Sync Your iPhone / iPad Wirelessly


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To sync your device wirelessly you need to make sure that,

1. You device is running IOS 5 or newer.

2. Your iTunes version is 10.5 or newer.

3. The iPhone / iPad are on the same wireless network as the machine running iTunes.


1. Start up iTunes and connect your device via its USB cable.

2. Select your device > on the summary page, scroll down to the options section > tick “Sync with this iPhone / iPad over Wi-Fi“.

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3. Now whenever the device is on the same wireless network, iTunes will list it, and you can sync your device.

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Update for iTunes 11 and Devices Running IOS6

In iTunes 11 you still need to tick the “Sync with this iPhone / iPad over Wi-Fi” option. Then on the device > Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now.

Note: If Sync Now is greyed out, (cannot be selected), then disable/re-enable wireless on the PC/Laptop and ensure the iPhone/iPad is connected to the same wireless network.

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