10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2009 7:37 PM by Jim VanLeeuwen
SBKH Level 1 Level 1
I have a PC laptop running XP. I have the latest version of iTunes and the iPhone 3.0 update. I recently downloaded the Remote app, but I cannot get my Iphone to appear in the devices list unless it is plugged in via USB. I not very good with computers but I can follow direction very well. can some on please help me with a Step by Step to get my iPhone to connect to my computer via WiFi? The iPhone is connected to my WiFi router as well as my PC, but for some reason they will not communicate with eachother. PLEASE HELP! thanks!

Compaq Presario V3000, iPhone OS 3.0
  • dmiannay Level 3 Level 3
    The iPhone must be connected to the PC via the USB cable to set up the remote application. Here are the instructions...

    To get the Remote application on the iPhone to "connect" to iTunes, first sync the iPhone to the PC and start iTunes. Once the iPhone has completed syncing start the Remote App on the iPhone. On the main screen that comes up press the button "Choose a Library ...". On the next screen push the "Add Library" menu and you will see a black screen with 4 digits. Now, look back at iTunes and in a couple seconds you'll see a new "device" on the side panel under your iPhone in the listing with the same name as your iPhone but it's icon is the Remote App icon. Select that "device" and a screen comes up in iTunes where you enter the 4 digits you see on your iPhone. Once you enter the digits, the passcode is verified and the Remote is now synced to iTunes. When you play music in iTunes now you'll see the corresponding cover flow art on the iPhone and you can control music play, fast forward, skip, volume etc. from the iPhone. Check it out... it's a blast!

    Message was edited by: dmiannay
  • SBKH Level 1 Level 1
    well I did all of that but I still dont see the devices list. I have library, store, and playlists. with out using the cord the iPhone doesn't show up at all.
  • dmiannay Level 3 Level 3
    You MUST set up the Remote App with the iPhone synced to the PC. After the remote has been set up, THEN you can interact with iTunes without the USB cable.
  • SBKH Level 1 Level 1
    Still no luck... The remote Icon does not pop up when I load the program on my phone. should I delete the app and try to re install it? is there a different app for PC vs Mac?
  • SBKH Level 1 Level 1
    PS thanks for the help so far.
  • dmiannay Level 3 Level 3
    Ok, let's try this step by step. Did you first sync the iPhone to the PC and have iTunes up and running? Did the iPhone show up in the LH side panel under the Devices section?
  • SBKH Level 1 Level 1
    yes. all of the normal sync stuff works just fine.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6
    SBKH,

    Open your iTunes -> Preferences - Devices and be sure there is check mark before "Look for iPhone and iPod Touch Remotes".

    You can ignore all the advice about being connected by USB to set this up, it's not necessary.

    Here are 2 articles than may help:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1947
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1741
  • dmiannay Level 3 Level 3
    Jim - thanks for teaching me something. The way I've done it above has always worked just fine, but your tip is clearly better.

    Thanks
    Doug
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6
    Either works, but the connection isn't needed.