iTunes WIFI sync without power cable attached

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dougr, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Dougr macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hi, Has something changed to Itunes WIFI sync with the 5.01 update or the iTunes 10.5.1 update? I just opened iTunes with my phone on the table NOT connected to a charging cable and it showed in the devices column in iTunes, out of curiosity I tried to sync some music and it worked ok.

    Am I not understanding WIFI sync properly because everywhere I look it tells me that the phone must be connected to a power source but I have just managed to sync music twice now through WIFI without being connected to a power source.

    I also tried deleting music and adding an app and this worked ok too.
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    WiFi sync works fine if not on a charger, but you need to manually start it going

    If it's plugged into a charger it does it automatically
  3. Dougr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    Thanks, I obviously read it wrong, I thought it always had to be plugged in, I don't let it sync automatically so I wouldn't notice the difference.
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    It's always been that way since 5.0 was released.

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