How does iTunes wi-fi sync work? Requirements?

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  1. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Alright, yes, I actually do know how iTunes wi-fi sync works. I know you check the "Sync this iPhone over wi-fi" box in iTunes and then your iPhone will appear in iTunes when connected to a power source and the same wi-fi network. My problem is it working when it's not made to. My iPhone 4 would connect without being connected to power and I thought one of my jailbreak packages made this happen or caused it to glitch out. Then it still did it when I installed iOS 6 and that made me think some setting file carried over from the jailbreak in my backup. BUT now my iPhone 5 is doing it, but I set it up as new, so I have no idea why. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I'm just curious. For me this is awesome since previously it would hardly appear when even connected to a power source.
     
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You need wifi and an itunes library.
    My mistake, it has to be the on same network.
     
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    Wait. What? Really? So my iPhone could be in another country and I can sync it? I'm mostly concerned about the being connected to a power source part.
     
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry for guessing, you can tell I dont use that feature much:)
     
  6. jester0723 macrumors regular

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    Neither my iPhone or iPad will sync when connected to my school's wifi. It's enabled in settings. Works on my home wifi network whenever I go home though - go figure.
     
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    I was way off:)
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wrong has to be the same network.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1386
     
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    That's ok fella I think you might have been mixed up with the jb wifi sync as that could be configured to sync from other networks
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Dont remind me, Im really starting to miss my JB stuff:D
    Going on 2 weeks stock so far and is not easy.
     
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Isn't one of iCloud's selling point to let you sync as long as u have Internet access? or still a vaporware?
     
  13. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not sync as such. Backup

    Syncing to your computer is very different to backing up with the cloud
     
  14. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Told you so! Told you so!*runs around pointing at you like a little kid*Told you so!:p

    No, that's not it. That's for syncing things such as notes, contacts, documents, mail, etc, etc across devices. iTunes match is for streaming and downloading songs to your iOS device over iCloud. That's very different from "syncing" your iPhone to transfer music and videos stored on your computer, transfer app updates, backup to your computer (not iCloud), organize apps, etc. Syncing is especially very important if you don't use iTunes match. I have a 64GB iPhone, I don't need iTunes match, I'm perfectly fine syncing 3500-4000 songs to my iPhone at a time; I don't need my 13000 song library with me at all times.

    Does it only do it when connected to power?
     

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