Syncing Wirelessly to a Computer

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pcinfoman, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. pcinfoman macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    This is most likely a silly question but here goes.

    Considering the face the the iPod touch connects to my WiFi network perfectly, is there any way at all to get it to Sync to iTunes via the WiFi network?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No. WiFi is ill-suited to this purpose, honestly. It eats battery life and is very slow compared to a wired connection. Is dropping it in the dock that much more difficult?
  3. pcinfoman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    It is when I forgot my cable. It is when I am within WiFi distance, but not able to get to the computer. I sync my other electronic devices (phone, palmtop computer, ebook reader) all via a WiFi connection. But then again, the iPod touch sync involves more data than the others.
  4. jbarr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Pardon my ignorance (I'm used to the Palm OS PDA world) but does iPod Touch syncing sync everything, or just changes? If it's everything, then you are correct, WiFi could be tedious, but if it's syncing just changes, then it should be a quick process if not much has changed. Syncing Palm PDA's is a change-based process, so syncing can take from as little as a few seconds to several minutes depending on the amount of updates.

    And yes, WiFi eats batteries, so that's why I REALLY wish Apple would add a WiFi "toggle" application similar to WiFiSwitch. It makes managing WiFi SO much easier.
  5. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    Updates. But if you use the touch like I do, it has to check Mail, Contacts, Calender (all Outlook), Bookmarks, Music and Video. It takes a fair while.
  6. jbarr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
  7. Solesk macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    man your close minded. lots of people leave it in the car overnight. i'm one of them. syncing over wifi would be ideal as i would never have to take it out of the car, yet it would still remain updated. even if it took 5 hours who cares? i'm sleeping. and when i wake up to leave in the morning it's ready to go. that's one less thing i need to remember in the morning.

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