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

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

  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2011
    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

    Jun 15, 2010
    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


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Hmm that's very weird. What phone was your wife using before the 5?
  4. fhqiihcy macrumors newbie


    Jul 6, 2011
    mybe your ios 6 have problem!
    i suggest u recover all infomation in factory set![​IMG]
  5. cheezeit macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    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


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
    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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