Less useless iOS WiFi sync

Update: As whoever left the comment on this post said, there might be solutions to this now. I probably was checking this out a bit too soon for people to have blogged about issues and such. When checking it out again now it seems there are a lot of people who have had issues with this, and I found a solution which Worked For Me™.

  1. Installed CCleaner
  2. Uninstalled iTunes and all other Apple software (bonjour, software update, etc) I could find through CCleaner (except QuickTime)
  3. Did a registry cleanup using CCleaner
  4. Rebooted my computer
  5. Reinstalled iTunes

When I launched iTunes again then, it worked pretty much right away. Still annoys me that I have to have iTunes running for it to work, but at least it does work. I would also prefer it if this was a feature that could work more like DropBox, in that it would work no matter where I was with my iPhone. Should’ve been a config to enable sync over “foreign” wifi and over 3G as well.

Still don’t really like Apple nor iTunes… :p

Anyone else been looking forward to the WiFi sync coming with iOS 5? I did. Someone gotten it working and found it useful? I haven’t.

Not sure why it doesn’t work, but might be because my computer is connected to the network through cable rather than wifi. Seriously Apple? They are on the same network! It should work! Stupid, stupid stuff…

In addition to that it seems the iPhone have to be connected to power… Seriously Apple? What’s the point of wireless sync if I have to be connected to a cable for it to work?! Makes no sense!

Hopefully I’ve missed something, but until someone points it out: Thanks for nothing, Apple…

  • You Should Thank Apple

    A simple Google search will turn up a lot of links on how to make it work. For example: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/12/ios-5-features-wi-fi-sync/

    • I did Google, but might have been too soon for people to have blogged about it. Found a solution now in a different blog post: Uninstall iTunes completely, clean registry with CCleaner and finally reinstall iTunes.

  • William Smith

    Wifi uses quite a lot of power for big files. So I guess they don’t want people to use a lot of battery life syncing. Particularly with auto-sync for things like iCloud backup, makes sense to have it run when you charge your phone overnight, but not when you first come home from work and use your (already moderately low battery phone) for some browsing.

    • Well, if that’s the reason it’s more annoying than I first thought. I don’t care if it uses battery, it’s there to be used. Also, when I come home, I have my charger so no problem 🙂