wifi sync worked great with ipad2, not working at all with iphone4

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  1. av8roc macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone will not recognize my Mac Mini to sync wirelessly with iTunes. iPad works great, automatically syncing when I plug power cable in.

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    Any ideas?
     
  2. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    Same deal here, though wifi sync DID work last night but not this morning. Wonder if it is a bug w/ my Mac going to sleep and than waking up? Not sure.
     
  3. av8roc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not here at least. My mac mini is awake and the iPhone won't recognize it..
     
  4. atmc, Oct 13, 2011
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    I have the same problem with both my iPhone 3GS and my iPad 2. They can't see my MacBook (Late 2008), and my MacBook can't see my iOS devices unless I plug them using the USB port. Concluding, I can't make the Wifi Sync feature work in any way. Anyone can help me/us?

    Thanks in advance

    edit: Yes, I've checked the option to allow Wi-fi Sync in iTunes for both iPhone and iPad (on the Summary tab, i think).
     
  5. Terri French macrumors newbie

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    Having same problem

    My iPad 2 can't see my iMac when I try to sync wirelessly. I've enabled the wireless sync on the summary area of iTunes.
     
  6. kring macrumors regular

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    Sync died on both phones

    Sync worked 1 time, then completely died... it's crashing iTues at stage 2 when it tries to sync music. same thing happens via Wi-Fi and in the USB dock... it has to be a major bug with iTunes.
     
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    Weird thing was my iPhone was showing in iTunes as a connected device. I didn't 'eject'. I verified looking at both the iPhone and the Mini that nothing at all was happening. My iPhone was just searching for the Mini, and that was that.

    Same thing happened when I initiated from the mini to the iPhone. Just sorta tried for awhile and than did nothing.

    Both are on the same network.
     
  9. stereodrive, Oct 13, 2011
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    Same Issues

    My iPhone 4 does the same thing. It shows up and is recognized but it won't sync. It won't WiFi Sync with the iPhone plugged into the wall, same network and it won't do a normal sync either. My notes, calendar, apps all sync but my music and videos won't. Also, I can't even do a restore to a back-up because it says Error-54. This started happening after installing iOS 5 last night.

    It goes through the steps of syncing but then it just cancels automatically. I haven't touched a thing. I tried restarting the phone and iTunes but still nothing.
     
  10. av8roc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully Apple addresses this sooner than later as it's obviously a problem. It's one of the cooler features of the new OS and I'm surprised they let the final release out with this bug. (searching google leads to many people who had the same problem on DR and Beta releases).
     
  11. teme macrumors 6502

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    Same problem here. Wifi sync worked few times correctly with my iPad 2, but not anymore, and it didn't work at all with my iPhone 3GS.
     
  12. av8roc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep,

    Not working on my ip4 ,my wifes ip4 and not my ipad2 stopped working as well.:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    iPad / iPhone are working for me both last night and today. My gripe is with the 128kbs AAC syncing (shows my device as 5.6GB over capacity! when I tried to add additonal tracks)

    WiFi syncing was fine. I'm using OSX SL.
     
  15. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was fine until this AM. I have no idea ...
     
  16. av8roc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I just had some some success messing around but I don't know if it will last or not.

    I connected both devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4) to itunes via usb and deselected the option "sync with this iPhone/iPad over wifi" then hit apply.

    Then i disconnected and reconnected via USB. Then I reselected the sync over wifi option and hit apply again.

    That worked for both devices. Both are syncing over wifi but again.. we'll see how long it works for.
     
  17. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of interest, put your Mac to sleep for a few hours, bring it back to life, and see if it still works.
     
  18. stereodrive macrumors newbie

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    I began to do what you did, deselected sync over wifi, and then ejected and plugged it back in to reselect it. but that didn't come up. instead, it said i needed to restore it but it isn't even allowing it to be restored from a backup. do you know that if I "restore as a new iPhone," will it delete all my messages, notes, apps, etc? Thanks.

    p.s. sorry for straying off topic.
     

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