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Enable Wi-Fi-Sync in iOS 5 to Wirelessly Sync iPhone with iTunes [How to]

iOS 5 released with several useful features. One such feature is Wi-Fi sync that allows you to synchronize your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch wirelessly to iTunes. Wi-Fi Sync is just a single feature among other 200+ features offered in iOS 5.

Wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection. Every time you connect your iOS device to a power source (say, overnight for charging), it automatically syncs and backs up any new content to iTunes. So you always have your movies, TV shows, home videos, and photo albums everywhere you want them.

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Following are given few steps with the help of which you can wirelessly sync your iPhone with iTunes through Wi-Fi Sync on your system.

Following requirements should be fulfilled to enable your Wi-Fi Sync feature:

  • iOS 5
  • iTunes 10.5
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • A USB cable for the initial sync

Once you think that you meet all the aforementioned requirements, proceed with out step-by-step guide to wirelessly sync your iPhone to your system via Wi-Fi Sync.

Steps to Enable Wi-Fi Sync in iOS 5

  1. First you need to restore iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. In case your device is already running iOS 5 move onto the next step.
  2. You need to have iTune version 10.5 or later on your system. If you are using older version, update it first.
  3. Next you need to put both your system and iDevice on the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Run iTunes
  5. Connect your iDevice with system using USB cable.
  6. Go to ‘Summary’ tab under your connected device in iTunes. Next you need to check or enable the ‘Sync over Wi-Fi connection’ option. Wait until a connection develops. Don’t unplug the USB cable during this time.

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You are done. Unplug the USB connection and try to sync your iPhone wirelessly with iTunes over the same Wi-Fi network.

Whenever you need to activate Wi-Fi Sync from your iPhone, simply go to: Settings -> General -> iTunes Wi-Fi Sync

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When the Wi-Fi connection develops, a tiny Wi-Fi Sync working cycle appears beside Wi-Fi icon on your iDevice.

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(via iphoneheat.com)

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