iPhone Sync Over WiFi Without Cable?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by evangw, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. evangw macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    Background: I recently lost my only Lightning charging cable, however I do have an iPod stereo with an integrated lightning connector, so I can still charge my iPhone 5.

    Is there any way to initiate "sync over WiFi" from a jailbroken phone? From what I've seen, normally you have to press the "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi" button in iTunes. Unfortunately I had not previously done that, as I always plugged into my computer to charge anyway.

    Is there any way to mess around with a .plist somewhere and "enable" this checkbox myself? My iPhone is fully jailbroken and I'm fine with modifying the software innards of my phone.
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    Go to settings/iCloud/Storage & Backup and turn on your iCloud backup via wifi.

    At least you'll have a current backup.

    Borrow a cable and turn the wifi sync on.
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009

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