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iPaulMorrison Level 1 Level 1

Hey guys,


I updated my iOS and OS to the newest versions respectively today. As well as extremely intermittent Wi-Fi in general, my iPhone now does not sync via Wi-Fi.


All the settings are the same as they were before the update.


Sometimes the phone appears in the side bar of iTunes but just hangs at this for 5 minutes before becoming solid and ejecting in the same second.


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Extremely frustrating problem. I have restarted my modem & router, my iPhones network settings and my MacBook Pro.


Any help would be great!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
Solved by MacUserAE on Apr 8, 2013 9:39 AM Solved

I have to say that it started to magically work over the last 12hours for me as well.  I have not made any changes either.  I am not holding my breath as I have had the issue for a long time and there were no updates that were pushed, so I am not sure what the difference is.


I am not aware of Apple being able to push updates without my acknowledging and installing an update.


Wondering if anyone eles has seen this difference.

  • HEKTOR2362 Level 1 Level 1

    I as well upgraded to iOS6 and it killed my Wi-Fi Sync.  I have an iPhone 4 (not 4s or 5) so I am not sure if that makes a difference.

  • iPaulMorrison Level 1 Level 1

    Yes! I also am using an iPhone 4. Still no luck and my phone is syncing perfectly with iCloud and Things which is cloud based.


    It seems to be either an iTunes/OS 10.8.2 bug as it was working with iOS 6 fine until I upated Mountain Lion.


    I hope when I get the iPhone 5 in a few weeks it will be solved!

  • HEKTOR2362 Level 1 Level 1

    This is what I did and it's working for me. I have an iPhone 4 with iOS6. I made sure I had iTunes opened, I went to Wi-Fi Sync on the phone and the Sync Now button is available only for a few seconds. I tapped on it real quickly and it trigged a communication with iTunes. The first time I had to hit Cancel Sync but then tapped on the Sync Now button again and that time it worked. I now have the Sync Now button available all the time. I hope this fixes your issue as well.

  • nadamala Level 1 Level 1


    I have rectified the problem. Follow the steps.

    1) Unistall the existing Itunes from u r desktop

    2) Restart the system.

    3) Install the lastest Itunes.

    4) Connect your Ipad using cable to the Itunes.

    5) Select your device in iTunes.

    6) Uncheck "Sync With this iPad ove WiFi" option.

    7) Click on Sync

    8) Close Itunes application

    9) Open Ituens Application

    10) Now Checck the "Sync With this iPad ove WiFi" option.

    11) Close Itunes

    12) Disconnect the Cable from Ipad.

    13) Open Itunes. Now wait for few seconds. It will connect through WiFi.

  • iPaulMorrison Level 1 Level 1

    Nadamala, are you using OSX or Windows?

  • nadamala Level 1 Level 1

    Windows 7.

  • Amy wineBerry Level 1 Level 1

    I'm definitely having the same issue. I'm on the iPhone 5 and the wifi sync between my mac and the iPhone is just not recognized from between the devices.

  • kbmnj Level 1 Level 1

    i just did all this and when plugged in to power and using wi-fi, my ipad still doesn't appear in itunes.  I can sync when plugged inwith USB (ipad appears in itunes) but not when on wi-fi.  This happened with iOS 6 update.  also using windows 7

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6

    I have noticed a WiFi sync quirk associated with IOS-6.  The computer's iTunes will recognize my iPod only if it is NOT connected to a charger.  My iPad is original and is still on IOS-5.  It functions properly.


    Disconnect the iPhone from your charger and try again.  Exit iTunes and re-open it.

  • kbmnj Level 1 Level 1

    Philly - you are absolutely right.  itunes recognizes my ipad when i unplug it from power - despite the fact that it says right on the ipad over the sync button  "automatically sync with itunes on  your computer when your ipad is plugged in to power and connected to wi-fi".  Sync works on w-fi when not plugged in to power.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6

    Yeah, it's weird.

  • Tulir Level 1 Level 1

    Also restart your router!! This fixed my problem.


    See here:

  • zaills Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same syncing issues with ios 6. I have two computers both running Windows XP SP3 with the current version of iTunes. One syncs with my iPhone 4 and the other with my wife's iPhone 4 and iPad 2. All are updated to ios 6.

    They no longer sync via wifi. If I physically plug them into the computers they will sync and once I remove them (setting to sync via wifi checked) they may sync with wifi once then no longer. If I select sync from iTunes, it looks for the displayed ios device and then they disappear. I have reinstalled iTunes (over the existing) and clicked repair files for the apple application support file and apple mobile device file in control panel. I've also reset both phones. Nothing seems to work. The only way to sync is to connect physically. The sync also seems slow, but it may be my frustration with this new issue. My wifi works fine on all devices.


    Any suggestions?


  • Jyroflux Level 1 Level 1

    It seems that I can automatically sync only two devices via wi-fi unless I restart the router. This works - for a while anyway. I restarted the router (Airport Extreme) yesterday and all was well. Today It would only sync two devices via wi-fi again. Restarted. Works again and I can sync all four of my devices. Restarting is a temporary fix. All was well prior to iOS 6.

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