Not able to do wifi sync

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  1. ScorpionBlues

    ScorpionBlues iPF Novice

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    Hello,
    I m not able sync my iPad 2 5.0 with my computer iTunes,
    Yes device is plugged to power
    iTunes is opened on pc
    Enabled wifi sync by connecting to pc once.
    Both devices r using same wifi network.

    But still my sync now option (Settings > general > wifi sync > pc ) is grey.
     
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    Jeeper iPad Enthusiast

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    I found, I enabled wifi sync on pc, then actually sync once while connected. Then simply disconnect the iPad (don't "eject") and then it worked for me.
     
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    Agreed, the first time I did it I was connected via the cable, it started syncing and I just disconnected the cable and it carried on........but boy was I sweating as I pulled that cable out!!!

    The Archangel
     
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    Ya It worked. Thanks !
     
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    Is there something not allowing both an iPad and iPhone from wifi syncing on same iTunes? My iPad works fine but even after I checked the box on the iPhone, it still only recognizes the iPad on iTunes and not the iPhone.

    Mike
     
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    I'll admit I haven't actually tried this 'method', as it seems a rather crude way of forcing wifi sync with iTunes on PC. Is this really the only way to achieve it?
    Like the earlier respondent, I was puzzled to find that even with the PC on, iPad said '<Pcname> is not available', 'Try again when <Pcname> is available'. How is one supposed to make the PC available, except by having it connected to a wifi-enabled network? Or is this one of those instances where Windows connectivity is not supported to the same extent as Mac?
     
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    But still my sync now option (Settings > general > wifi sync > pc ) is grey.

    Is the wifi on the IOS devices turned on,?
     
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    Mine quit working again, but during the brief time I was able to sync wirelessly, both devices worked simultaneously.

    After tearing my hair out trying to get it to work, I put it through the mill; updating apps, adding books and music to both devices, updating Pages docs etc and it worked flawlessly.

    A week later, nada. Back to greyed out boxes and USB cables. Ah, well. At least I know it works in theory.
     
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    I have the same thing since updating to iOS5.0.1 the Wi-Fi syncing has been inactive. It worked the first time around but now only shows the iPad when connected via the USB cable, if I unplug the cable (without ejecting) the iPad disappears before when I disconnected the cable it maintained the connection with the device via WiFi.
     
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    When your iPad is plugged into your PC go to the IPad summary screen. Near the bottom there is a check box that enables the iPad to be synched via wifi. By default this is unchecked. This should solve the problem.

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    I have 2 ipads 2 iPhone, one I pad won't sync through wifi. I did several times then just stopped, the others still work fine. All the settings are the same. Of coarse it's the one I use the most that won't sync through wifi. It will still do it through the cable.
     
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    The wifi sync box was checked although I did deselect it, sync reelect it, resync and iTunes did pick up the iPad when I powered up the PC this am, fingers x'ed it works now. I did however get a message saying iTunes lost connection to the iPad "unknown error" although that could have been because it went into sleep mode after being idle for a while, it wasn't connected to the mains at the time.
     
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    Yep.... Wifi sync is disabled if the iPad isn't plugged in to a power source.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    That's kind of strange as I have done a wifi sync without being plugged into a power source.

    The Archangel
     
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    Yes, I thought so too but when I tried syncing hubby's 3GS yesterday, it wouldn't connect and said I had to USB. I did so and found the wifi had been deselected! I didn't do that and no elves or gremlins live here! It synced after that.

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