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  • 60. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,200 points)

    Let the Mac sleep for a few hours... iTunes was still connected to my 2 iPads

  • 61. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    simonfromquebec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes it appears to be connected me also....but sometimes when i try to re-sync, that doesn't work....glad to know that it's still working for you

    But the pc solution proposed by Bob Gratton (aka as Elvis Gratton), another quebecer like me...is doing great in my closet/wardrobe....

  • 62. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    jgleim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed iTunes 11 on my Win7 (64bit) PC today.  It found my iPad 2 wirelessly right away.  But iTunes 11 couldn't "see" my iPhone 4S via wireless.  I then connected my iPhone 4S with the USB cable and a new USB Mobile Device driver installed when I did.  I did a sync on the iPhone via the USB cable and then was able to sync wirelessly after that.  When I close and restart iTunes, it finds the iPad wirelessly right away but takes a few minutes to find my iPhone for some reason.  But so far, so good... I've been able to sync both devices wirelessly on 4 different occassions today...twice with a static IP on each device and twice with DHCP enabled under wifi settings.  All syncs were initiated on the device (Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now).

     

    I'll keep my fingers crossed!

  • 63. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    mbrady78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This fixed my issue.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20457759#20457759

     

    Though its related to Home Sharing it also fixed my Wifi Sync issues. The only thing different I did was go into Interface Multicast Filtering and uncheck the IGMP allowed on the Wireless Access Point.  Now my all of my devices are syncing over the Wifi. 

  • 64. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    jamesb5374 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has posted solutions. This is so annoying!

     

    We have an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 1st gen iPad and 3rd gen iPad, and the only one it has problems detecting is my 4s! Everything is updated to iOS 6 (except the 1G iPad obviously) and we have iTunes 11 on a 2011 MBP running OSX 10.8.2

  • 65. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    oraunak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem solved itself in two ways: (no matter which iTunes version was in use 10 or 11)

     

    1. I created an adhoc network on my mac (ML10.8.2) & shared the internet connection so that iphone used my computer as a router & the computer shares the internet connection through ethernet. This started the sync almost instantly. This solves a major doubt, the problem might not be with iphone & mac handshake but the problem lies in how the connection is established through the router.
    2. I also tried as a fluke to upgrade the firmware of my Linksys WAG120n adsl modem+router. Previous firmware with similar settings didn't even ping the device ip, but now with the upgraded firmware iTunes syncing over wifi & homesharing works like there was nothing wrong with it. So in case you folks can upgrade to the latest firmware for the wifi routers it might solve the issue.

     

    I had extensive discussions with the Apple support team & went back & forth on a lot of possibilities & solutions. These two have worked with the best & the most consistent results. I think Apple updated something in the software which made it incapable to support old router firmwares for some reason. Sadly some folks don't have latest firmware support for their routers if their routers are older than 5 years.

     

    But this is worth a try. I was convinced that Apple had botched the feature, but it seems they had upgraded without considering support for the older firmware perhaps or deliberately dropping the support.

     

    Good luck.

  • 66. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    simonfromquebec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    there's so much workarounds....the constant is: the wi-fi link between itunes services and ios6 breaks often.

    I used to be an early adopter for apple devices/softwares but not anymore: stuck to ios6.0.0, rollback from mountain lion to lion.

     

    I've got a lot of apple device in here, but next things will probably be android or windows devices.

     

    I still have 4 working pcs in the house running windows 7 64 (for music daw)  xp pro sp3 for small server, with windows you learn to ride with the problems...but with apple it's never more than a black box: devices are blackboxes, software are  blackboxex, apple's communications is blackbox.

     

    At least windows is a lot opened (and crappy don't tell me) , and everyone has lots of workaround for it

     

    I don't like windows but at some point one must admit it: apple is losing the hand....

     

    Just like if Steve Jobs was a real tyran.....and it worked!....I mean: it's just like apple doesn't give a fword to their customer.

     

    Windows vs Apple is just like Subaru vs Porsche/bmw/Mercedes: my lesbaru costs nothing to maintain, it's 11 year old, it goes everywhere and beyond....full electric leather etc.., of course it's ugly....but when i need to go from A to B my only need is to feel confident about my car.......same with my computers.

     

    btw: my everyday workstation is a mid-2011 macbook air, running windows xp through vmware fusion 3, and i'm programming with it.

     

    MBA from my point of view is the real deal with Apple.

  • 67. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    simonfromquebec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ...they just wanna sell their apple's "air things"...

    It really has to do with routers-itunes services-ios6

     

    The thing you did has actually restarted the service in a way or another.

     

    Even with the latest firmware, my router (that never needs to be rebooted), is losing the connection with my itunes and ios devices, but at least now, with static adresses, and several restarts it works....

     

    I'm ok with it.

  • 68. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    Dywalgi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wireless sync ???? I don't know what the apple think wireless is but attaching my phone to the mains electricity when "wireless" syncing is not my definition of wireless. The fact we have to plug in to the mains indicates that apple are using powerline networking and feel that pure wireless synch is not in their control.

    I have used electricity sockets to run a home network and always wondered if electricity comes in it has to go out as the laws of physics dictate energy never dies.

    Apple - with their plug into the mains "Wireless" synch have duped the appleseeds into the ultimate stealth Big Brother.

    I don't mind as I know by being plugged into a wire on the mains whilst "wirelessly" synching - they are gathering data on individuals through the power grid.

    What I do mind is that they sell it as "Wireless" - wake up zombies there is a wire attached to my phone!!!!!!!

     

    How dumb do they think people are? Pretty dumb eh?

  • 70. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    dvdchance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow. I'm not sure if you are that misguided or just trolling this thread.

     

    Wireless sync is indeed truly wireless. While true it gets started automatically upon connecting your device to power, it can also be started manually either from the device or from iTunes.

     

    Whether it will actually work is the topic being discussed here.

  • 71. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    Dywalgi wrote:

     

    Wireless sync ???? I don't know what the apple think wireless is but attaching my phone to the mains electricity when "wireless" syncing is not my definition of wireless.

    Then don't plug it in and sync it wirelessly.

    It will automatically sync to your computer wirelessly (over wifi) when you plug it in to charge.

    The fact we have to plug in to the mains indicates that apple are using powerline networking and feel that pure wireless synch is not in their control.

    No, it indicates, Apple does not want your iPad to run out of power while it is syncing

     

    Note that you can sync over wifi to your computer automatically or manually.

     

    I don't mind as I know by being plugged into a wire on the mains whilst "wirelessly" synching - they are gathering data on individuals through the power grid.

    (let me get my tin foil hat on first)

    Why wouldn't they do this over wifi or thru iTunes?

  • 72. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    simonfromquebec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Dywalgi

     

    You're joking isn't it....?

     

    Even though you're apple was able to communicate through the wall outlet, your current router wouldn't.....final point.

  • 73. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    dljudd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have followed several post listed and it temporarly fixes it. It appears that I have to turn on iTunes then power down my iPhone 4s, turn it back on then iTunes will see it over wifi. Even though I had just powered it down a couple of hours ago. Definately needs a fix.

  • 74. Re: iOS 6 killed Wi-Fi Sync
    simonfromquebec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it's working here:

     

    itunes 10.7 stay away from 11

    plenty of ios devices with (sad) ios6.0.0 (no way ios 6.0.1)

     

    In that kind of configuration, i recommand to use static ip addresses for devices and itunes host machine.

     

    But even then you'll have to boot both server and devices, before finally handshaking surrenders..

     

    turon on the ios device, reboot de itunes machien, once it's in itunes, start de ios device, when it's up and running (open a safari page and refresh to prep the wi-fi connection)

     

    After go to wi-fi sync, even if it's greyed, wait up to 5 minutes and a some point you should see appear in itunes...et Voilà...

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