Possible to Automate Wi-Fi Syncing?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by reub, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. reub macrumors member

    May 8, 2007
    So, now that our phones sync over wifi, is there a way to schedule the sync?

    To do this, I'm assuming we need some programmatic hook to initiate a wifi sync action within iTunes. From there it'd be easy enough to call it via a script and schedule that (via Scheduler on Mac hosts at least).

    Anyone have suggestions?

    It'd be nice to automate app store downloads and podcast updates as well.
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    The sync will if you turn on the setting so it'll do it, whenever you plug in to charge.
  3. ru4real macrumors member

    May 19, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It happens automatically when your device is charging and on the same wifi network as your computer. I.e. for most people this will happen when they're sleeping. If your comp is normally off/asleep at night at most you need to schedule it to wake up for a brief time when your sleeping. That's what I did and woke up this morning to and up to date iPhone and computer that had already shut itself back off.
  4. reub thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2007
    Thanks for the replies. I don't think I was clear in my request. I understand that it does automatically sync when on the same network and plugged in.

    What I'm looking for is the ability to control this and initiate a sync via schedule (or via Terminal command line). I know I can initiate a sync via the iTunes interface or iPhone manually but I'm wondering if there's the ability to control this in a programmatic fashion.
  5. reub thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2007

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