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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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wifi sync does not finish, waiting for items to copy

Hey everyone,

I'm having a problem syncing my iPhone 4 via wifi....

The sync starts and gets to the last step, then just never completes, the status bar in iTunes says "waiting for items to copy". It just sits there like that until I cancel the sync.

Is anyone else having this problem, does anyone know what could be causing this, and the best way to fix it? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Also, it's probably worth mentioning that I also have an ipad2, that syncs via wifi with no problems at all, only issue is with my iPhone.....help!!!!


Thanks in advance, and best regards to all who respond!!!!
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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I am having the same problem but with my iPad 2.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:09 AM   #3
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I've noticed that step takes quite a long time but eventually gets through it. I think first sync was nearly 30 mind.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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Well, i let my wi-fi sync run overnight on my iphone 4, and it was still "waiting for items to copy" when i woke up, so it was running for over 6 hours, doesn't seem right....

Does ANYONE know what could be causing this and how to fix it?
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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WiFi sync issues

I have had this issue, as well as an issue where the iPhone disappears from the list of devices in iTunes periodically. Probably a bug...
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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Hey everyone,

I'm having a problem syncing my iPhone 4 via wifi....

The sync starts and gets to the last step, then just never completes, the status bar in iTunes says "waiting for items to copy". It just sits there like that until I cancel the sync.

Is anyone else having this problem, does anyone know what could be causing this, and the best way to fix it? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Also, it's probably worth mentioning that I also have an ipad2, that syncs via wifi with no problems at all, only issue is with my iPhone.....help!!!!


Thanks in advance, and best regards to all who respond!!!!
I'm having a similar issue as well, however it occurred on my iPhone 4 when I tried connecting my phone to iTunes to activate Wi-Fi syncing.
I read on another forum that performing a restore on your device should resolve the issue. However, it does seem that there is a possibility that you could lose some data including photos or artwork to certain songs as posted by other individuals on the other thread I came across. I'm going to try it myself since I've already backed up most of my crucial data before. I'll post the results when it finishes.
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Old Nov 5, 2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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Hey everyone,

I'm having a problem syncing my iPhone 4 via wifi....

The sync starts and gets to the last step, then just never completes, the status bar in iTunes says "waiting for items to copy". It just sits there like that until I cancel the sync.

Is anyone else having this problem, does anyone know what could be causing this, and the best way to fix it? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Also, it's probably worth mentioning that I also have an ipad2, that syncs via wifi with no problems at all, only issue is with my iPhone.....help!!!!


Thanks in advance, and best regards to all who respond!!!!
This is happening to my iPad 2 but my iPhone 4 finishes sync with no issues.

Others are having this issue here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 07:15 AM   #8
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Same problem with my Ipad 2, but it only takes about 15 more than before. I can live with waiting 15 extra min. until Apple gets the bug fixed
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 09:06 PM   #9
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My iPhone 4S is doing this, and even leaving it for hours, I still get the same result. Mine is specifically artwork waiting to copy, which is odd because I'm using iTunes Match so theres no reason to be copying over artwork. I restored the phone and it worked fine for a few days, then is right back at this issue again.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:03 PM   #10
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this worked for us...

hi everyone. there is an answer for this somewhere online but we found a simpler solution than what was offered on the other page.

in finder, go to your iphoto library & say show package contents, then find "ipod photo cache" folder. rename it. we renamed ours ipod_photo_cache instead. all syncing problems solved. good luck.

here is the reference page that we used but we did not delete anything like the other page suggested, we just renamed the file.

http://leimobile.com/faq-how-to-fix-...o-sync-issues/

evidently, there is an issue with iOS5 recognizing the ipod photo cache library from prior versions. this should fix the sync issue.
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I have the same problem since last week also with an iPhone 4 as well.

Edit: I updated iTunes today for the iTunes Match update & iOS 5.0.1 delta update on the iPhone 4 it finally finished syncing fine. Hopefully this helps someone.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:17 PM   #12
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hi everyone. there is an answer for this somewhere online but we found a simpler solution than what was offered on the other page.

in finder, go to your iphoto library & say show package contents, then find "ipod photo cache" folder. rename it. we renamed ours ipod_photo_cache instead. all syncing problems solved. good luck.

here is the reference page that we used but we did not delete anything like the other page suggested, we just renamed the file.

http://leimobile.com/faq-how-to-fix-ios-5-photo-sync-issues/

evidently, there is an issue with iOS5 recognizing the ipod photo cache library from prior versions. this should fix the sync issue.
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