*Poll* Do you Wi-Fi Sync?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by chrf097, Dec 26, 2011.

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Do You Wi-Fi Sync?

  1. Yes.

    106 vote(s)
    66.3%
  2. No.

    41 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. Some devices I do, some I don't.

    13 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #1
    I think that having Wi-Fi Sync is one of the best features. Since I can just backup to iCloud and the only thing I really ever use iTunes for in terms of connecting to my iPod Touch is to copy music that isn't from the iTunes Music Store. Do you guys Wi-Fi sync or do you still plug it in directly?
     
  2. Spencie macrumors regular

    Spencie

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    #2
    I always wifi sync. I find it much more convenient to just press a button instead of finding my cable and sometimes untangling it.
     
  3. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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  4. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

    Ayemerica

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    #4
    I always Wifi sync since i've been useing my Mac mini as my main desktop. I wan't like no wires on my desk except for the power cord out the back lol.
     
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    #5
    I do for my iPad, as the sync cable is not long enough to reach from where I have the charging cradle and I don't have room to move it any closer. For my iPhone, I sync from the cradle.
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    #6
    Now that I use iTunes Match, no. I never sync at all anymore-wireless or wired.
     
  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

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    #7
    I do, at least when it chooses to work. Unfortunately the iPad icon often doesn't pop up in iTunes. The only way to fix this seem to be to restart everything.
     
  8. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    #8
    This
     
  9. ormie macrumors regular

    ormie

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    #9
    Tried it and it was nothing but bother. Any listened too podcast weren't deleted from iTunes when synced, only re-added to the iPhone as new. Even syncing a with the cable has this problem but it's at least easier to manage.
     
  10. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    #10
    I don't. I have my USB cable connected to my monitor so I just connect it when I'm on my PC.
     
  11. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    Are you syncing all unplayed podcasts? It sounds like you're syncing all podcasts instead of unplaced podcasts. Check your settings under the Podcasts tab.
     
  12. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    #13
    I imagine wi-fi sync works well with Macs, but it can be horribly flaky on a PC. This is because wi-fi sync requires a reliable bonjour service, and bonjour can be seriously borked on PCs. On my system, for example, my iPad and iPhone will mysteriously appear and disappear from the bonjour directory (and I've done the nuclear option of uninstalling both bonjour and itunes, wiping the registry of crud, and reinstalling).
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #15
    I still use iTunes sync (ALAC) but also use Wi-Fi Sync. You don't need to use Music Match for Wi-Fi sync.;)
     
  14. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

    B777Forevar

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    #16
    I tried it once to see if it would work but that's about it.
    I prefer using the cable for some reason.
     
  15. jeremyisweary macrumors member

    jeremyisweary

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    #17
    I do so every other day when I charge my devices. Also, it's doing backups over iCloud as well, so that's an extra bonus. Wi-Fi sync + iTunes Match = happy customer here.
     
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    #18
    I love it, much better than messing round with cables! They are like soo last month...
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #19
    No, I still use the cable. it's sits next to me at the computer and is no hassle to use. I guess I still have some fear, albeit likely unfounded, of using wireless tech to do certain functions.
     
  18. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    #20
    The 3 times I've tried it, I received a error half-way through, so I yell "F* it! We'll do it wired!"

    I only sync my iPhone twice a month, so it's not a big deal.
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    #21
    With iTunes Match on and iCloud now, and since I never really put any videos on my iPhone, I never really need to sync with iTunes for anything. The only thing I do is I occasionally plug in to copy videos out of the camera roll and clear the camera roll. Photo Stream takes care of part of that for me, but not all of it. I wish instead of Photostream, I just had wifi sync with iPhoto.
     
  20. slu macrumors 68000

    slu

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    #22
    This is pretty much my experience. I like Photostream a lot, but if I could get video off my phone without the cable, it would be great.
     
  21. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    #23
    Transferring is slow enough as it is with the cable, and WiFi only slows things down. At least I can charge the phone while transfers take place, and while lazy I can certainly manage to plug a cable in.
     
  22. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    #24
    I use Wi-Fi sync. I probably would sync my iPad 2 more often if I could do it without having to be logged in to my account on the Mac. I have my iTunes library on a Time Capsule. I hope Apple will fix this. Does anyone else know a workaround that doesn't involve jailbreaking? The Mac and TC are almost always on.
     
  23. The General macrumors 601

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    #25
    The length of time it takes to sync is negated by the circumstances under which it will sync over wifi. When it's plugged in and charging because you're asleep.
     

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