Wireless sync with iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5

With iCloud enabled, you can store your data such as mail, contacts, calendar, iTunes music, movie, books and apps on iCloud, bypassing the need to use iTunes on your Mac/PC to sync to your iOS devices. There are however contents on your Mac that you still need to sync to your iDevices, such as your movie, music, PDFs collection. iTunes 10.5 together with iOS 5 make it easy with wireless sync over Wi-Fi without the need of a USB cable.

To enable wireless sync, connect your iDevice using USB cable to the Mac. Under iTunes, on the “Summary” page for your iDevice, tick the option “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi”.


You can now unplug your USB cable. Then click the Sync on iTunes to start data sync wirelessly.

You can also initiate the sync directly from your iDevice. From the Settings app, navigate to General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync. Tap the “Sync Now” button to start wireless sync.


2 thoughts on “Wireless sync with iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5”

  1. You left out some details that are pretty important:

    1.) Have a constantly running computer with iTunes always open. If you have multiple libraries for multiple devices, you’re out of luck unless you sit at the computer or go buy some more.

    2.) Share a Wifi connection with the computer you’re syncing with

    3.) Plug it into the wall for auto sync. Otherwise, it’s manual.

    This feature is junk and has advantages = to the Newstand app.

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