5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2011 11:57 AM by pjl123
fyngyrz Level 1 (0 points)

iTunes 10.5, IOS 5, Mac hosts (one mini, one Macpro.)

 

Symptoms:

 

1) In the Options pane of the Summary tab for my iPad, there is no option "Sync with this iPad over wifi.

 

2) When the iPad is removed from the USB port, the iPad disappears immediately from the iTunes device list

 

I have checked:

 

o every forum I could think of

 

o Apple support docs: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4062

 

I have tried:

 

o rebooting the router

 

o restarting the computer

 

o restarting the iPad

 

o hooking the computer to the same wifi network (normally its on ethernet, not wifi)

 

Manual sync works. Backup to the cloud for data works. But there's no wifi sync.

 

This problem is occurring with two different iPads and two different host computers (both Macs). As near as I can tell, everything is up to date and meets apple's requirements as listed at http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4062

 

Can anyone help?

  • fyngyrz Level 1 (0 points)

    Nudge - really need some help here - same problem in many posts all over internet, many forums, no answers - what makes that checkmark disappear?

  • fyngyrz Level 1 (0 points)

    Well? Now there are TONs of posts about this, and still no word.  Apple? I know you read this stuff...   This is getting out of hand. Best to nip it in the bud!

  • fyngyrz Level 1 (0 points)

    I am surprised Apple *still* hasn't addressed this. Hasn't anyone heard anything about this other than user speculation?

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    On mine the sync over wifi shows up in the options section of the summary tab in i tunes.   On the pad, you need to enable it is settings, general, sync over wifi.  If you have done that and it is not shoeing up, i suggest you do one more wired sync and see if the setting comes across.

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    To add,  for wifi sync to work, i tunes needs to be on in the host computer.  And at least on mine, (mac mini) the computer needs to be awake.