Purchased 2 iPhone 5, only one will update over wifi?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iphone4sinwhite, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

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    I purchased a Sprint 16gb iPhone 5 for my wife and mother in law. We set up a new Apple ID for my mother in law and she was able to update her software over wifi. My wife had an Apple ID from many years back; her phone won't let her software update over wifi; she must do so using iTunes. Is there are reason for this?
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I am having the same issue with an iPhone 5 purchased on launch day. I think the older versions had a bug that wouldn't allow updates over WiFi. There is a fix for this issue mentioned in the release notes for 5.0.1, but you need to use a computer to update to that version if you are unable to do it over WiFi.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Hmm that's very weird. What phone was your wife using before the 5?
     
  4. fhqiihcy macrumors newbie

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    mybe your ios 6 have problem!
    i suggest u recover all infomation in factory set![​IMG]
     
  5. cheezeit macrumors 6502

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    I remember having to download a file to get it to update ota at first
     
  6. mattroman246, Dec 23, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012

    mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    have you tried this?

    Plug the device that wont sync over wifi in, double click it under your devices, scroll down and make sure "sync with this iphone over wi-fi" is checked, then click apply.

    ****, completely misread this. my bad shame on me
     

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