Sync iphone over wi-fi

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by axeldtf, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to use the "Sync iPhone over Wi-Fi" feature. I was able to do it successfully once.. I left to go to the store.. came back.. tried to manually sync another song. When i did, it couldnt locate my phone, even thought it was listed on the device section on iTunes. So i had to relaunch itunes to get it to recognize my phone. Is this normal? Is there a better way to get my phone to show up? Is 6 minutes long to transfer one 6 minute song?
     
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure you have the sync over wi-fi box checked in iTunes for your phone? Wow, six minutes does seem kind of long. Perhaps your connection type/speed has something to do with that.
     
  3. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Believe me, Wi-Fi sync is so slow I once thought it wasn't working.
     
  4. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a network issue though, and not WiFi sync being inherently dog slow. Just checked here, and WiFi sync was about 1MB/s during transfer. Fast enough to se that it is working at least. More like six seconds per song instead of six minutes. :)

    But then again, it is an Airport Express network just across the apartment, with good signal strength and not much interference from neighbors.
     
  5. macingman macrumors 68020

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    It depends on your modem hardware/speed it supports. iTunes wifi sync is also VERY slow and unreliable in my experience. It's much easier and quicker just to use the cord. Though that's not really a solution.
     
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Are you on an N network? Because if it's g or lower, it will be about 1-2MB/sec...that is fast, but in your case, something else is happening.
     
  7. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I've got a MacBook with 802.11n, AirPort Extreme with 802.11n and an iPhone 4S with 802.11n. So definitely not on a slow wireless network. Maybe interference or something else.
     
  8. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the g network.. tried it today after being away for a few days.. it seemed faster and more stable.. thanks for all your responses..
     

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