7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2012 6:16 AM by Mark LeBar
Bfollett12 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone have any problems or suggestions on why my iPad 3 won't sync over wifi on iOS 6 and yes wifi syncing is turned on in iTunes

iPad, iOS 6
  • rbrylawski Level 6 (11,850 points)

    I had this issue and the way I resolved it was to connect my iPad via USB to my computer and force a sync the first time after the update.  That solved the problem and now my iPad is recognized in iTunes via Wifi and syncs without issue.

  • Mark LeBar Level 1 (15 points)

    I had this problem as well, and went through the various steps recommended by Apple and on other forums. Eventually I just tried toggling the radio button in iTunes for Wi-Fi sync: turn it off, Apply, turn it back on, Apply, and now it is working. YMMV.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

    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 iPad from your charger and try again.  Exit iTunes and re-open it.

  • FILE0 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem: brand new iPhone 5 could not sync over WiFi. Restore, repeated USB syncs did not fix the problem. But I disabled WiFi Sync in iTunes, applied the change, enabled WiFi Sync in iTunes, applied the change. Now it works.

  • Magyar641 Level 1 (0 points)

    Disabling, applying and re-enabling, applying worked for me as well. Ipad 2 IOS-6.



  • Magyar641 Level 1 (0 points)

    This ended up being only a temporary fix.

  • Mark LeBar Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes, for me too. It seems to forget the connection. But going through these steps quickly seems to solve the problem each time. It's a pain, and it didn't use to be an issue, but it's also not catastrophic.