Skip navigation

wifi sync

129 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 27, 2012 6:05 PM by Philly_Phan RSS
tazman01 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Sep 27, 2012 5:09 PM

I connected my iPhone 5 to my computer and checked off "sync this phone over wifi".

I came home and connected my phone to the outlet so it had power and wifi sync didn't work.

I have windows xp and itunes is always open.


The computer is hard wired using an ethernet cable for faster speeds to my router so it is technically on the same network but the computer is not wireless.  Is this the problem?


If so I have a laptop that is wireless.  Should I install itunes and sync the phone to the laptop and turn on wifi there?  Can I have the same data synced to two different computers?

iPhone 5, Windows XP
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to tazman01)

    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.


    Try disconnecting from a charger and see if it makes any difference.  Exit iTunes and re-open it.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.