Use Bluetooth for sync instead of USB

tmcdanel

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Original poster
Jul 6, 2008
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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?
 

BrianBaughn

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Feb 13, 2011
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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.
 

dapope

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Jul 6, 2015
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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?
 

LoveToMacRumors

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Feb 15, 2015
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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?
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.
 

Skika

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Mar 11, 2009
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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.
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.