Wifi Sync to different computer for photos

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by irishv, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. irishv macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    I've been looking around here and in the Apple support discussions and can't seem to find how I managed this. I have an iphone 4 and ipad 2, both on 5.0.1 and both set to sync over wifi. My itunes and aperture libraries were originally both on my mbp, and both the iphone and ipad synced to that before ios5. Before upgrading to to 5, I moved my itunes library to my mac mini server and set both devices to sync there instead.

    My original plan was to also move my aperture library there, and either use it over the network on my mbp, or work with multiple libraries, copying changes back and forth. That was until I noticed on my iphone that it is still syncing photos from my mbp. Going into Settings-General-iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, I see the mbp listed for photos and the mini listed for everything else. This works out perfectly for me, but I can't figure out how to get the same thing set up on my ipad. I'm also not sure how it did it that way for the iphone.

    Edit: Well, just after posting this I found the article below which mentions the feature showing up in the beta, but not how to configure it.

  2. KittyKatta, Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011

    KittyKatta macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2011
    Wow. Thats exactly what im looking for. Split iTunes media on my Mac Mini and Aperture from my Air.

    Edit: Well, that didnt work and now I have to do a restore on my iPhone. It pretty much just changed ownership but didnt allow any options for sync to multiple computers.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I'm not sure about wifi sync, but I'm pretty sure that it works fine with USB. Plug into the other computer and select the check-mark for photos but not for everything else.

    It will erase any photos you had from the other machine and put new ones on, but it will leave music and movies and everything else alone.

    At least, that's how it used to work. I haven't tried that in a long time.
  4. irishv thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    Looks like that's it. I just launched iTunes on my mbp with a new, empty library. My iPhone and iPad, which are both set to sync with my server over wifi, show up under devices. Click on each device, then the photos tab. Check sync from aperture and then click the sync button. Photos are now copying to my iPad.

    Under settings it looks like the screenshot above. Now I have an iTunes library on my server with music, movies, and tv shows. Aperture on my mbp. Both sync via wifi to my iPhone and iPad. Awesome.
  5. KennedyMeadows macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2012
    I had this problem after moving my itunes library to a new computer. My Iphone wanted to wifi sync photos to the old computer and everything else to the new computer. Old computer was no longer available.

    I fixed it by connecting the iphone by USB to the new computer, selecting the iphone in itunes, going to the photos tab in itunes, and then clicking the "Sync Photos from Iphoto" box (which was previously unchecked). It warned me I was syncing photos from another computer and would replace them on the iphone.

    I agreed, it synced, and now photos wifi sync from the iphone only to new computer. Everything syncs to the new computer.
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast

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