9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2012 4:26 AM by rickrvo
Robskee Level 1 (0 points)

It says it will sync when the computer is available?  The computer is on, and the iPad is plugged into the wall and both are on wifi???

iPad 2, Windows XP
  • r7photo Level 1 (5 points)

    This appears to be a known issue, i have ipad 2 same problem as well

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    We are all trying to understand this.  Make sure the computer is on, and that itunes is up and running.  I just ran a test, and i find that the computer has to be awake. 

    Sit in front of you computer, and on your phone or pad, go to settings, general, wifi sync.   Below the text about what it is supposed to do is a button that says sync now.  Push it, and see if your computer responds. 

    In my case, if the computer was asleep, noting happens.  The phone says 'looking for mac' and ultimately just stops looking, and the last sync time shown on the phone is unchanged.  

    If the computer is awake, when i push the button, the i tunes progess bar starts up, and the normal steps happen.  The last sync message ln the phone also not shws the new sync time.


    So it works.    What i do not understand is if this happens automatically, or if you need to specifically trigger the sync each time.

  • Robskee Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I tried it and it still shows that it will sync when the computer is available, and will not let me push the sync now button.  However, once I connected the iPad to the computer with the cord it let me push the sync now button on the iPad, obviously not working as intended if I still ave to connect.....

  • r7photo Level 1 (5 points)

    I also tried this as well will not sync when wirelessly to outlet, iphone 4 works but not ipad2

    I noticed that in itunes, iphone 4 shows up as devices list wirelessly but no ipad2 ?

    Ipad only shows and sync when connected to comp ?

  • r7photo Level 1 (5 points)

    Also iphone syncs wirelessly and even without being connected to outlet

    no ipad showing in itunes device list only when connected to comp

  • shr95 Level 1 (0 points)

    same here my ipad2 also doesnt sync wireless , tried everything wifi sync on n checked 2 in itunes, Even the normal sync gets stuck and am nt able to transfer my purchases at all

  • shr95 Level 1 (0 points)

    itunes wifi sync problem solved!! thanx to Sodaboy https://discussions.apple.com/message/16401204#16401204!!

    Finally !! n also reset your network settings from your idevice n tat will do it!

  • r7photo Level 1 (5 points)

    Hello all, above did help, please check itunes make sure , sync ipad over wifi is checked as well, reset network setting and it works, ipad and iphone now shows in devices in itunes, can now sync ipad wirelesly

  • rickrvo Level 1 (0 points)

    The above didn't help me... only yesterday, when I rebooted my ipad that it started to sync by wifi ( hold home and lock button untill apple logo appears) at least it's working untill now...