Wi-Fi sync....what the hell?

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You can't do a wi-fi sync unless the iPhone is plugged into power?

What the hell is the point to that? I thought it was supposed to be wireless. If I have to get the cord to plug it into the wall, I might as well plug it into my laptop.
 
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You are absolutely correct. I was thinking this same thing today. That makes no sense. If it's wi-fi sync why would you need to plug it in?
 
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Bet there will be a jailbreak solution for that pretty quickly.
 
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Bet there will be a jailbreak solution for that pretty quickly.
Maybe! We shall see. I am waiting for an Untethered JB because the Tethered JB is way too buggy. I had tons of issues today with it, so I restored and gave up trying.
 

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Amen. I've already griped about that on the stinkers thread. Docs to Go syncs with a push of a button. Why not iTunes. Can't believe Apple was so short sighted.


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Amen. I've already griped about that on the stinkers thread. Docs to Go syncs with a push of a button. Why not iTunes. Can't believe Apple was so short sighted.

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When I first read about the Wi-Fi Sync for iOS 5 before it even was released, I was excited. Now I'm not, because you still have to basically do everything you had to do before. One thing that is cool though is it syncs as you do the actions, for example if you move an icon it syncs it right then and there without you doing anything.

But you still have to be plugged in.
 

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Might be a dumb question but does iTunes have to be running to sync wirelessly
 
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Might be a dumb question but does iTunes have to be running to sync wirelessly
I dunno. I had to plug the phone in to sync so I didn't try. I don't see me using wireless sync I guess.
 
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Might be a dumb question but does iTunes have to be running to sync wirelessly
Of course. You have to plug your iPhone into your computer period which makes iTunes open and sync wirelessly as you're using your phone and downloading/moving apps.
 

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I can sync without being plugged in just fine (settings->General->iTunes Wifi Sync). They may have put a battery restriction on it like OTA updates; if you're below 50% battery power, it won't go.
 
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I can sync without being plugged in just fine (settings->General->iTunes Wifi Sync). They may have put a battery restriction on it like OTA updates; if you're below 50% battery power, it won't go.
It says you must have your iPhone plugged in to power and connected to Wi-Fi for the Automatic sync with iTunes to work.
 

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It says you must have your iPhone plugged in to power and connected to Wi-Fi for the Automatic sync with iTunes to work.


Not for me. I'm watching my iPhone sync without a wire right now.

What is your battery percentage?
 

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well, I don't know then, because mine is doing it.
 
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I read something that said you need 50% or greater to sync without power, but then I read something else that said you need power regardless of your percentage.
The iTunes Wi-Fi Sync even says right on the settings that you need power source.

well, I don't know then, because mine is doing it.
Strange things have been happening lately.
 
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You CAN do wireless syncing without plugging in for power. Just manually sync it from settings. It only requires you to plug in to a power source if you want it to automatically sync.

edit: you can't be too low on battery to do this.
 
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