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Homesharing on iPhone 4 and iTunes does not work

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misobr Calculating status...
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Mar 11, 2011 3:18 PM
I just installed iOS 4.3 on my iPhone 4 and wanted to start my home sharing.
So I went to the "iPod" on my iPhone and the "Preferences" in iTunes and put in my account details. They are both on the same wireless network and I can use the "Remote" app for controlling iTunes so they are able to communicate.
As I have understood I should now be able to play music and videos from my iTunes library on my iPhone. However - this is not the case.
Rebooted both the phone and the computer but no luck. I am pretty sure I have done it right so why is there no sharing? Help appreciated!
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Locksterboy Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to misobr)
    Exactly the same problem.....really frustrating
    iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.6), None
  • ChuckUCF Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2011 5:44 PM (in response to misobr)
    I just set this up between my MacBook Pro and iPhone. On your iPhone, open iPod, then click 'More', then look for 'Shared' at the bottom. It will only show up, if 1) the same Home Sharing account is used between iTunes and iPhone, and 2) both devices are on the same network (which you already confirmed.)

    Here is additional troubleshooting information: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972

    Chuck
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Bremel Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2011 5:27 AM (in response to misobr)
    Sorry if I'm pointing out the obvious.
    But did you also go to Settings -> iPod on your iPhone and filled in your Apple ID and password in the fields Home Sharing?
    Windows 7
  • Jason Fisk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2011 6:03 AM (in response to misobr)
    Hey guys, i'm here to help. I just had the same problems you all had, and i got mine working.

    First, on the iPhone4 tap setting/iPod and fill in your AppleID info, username and password. tap DONE when your finished.

    second, go to iTunes, making sure you have the latest update (10.2.1) click on iTunes/Preferences/sharing and click 'Home Sharing Computers and Devices update play counts' if you want to that is.

    Third, Still on iTunes, click Advanced/Turn on Home sharing. then just follow on screen instructions, which would be to enter your Apple ID again.

    Then on your iPhone, open the iPod app and tap 'More' on the bottom right, in there you should find an option called 'Shared' tap that and then tap your 'Shared Library' this takes a moment to update, but when its done you should have access to all material in your iTunes libraries. Music, videos, podcasts.

    Once that is updated you Simply go to, say your standard iPod videos section, and all your videos, from iTunes should be in there.


    Good luck, hope this helps guys.
    i-Mac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iTunes 10.2.1 iPhone4 iOS4.3
  • Jason Fisk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to Jason Fisk)
    Oh, i forgot, every time you close the iPod app, you'd need to redo that last part again 'More/Shared' and so on, it does work if you double click the home button and use the multi tasking.
    i-Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • mrchew007 Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2011 12:35 PM (in response to misobr)
    on my iPhone4 iPod app there is no 'share' in 'more' - why?
    ACER, Windows 7, HP on Vista
  • Jason Fisk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to mrchew007)
    Is your iTunes open?

    The shared option will not appear in the 'More' section of the iPod app if iTunes isn't open.
    i-Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iOS 4.3 iTunes 10.2.1
  • stillpc Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2011 7:22 PM (in response to Jason Fisk)
    On my iPhone 4, under settings, and then iPod, Home Sharing doesn't show up as an option.

    1. <5 computers authorized.
    2. software up to date.
    3. iPad connected to Home Sharing, iPhone won't.

    Could be a larger issue here.
    MacBook Pro 13in. 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • stillpc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 7:38 PM (in response to stillpc)
    Nevermind, think I figured out the issue. iOS 4.3 isn't yet available for CDMA devices.
    MacBook Pro 13in. 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • bob14 Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to misobr)

    I agree something is amiss...

    Itunes open

    settings to ipod

    no homesharing available

    have it working with Itouch gen 4

    ??????

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