0 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2012 6:54 PM by Lauren Hutton
Lauren Hutton Level 4 (2,300 points)

Sorry if this has been answered before, but I searched and could not find a solution.


I, obviously, did not set up iOS5 correctly because I now have two sets of Contacts on my iPhone.  One is called Contacts from my Mac and the other is called from iCloud.  I guess I was confused by being able to sync over Wi-Fi and also being able to sync with iCloud (maybe).  Below is what I'd like to be able to do.  Can I?  If so, how?


My Mac runs Snow Leopard. ( I rely on too many Apps that run Rosetta to upgrade now.)  My iPhone and iPad have iOS5.  Can I sync my iPhone to my Mac using Wi-Fi?  It seems the answer is yes as long as the iPhone is plugged into a power source and both devices are on the same network.  Does the sync'ing occur in the background or do progress bars show up on the Mac and the iPhone?  Can I use a PowerMat as the power source or must it be receiving power through the doc connector?


It appears that while I can sync the iPhone to my Mac, I can still back up the iPhone to iCloud.  Is that correct?


If I do not plan to enter new data on my iPad, can the iPad be set up to receive contact and calendar updates from iCloud. i.e. iPad either pulls updates from iCloud or sync's with the iPhone data that's backed up in iCloud.


I think what I'm trying to do is have all 3 devices current without installing Lion in my Mac. I recognize that new data on the iPad will not sync to my iPhone, but that's OK.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)