WiFi sync causing iTunes freezes?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by globalist, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009

    I'm on Win7 64bit and latest iTunes and it seems that although WiFi sync generally works, it tends to cause freezes to the iTunes application whenever it seeks for our iphones over wifi (we have 2 devices at our home), or doing something else wifi-related.

    Does anyone else experience this? iTunes literally becomes unresponsive during these periods of upwards of 10-15 seconds, until it connects to the iphone, or whatever else it is that it's doing during this time.

    Another issue's the iphone will sometimes disappear although it's still on the same wifi in the same spot in the same room, then appear again. iTunes is of course frozen for the 10-15 seconds it takes for the iphone to reappear.

    Thanks for any input!
  2. Cubano macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2011
    Same issue

    I have to chime in and echo the same exact issue with my setup. I registered just to chime in in hopes that someone out there has pinpointed a solution or further information.

    I have the same setup as the OP, 64 bit Win7 and I experience the exact same symptoms in the exact same pattern. Makes iTunes extremely annoying to use so for now I've also disabled WiFi Sync. Such a shame.
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  4. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009

    thanks for the info and I'm glad I'm not the only one with this. :D

    With that said, this issue is not as bad as to cause me to abandon the convenience of WiFi sync, so I haven't yet disabled it.

    Did your iTunes also use to throw a random error related to this, but not always? I get it several times a day, something about it not being able to connect to the iphone due to Error 436464#^$#^$#... I'll post the error number once I receive it again.
  5. NVD macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2011
    Scotland, Glasgow
    Hi, I'm also experiencing this exact same problem, and I have the same set up as you (Win 7, 64bit), it's incredibly annoying.

    Just thought I'd post in response to the last bit and let you know I'm not receiving any error messages, though.
  6. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009

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  7. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    Yup same here on the same setup as you. iTunes will randomly lose connection with my iPhone 4(iPad 2 is ok)and throw up an error unable to find phone or something like that.

    I find that my whole PC tends to freeze for about 10-15 seconds and not just iTunes.
  8. Cubano macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2011
    Yup, I saw this many dozens of times. The errors would even stack up and I'd have to OK it several times before it went away. At first I thought it was a weak wifi connection since my phone is usually decently far from the access point but apparently this is an issue with iTunes 64 bit.

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