iTunes home sharing on iPad w/ rMBP CLOSED

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by XFactorer, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. XFactorer macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to remotely wake up my rMBP to do home sharing on my iPad? I like to stream video podcasts to my iPad in the kitchen while I cook and I'm curious if I have to walk to my rMBP and open it every time I want to stream something from it. I know in Mountain Lion there will be the "Power Nap" feature which does Time Machine backups in the background while the lid is closed... wondering if there's a similar feature now for Home Sharing. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Don't know if the Retina model is different but under your Energy Settings there is an option for Wake for network access. Enable that and the system should wake up if an application requests something.
     
  3. XFactorer thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's currently on - but, do I need to turn on some other Sharing features under the System Preferences?

    I don't think my iPad can pick up my rMBP's library while it's asleep...
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There is an utility that prevents MacBooks from sleeping when the lid is closed -- I forget what it is called, but Google something like "prevent Macbook from sleeping when lid closed" and you'll find it. If your MacBook is plugged in, maybe that is a good option?
     
  5. guuguus macrumors newbie

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    Caffeine


    But be careful about overheating when lid is closed...
     

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