Is wifi sync fixed in iOS 6?

tarryweather

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Many of us have had issues with wifi sync since it was introduced. It seems to work find when the iPod is plugged into power, but you're also supposed to manually be able to sync it through the settings. It works sometimes, but the majority of the time, the sync button is grayed out and it says it'll "…resume when "[Name]'s [Mac]" is available." This happens even when iTunes is open, and on the same wifi network as the iPod. The remote app can see iTunes just fine.

So I'm just hoping that iOS 6 fixes this? Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks!
 

WordMasterRice

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Aug 3, 2010
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Many of us have had issues with wifi sync since it was introduced. It seems to work find when the iPod is plugged into power, but you're also supposed to manually be able to sync it through the settings. It works sometimes, but the majority of the time, the sync button is grayed out and it says it'll "…resume when "[Name]'s [Mac]" is available." This happens even when iTunes is open, and on the same wifi network as the iPod. The remote app can see iTunes just fine.

So I'm just hoping that iOS 6 fixes this? Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks!
It still doesn't work the majority of the time for me I'm afraid.
 

Fatboy71

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Dec 21, 2010
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Many of us have had issues with wifi sync since it was introduced. It seems to work find when the iPod is plugged into power, but you're also supposed to manually be able to sync it through the settings. It works sometimes, but the majority of the time, the sync button is grayed out and it says it'll "…resume when "[Name]'s [Mac]" is available." This happens even when iTunes is open, and on the same wifi network as the iPod. The remote app can see iTunes just fine.

So I'm just hoping that iOS 6 fixes this? Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks!
Not using iOS 6, but I used to always have problems with wifi sync not working.

I found the two below suggestions solved the problem for me, I can now wifi sync each and everytime I try.


Windows Vista (but it should be similar with other versions)

Load up Services (you can do this by entering services in the search at the bottom left of the screen after you have clicked on the start globe).

Once in there look for the service called APPLE MOBILE DEVICE. When you find it right click on it and choose RESTART from the menu.


Download and install Bonjour Print Services from Apple. Here is the link
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999

After install, go to Windows Control Panel->Windows Firewall->Advanced settings->Inbound Rules

Find any entries for Bonjour Service, and see what it says under "Profile". If it says "Public", that could be your problem. Double-click each entry, goto advanced tab and enable Private and Domain.

Restart iTunes, now you can wifi sync your iDevices.
 

Rayfire

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Aug 25, 2008
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Windows Vista (but it should be similar with other versions)

Load up Services (you can do this by entering services in the search at the bottom left of the screen after you have clicked on the start globe).

Once in there look for the service called APPLE MOBILE DEVICE. When you find it right click on it and choose RESTART from the menu.

Restart iTunes, now you can wifi sync your iDevices.
The quoted info worked for me, thank you so much for the tip!

I'm using iOS 6 on an iPhone 4 synced to a Windows 7.