Anyone else's Wifi Sync working without power source?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by acfusion29, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    yeah same.. I am not complaining though
     
  3. NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

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    working as designed. wifi sync is supposed to work powered or unpowered.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I haven't had to plug in either. I can't help but think a few journalists misread or misinterpreted something and that's why all the tech blogs keep saying you have to be plugged in to power.
     
  5. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    on the Wi-Fi Sync page it says

    "Automatically sync with iTunes on your computer when your iPhone is plugged in to power and connected to Wi-Fi"

    ya.. who knows. oh well.
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    The key word is "Automatically". If you leave the settings at defaults, your phone will initiate an automatic WiFi sync when it's plugged in to power.

    You may initiate a manual WiFi sync at any time, no external power required.
     
  7. GraceMolloy macrumors regular

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    This

    And it works GREAT.
     
  8. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ah okay! thanks a lot. automatic sync is kind of useless for me as i leave my computer turned off at night.
     
  9. seong macrumors 65816

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    Yea, works without a power source for me.
    To try this out, I converted a movie to iPhone 4 retina display resolution, then let my iPod Touch 4 download the movie over the air from iTunes. After 10 to 15 min, it was there on my iPod! iStat shows that 1.29GB has been sent on network utility.
     

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