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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Problems!

I think this may be quite a common problem but...

I have been having problems with my iTunes Wi-Fi sync for some time now, the problem is that devices don't show in iTunes, or sometimes they show when they want to.

There are 2 iPhone 5s 2 iPhone 4Ss and an iPad 3rd gen that have been synced with iTunes. It seems that the devices only show over Wi-Fi when they want to, if ever.

There are various solution online including:

Restart iPhone and computer (Tried, doesn't work)
Reinstall iTunes (Tried, doesn't work)

I am using iTunes 11 and OS X 10.8.2 running on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13".

Any ideas?

EDIT: it only seems to be my iPhone 5 that isn't appearing, the other 3 appear, no problem.
EDIT 2: Sync over Wi-Fi IS checked.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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I now just close down itunes and restart it that usually works.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately that doesn't work for me :-(
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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I used to have to connect with my charging cable on a usb port let it sync turn off wifi sync hit apply then choose wifi sync and hit apply again. then I found closing itunes would do it.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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I have the same problem. If I want to Wi-Fi Sync then I have to restart iTunes every time. Also syncing with the cable doesn't always work. I just gives me an error. Been happening for at least a month or since I got my iPhone 5. This happens with two iPhones and two iPads syncing.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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After a bit it acts just liek the last version. I have to manually hit sync or restart itunes or hook to the computer and change from wifi sync to regular and back.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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Same here, nothing seems to work consistently. Sometimes restarting itunes works, sometimes not. Sometimes restarting the phone works, sometimes using the USB works...very frustrating.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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I've had this problem on and off since they introduced Wi-Fi sync. Sometimes they'll show up. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they'll appear like 30 minutes after I open iTunes. Not sure what the deal is and why it wasn't addressed several revisions of iTunes ago. Sometimes even the hardwire cable method doesn't work.

A good example was I got my iPhone 5 today. I plugged it into iTunes to restore from my old iPhone 4 back-up. It didn't show up for about 5 minutes. I just sat here waiting.
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