iTunes wifi sync

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  1. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    Since iOS 8 I haven't been able to use wifi sync. After some googling the only fix I've found has been to turn off hand off. does anyone else have another fix that works? does anyone have any idea why disabling hand off fixes it?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    iTunes wifi sync


    Restart iTunes
    Restart your phone.
    Restart your router.

    Ive never had to turn off handoff to get it work.
     
  3. rigormortis, Jan 4, 2015
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i could never get wifi sync to work right, i gave up on it

    question:
    did they remove automatic backups to iTunes over wifi????

    when i plug in my iPhone to its charger it doesn't back up to iTunes

    if go to settings general wifi sync , and sync manually, it just says 'waiting for mac mini' and it gives up

    if i go to iTunes and sync over wifi, it eventually finds the iPhone and backs it up

    when you plug the iPhone into its charger, does it automatically back up to iTunes??? or do you still have to do it manually ??

    i was wondering if they disabled automatic wifi iTunes backups to get people to get iCloud backup and wanted to ask

    it is definitely syncing over wifi. but it does not back up. is this normal?
     
  4. thebro20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried all of that and it doesn't work except for turning off hand off. As Soon as I do that it works instantly
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Out of curiosity does your router have both 2.4 and 5ghz bands? Are you connected to the same on both?
     
  6. thebro20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just the 2.4ghz band
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Wifi sync is kinda flakey honestly. I haven't working with handoff turned on but after so many misses I just use the cable.
     
  8. brenmac macrumors newbie

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    Seeking automatic wifi backup and automatic delete feature

    I am seeking a "hands-free" solution to backing up photos/videos. What I want is an external hard drive to be my personal "cloud" storage, and I want it to automatically backup photos/videos weekly via Wifi, from my iphone, ipad, and my wife's iphone. I also want a feature that auto-deletes old pictures/videos (that have already been backed up) from each device.

    For example, say in a six month period my 16 GB iphone becomes full. Rather than plugging in my iphone into a PC running itunes, manually, every six months, it would be nice to have it auto-backup photos from the most recent week, and auto-delete the photos from the first week of that six-month period. And then repeat the same process weekly. New pics get backed up, and old pics get deleted from the device but are still retained on the external HD.

    I looked at the Western Digital "Cloud" but it doesn't appear to have an automatic Wifi backup feature. Also this wouldn't still solve the problem of having to manually delete older pics on each device.

    Bottom line: my devices become full quickly and it is a chore to manually backup each device and then manually delete pics from each device and question myself "did I backup this funny picture already or no?".

    My concern definitely must not be uncommon. But asking around, I haven't found anyone who knows a pure solution.

    Anyone out there know a solution to this, or can provide any insights?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Dropbox has a auto-upload feature for the camera roll but it sounds like you may need to purchase addtional storage from them.
     
  10. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Will not solve the auto delete requirement, but check out BitTorrent sync.

     
  11. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    I know this thread is several months old, but PhotoSync just added a feature to delete photos after they've been transferred to their destination.
    http://www.photosync-app.com/photosync/en/feature-list-30.html
     

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