Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to setup iTunes Wi-Fi Sync

After upgrading to iOS5, I thought that the iTunes Wi-Fi Sync is out-of-the-box. However, this is not the case. By default, the iOS5 will not backup your data to the cloud unless you set it up, and by default, it will not sync with your desktop/laptop iTunes using Wi-Fi.

To set-up your iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, just do the following:
  1. Connect your iOS5 iDevice to your desktop/laptop using the USB cable
  2. Launch your iTunes if it has not yet been launched
  3. You will see your iDevice under the DEVICES section. Click on it.
  4. Look under the section Options and ensure that the option Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi is checked.

That is it. If your iDevice (in my case, it's my iPhone) is connected to the power cable and it's connected to the Wifi, your desktop/laptop connected to the same Wifi network will be able to detect it. You will be able to initiate the backup using iTunes or on your iDevice at Settings > General > Wi-Fi iTunes Sync.

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