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How to configure the iPhone Wi-Fi sync settings

August 16, 2012

By configuring the correct iPhone Wi-Fi sync settings, you can link your phone with a computer over a wireless connection. iPhones with iOS 5 or higher versions support wireless syncing. The computer with which you want to sync the iPhone should have iTunes 10.6 or advanced versions. With a Wi-Fi connection, you won’t need to plug in your iPhone to the computer. However, syncing an iPhone via Wi-Fi can be a bit slow as compared to connecting through a USB. So, if you have lots of content to sync, use a USB connection.

The following are the steps to configure the iPhone Wi-Fi sync settings:


  1.  To enable Wi-Fi syncing, first connect your iPhone to the computer through a USB port.
  2.  On the iPhone management screen, select the option ‘Sync with this computer over Wi-Fi’ that’s displayed in the ‘Options’ box. To implement this setting, click the ‘Apply’ button.
  3.  Now click the ‘Eject’ button next to the iPhone icon in iTunes and disconnect the iPhone from your computer.
  4.  To connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi:


  • On the iPhone’s home screen, tap ‘Settings’ followed by ‘Wi-Fi’.
  • Now set the slider to ‘On’ to search for Wi-Fi networks.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network to connect to it. A password will be required if it’s a secure network.


  1. On the iPhone home screen, tap ‘Settings’ and then ‘General’. Navigate to the second group of options and tap ‘iTunes Wi-Fi Sync’.
  2. Now on the iTunes Wi-Fi Sync screen, tap the ‘Sync Now’ button.
  3. A status message will notify about the status of the syncing. When Wi-Fi syncing is enabled, the ‘Sync Now’ button will change to read ‘Cancel Sync’.

Through these steps, you will be able to configure the iPhone Wi-Fi sync settings.

Note: Both your iPhone and the computer should be on the same wireless network to enable Wi-Fi syncing.


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