Use Bluetooth for sync instead of USB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tmcdanel, May 2, 2017.

  1. tmcdanel macrumors newbie

    tmcdanel

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    iPhone 7+ and MacBook Pro Sierra

    Why do I have to connect my iPhone with a USB cable?

    Why can't I set it to automatically sync with Bluetooth?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    iTunes does not support bluetooth syncing of iOS devices from what I understand. If it did it would take hours to back up.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    You can set it up (in iTunes) to sync automatically via wifi if both are on the same wifi (not ethernet), iTunes is open on the Mac and the iPhone is charging...which isn't very "automatic". I would assume the same would be true IF Bluetooth syncing were currently possible.

    There could be security issues, I suppose.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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  5. dapope macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to sync over wifi (iPhone 7 plus / MacBook 12") but it doesn't seem to work. Any one else have issues?
     
  6. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

    LoveToMacRumors

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    If you want something wireless, you can sync over Wifi, but speed will depends on your high speed connection. Could be faster but could be slower by a couple minutes.
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    It will depend on his router wifi connection not his high speeds. Also its bizzare for itunes wifi sync to work it needs a router when we have technologies such as AirDrop that utilize wifi ad hoc to transfer data.
     

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