WiFi Sync

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  1. Boet

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    I have not been able to wirelessly sync to my win7 laptop since Oct 19th according to what it says. My husband was at the laptop and said an update was downloading for iTunes. After the update I looked and still grayed out. I than had him open iTunes and suddenly I was able to sync wirelessly. Seems to defeat the purpose having to go to laptop, open iTunes and back to iPad to sync. might as well plug it in with USB... hope they fix this soon.
     
  2. zorah

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    My sync does go well with no issues, but yes, the one thing is that iTunes definitely has to be open for it to work. I have to wake my computer up as it goes to sleep at a certain point, so I just do that, and I still find it better than having to plug into my computer as it's handy to charge my iPad and iPhone wherever I feel like it and know that it then will sync from there too. But once iTunes is open, it automatically lists both devices and then whichever is plugged in, the sync starts right up. I usually want to look for any app updates anyway, so this ends up being no big deal, and I just like being able to plug into an outlet and not the computer. I still find it easier. I'd love it if the mere plug into outlet would wake the computer up and lauch iTunes. I usually leave iTunes open, but my screen saver engaged means it won't start the sync until I push a key to get the computer to full screen. But again, this is still better than having to use the USB.
     
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    If you scroll down first page of sync do you have wi-fi sync checked there?
     
  4. JTMustang3

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    Not sure what's changed, everything is checked, used to sync wirelessly , then had to open iTunes and would sync, now back to the plugin, I have no clue why happened

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  5. blucente

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    Haha, back to old school, but it works!

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  6. WitchOneSalem

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    My iPad still syncs fine with my first computer but then decided to use my new computer for iTunes and syncing. The iPad still syncs fine with the first computer buy will not wireless sync with the new computer.

    I did sync the iPad using the USB cable thinking that is the problem. But that did not make any difference. The first computer has Windows 7 and the new computer has Windows XP.

    Could that be the problem?

    Sent from my IPAD 1st generation. WIFI only. 64GB
     
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    Yes the new computer will be the primary computer.

    Sent from my IPAD 1st generation. WIFI only. 64GB
     
  9. Vertigo1

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    WiFi sync is the flakiest thing I've ever seen tbh. It used to work semi-OK for me but recently has just stopped working altogether.

    Nothing's changed but neither my iPhone, nor my iPad nor my iPod Touch appear in iTunes over WiFi. Nothing's changed, everything is set correctly and I've tried numerous resets/reboots etc but to no avail - it just doesn't work any more. The fact that all three devices worked and now none of them do suggests a problem with iTunes itself - maybe a re-install would fix it but frankly I can't be bothered. Even when it worked, WiFi sync was far too slow tbh, I'll stick with USB :)
     
  10. KevinJS

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    Here's a funny thing. I tore much hair out when wi-fi syncing first became available. I had it working for about 2 days, then nothing. Then about a week ago it started working, for no apparent reason and has been fine ever since. It works whether the iDevices are plugged in or not. Very strange, and agreed, very flaky.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
     

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