WiFi syncing on the iPhone 5 is like lightning (no pun intended)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603

    zorinlynx

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    #1
    I tried it once when it was first introduced with iOS 5, with my iPhone 4, and it was sooooo sloooowwww I turned it off and never used it again.

    However, I just tried it with my 5, and it's actually usably fast. Not quite as fast as USB, but fast enough that I'm willing to use it now!

    So if extreme slowness turned you off of the idea of Wifi sync, give it another try. You'll be pleasantly surprised. :)
     
  2. appswipe macrumors 6502

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    We have 5 iOS devices and wireless sync is ridiculously inconsistent. It seems to degrade over time because on fresh installs it works perfect but at some point it just starts flaking out. Its a shame because I hate sync cables but thats the most consistent way to get it done still.
     
  3. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 603

    zorinlynx

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    Well, time will tell.

    It could also have been improved/fixed in iOS 6. Syncing in general seems to work much better; with niceities such the Photos app showing "Syncing xxx items..." during the sync instead of just acting strange.
     
  4. Caliber26, Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012

    Caliber26 macrumors 68000

    Caliber26

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    I'm bitter as hell. :mad:

    My iPhone 4S had no problem syncing over WiFi and ever since I got my iPhone 5, for some reason, iTunes doesn't find it even though all of my devices are on the same network. My iMac finds (and syncs with) my iPad without a problem -- also running iOS 6, so I don't think iOS 6 is the culprit -- but the only way I can sync my new iPhone is by plugging it into my computer.

    Anyone have any suggestions?


    EDIT: Ugh! I'm obviously having a moment of dumbness here. I just realized I hadn't checked the most important box. :eek: :eek: :eek:
     

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