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  • Philip Chadwick1 Level 1 (40 points)

    This worked for me: precisely these steps.

  • GeoKaren Level 1 (0 points)

    did you get your music to sync?  I cannot seem to get any music onto my ipod at all now.

  • Philip Chadwick1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Naturally I spoke too soon. Sorry! After enabling wifi syncing for my iPhone 5 in the sumary tab of itunes (while connected via usb) I unplugged the cable and the iphone satyed visible in the devices list as it would when connected via cable. Brilliant! It worked! I was able to copy music just as I would when connected via usb.


    Then I went out for a while and came back and tried it again...broken!


    It's like I never enabled wireless sync in the first place.


    I just did it all again and, again it worked fine, but if I quit itunes and relaunch it it's broken again—iphone will not show up in devices list.


    I'll explore this in more detail when I have some time.



  • Philip Chadwick1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Hmmm. So I ran out again and came back and launched iTunes and now my iPhone is listed again in Devices. I've been removing and adding music and it's working well (albeit a bit slower than usb.)


    woops: just dropped off again.


    I wonder if this is related to the iOS 6 home sharing issue. Apparently some have traced that to how iOS6 handles devices sleeping in regards to the wireless network not being notified of sleep by the device.


    Anyway—it's definitely inconsistent for me at this time and seeing as I charge my phone each night by connecting it to my MBP the "benefits" of wireless syncing are minimal even if it's working properly.


    I'll have to revisit this when iTunes 11 hits: I suspect it will be fixed then.



  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,226 points)

    No.  Wait until 6.01 (or later).

  • Pagemakers2 Level 1 (25 points)

    What I've also noticed is sometimes although a sync is correctly initiated when I plug my phone into charge it does not register on the iTunes/preferences/backups page. It always works via cable sync.

  • Pagemakers2 Level 1 (25 points)

    I dont think wifi sync actually backs up.  I think it just syncs....

  • Nqjudo Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found that the solution usually lies in restarting my iOS device. I'm sure all of us who came to Apple from Windows to avoid such problems are familiar with the procedure.

  • DamienGZ Level 1 (15 points)

    I was having issues with getting my ios devices to sync with itunes as well. Then I just followed these instructions and it started working. Worked for me, might work for you:

  • Kevin Ringgold Level 1 (10 points)

    Hello everyone!.....I been having the same issue with iTunes wifi-sync since iTunes 10.0. I found a simple solution from another post and it works everytime. All you have to do is turn your wifi network off from your computer/laptop and then turn it back on. Then iTunes will reconize your network again, and your devices should show up in iTunes.

  • pagemakers4 Level 1 (20 points)

    Tried that a million times. Doesn't work for me and everything in my chain is apple.

  • Kevin Ringgold Level 1 (10 points)

    did you make any changes to your devices or iTunes

  • pagemakers4 Level 1 (20 points)

    The only change I made was to upgrade my iOS devices to iOS 6. Since that day all 4 of my iOS devices wifi sync sporadically.


    I've been heavily involved in this and many other topics on other forums and I am 99.9% sure it is iOS 6 that's broken.


    The fixes we all come up with only work for a day or two.

  • Alchemancer Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been frustrated for months along with many others. WIFI Sync was hit or miss at best; usually didn't work. I just set my IP address on my iPhone to "STATIC" per instructions at:



    Have plugged-in/unplugged iPhone and restarted iTunes several times. So far WIFI Sync seems to work exactly as advertised no matter what order I start iTunes and plug iPhone into power source. If this remains true then I will be forever grateful to Namit Karlekar for such an incredibly easy fix! One so easy, that it is incredible to believe Apple has neither fixed the issue internally, nor shared any such solution with its numerous loyal and annoyed patrons, who have been griping about it for months and months. Shameful, really if I were forced to choose a single word to describe their inaction!


    Hope this may be a permanent fix for myself and others. Keeping my mental fingers crossed for all of us. Good Luck!


  • pagemakers4 Level 1 (20 points)

    Let us know how you get on in a couple of days please.