1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 14, 2011 1:20 PM by Demo
efrahardy Level 1 Level 1

Hi, i downloaded ios 5 on an ipad. I connected the ipad to the computer, itunes is not giving me the option to sync ipad over wifi. What can i do to make it work? I activated it on the ipad but on the computer that option does not appear. Please help.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10

    Did you download and install iTunes 10.5 before you updated the iPad? I thought that you had to do that first, but if you didn't, that may be the reason that you don't see the option. I copied this from an earlier post for the setup instructions.


    iTunes must be running. This works for any iDevice. You will be able to initiate a sync on your own after you set this up. Autosync occurs when the device is plugged into a power source, You do not have to be plugged in to start the sync on your own.


    iTunes Wi-Fi Sync

    • To activate iTunes syncing over Wi-Fi, plug your device into your computer and open up iTunes.
    • Under the Summary tab, scroll down to the Options, then ensure Wi-Fi syncing is enabled. Your device should now sync automatically over Wi-Fi when plugged into a power source, but you can initiate a Wi-Fi sync manually using the steps below.

    How To Set Up Wi-Fi Sync With iTunes 10.5 And iOS 5 [How-To]

    • On your iOS device, go to the Settings app and then tap on the ‘General’ tab.
    • Select ‘iTunes Wi-Fi Sync’ and then select ‘Sync Now’.