iTunes Wi-Fi Sync (4S)

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My iTunes Wi-Fi Sync doesn't work, I got the latest iTunes 10.5 I plugged in my 4S to iTunes I ticked (Wi-Fi sync over this iPhone) I clicked apply then I clicked sync the I unplugged my (4S) then I when to 4S settings>general>iTunes Wi-Fi Sync & it won't let me sync HELP!
 

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This could be because of your firewall. Search on Apple's discussion forum, it's listed there what you could do. Or you could just set a firewall rule to allow ALL/ANY connection iTunes and its components make.
 

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iTunes needs to be open and your PC on. You also need to have your phone plugged into a wall charger when doing the sync.
 

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Are you Mac or PC?


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I got PC windows 7 white iPhone 4s 16gb
 

isaingj

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Thanks showguy :)
 

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I got PC windows 7 white iPhone 4s 16gb
I did have windows 7 not long ago. And wifi sync didn't work. I now have a MBP and it works flawlessly. I think it may be a windows thing.


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I did have windows 7 not long ago. And wifi sync didn't work. I now have a MBP and it works flawlessly. I think it may be a windows thing.
Not so. I have Windows 7 and it works flawlessly. Sometimes it's just user error.
 

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Make sure your phone is plugged into a power source. I know it's sounds stupid since its supposed to be a wireless sync when it really isn't. But sounds like you have the settings right but just need to make sure your phone is plugged in.
 

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Oh but it's so wired how come on YouTube people on iOS 5 they can do iTunes Wi-Fi Sync without connecting a plug source to the wall they just sync with WiFi without connecting to a wall
 

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You don't necessarily need to have your phone plugged, unless the battery is <20%. It's your firewall that's causing the issue.
 

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You don't necessarily need to have your phone plugged, unless the battery is <20%. It's your firewall that's causing the issue.
good to know about the 20 percent thing. I did not know that.
 
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yes, it's just not automatic if it's not plugged in. You have to manually tell it to sync.
 

isaingj

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You don't necessarily need to have your phone plugged, unless the battery is <20%. It's your firewall that's causing the issue.
so how do I stop the firewall from causing it
 

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good to know about the 20 percent thing. I did not know that.
It isn't a set number (I don't think). You just have to have enough battery to complete the sync.
This is probably why it was designed around the premise of plugging it in to activate/start.