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iOS device/iTunes WIFI issues...

02-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 837
iOS device/iTunes WIFI issues...

Hi, TA

I've looked all over the Internet and I've found a ton of complaints but no resolution. I thought I'd check and see if you guys can help.

My iPad and iPhone will not connect to iTunes over WIFI.

I am connected, on both devices, to WIFI, and can browse with no problem, but iTunes seldom recognizes either device. Furthermore, I just started tinkering with iFunBox, and it has similar problems. When one connects, the other will, but this only happens seemingly at random, and not very often.

Anyone else have or had this problem? It seems pretty widespread, but I can't find a solution. Anything else in my house that runs on WIFI is unaffected. The only problems come from iDevices and their interplay with iTunes.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
02-27-2013, 05:38 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,693
a bump ;)

Originally Posted by McCREE View Post
Anyone else have or had this problem?
nope no problems here using ipad2, iphone5, 2x ipod4g with 64gb wifi ios5.11, on 5Mbps / dd-wrt linksys 54gs.
02-27-2013, 06:04 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,391
While we are on the subject of iTunes, it had stopped recognising my iDevices consistently ever since I plugged an old iPod Nano into my PC. Reintsalling iTunes didn't help either. Is buying a new Mac the only way to get syncing back or is the iCloud syncing good enough?
02-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
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itunes is the only thing that has ever managed to crash my router while trying to use wifi sync I don't know what it does exactly but I believe it's not standard and I conspiratorially think it might be on purpose so they can sell their airport express ones.

To the guy who can't sync normally I'm not sure about macs but on windows I would unninstall then remove the whole iTunes folder if possible (mines in the location music but I'm on windows). Then try reinstalling iTunes.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
02-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
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it might be a cable issue. i've had wifi sync problems like this that were fixed when i switched to a different cable. itunes is weird like that.

i'm a pretty kitty cat