Syncing while asleep?

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    D1G1T4L

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    Want to be able to sync my phone with my itunes library while my MBP is asleep. Is there anyway to allow this? If something is connecting by wifi it wakes up and syncs but screen still stays off.
     
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    I know that Power Nap can wake up your MBP and check for emails and etc. but I don't think that you can sync your phone with your iTunes library while its asleep..

    You can always just leave it on with the screen off and sync -- all you really need to do is sync your phone once and then every time after you update it right? Or is there something I'm missing
     
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    I think if you have your iPhone set up for WiFi sync and you OS X Energy Saver settings have Wake for network access enabled, it should work.

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    D1G1T4L

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    Wake for network access is checked. Humm wonder why it isn't working. :confused:
     
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    I am not sure that works, I now the reverse works. For example if my iMac is asleep my wife can access iTunes through ATV, iPad, etc. And, I believe iOS 6 will sync in sleep mode. However, I don't believe that the Mac will be looking for the iOS devices, ATV, etc., in sleep mode. In short the Mac can be accessed but is not looking for other devices to sync. I think that the solution is just to plug the iPhone into the Mac via USB and that should start your sync.
     
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    When your computer is asleep, have you tried to sync your phone wirelessly - manually?

    Settings, General, iTunes WiFi Sync

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    Mine doesn't say music because I have iTunes Match set up.
     
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    D1G1T4L

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    This isn't for an iPhone. My iPhone is also with iTunes match. I'm trying to set up a Galaxy S3 with iSyncr on a Macbook Pro
     
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    Oh. You should have mentioned it in your original post. I'm going to move this thread to the Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices forum. Hopefully you can get some assistance there. :)
     
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    D1G1T4L

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    Thank you :p
     

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