan-fare, with no announcements - just pretending that the issue never happened.


    We are attempting to sync with iPhones and iPod Touch over Wi-Fi, with no method working consistently.


    Compare with my Android Phone running Double Twist - sync's over Wi-Fi without any problems.


    I agree with one of the earlier posters - this and other issues that I have had (eg sim card's not working after IOS upgrades because of the restrictive carrier policies) I have decided enough is enough.


    Sorry Apple, but you will not be getting any more of my money. I am sick of being told how great my apple devices are and not having any recourse or ability to resolve when things go wrong.   There has been plenty of suggestions on this forum - surely enough for Apple to realise that this is an issue?


    Time to go check out the latest Nexus 4, and MS Surface -  Anything but Apple!  Telling all my friends the same!

  • RichandTan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to Glenn231)

    I've been into an Apple store too...

    Waste of nearly an hour !


    "Have you turned it off and back on again"


    I almost hit the guy !!


    Apple you suck !!

    You have broke my previously working wifi sync on both of my VERY EXPENSIVE devices that I used to use all the time with your half arsed software release and done nothing to fix YOUR MISTAKE which has caused so many of us soo many problems since.

    Says so much about you as a company and I for one will NEVER purchase another apple product again based upon this joke !


    -1 Customer.

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