iTunes wireless sync not working, fix

You can sync your device, iPad, iPhone or iPod running iOS 5 or later,  automatically or manually over Wi-Fi wirelessly. If you are experiencing Wi-Fi sync problems (e.g. wireless sync stopped working, poor performance, ), please refer to the following tips:

  • Make sure that your iOS device and iTunes are up to date.
  • Make sure Wi-Fi Syncing is enabled (How to Use Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch)
  • Turn off your router, computer, iOS devices. Then restart (in this order) Router, Computer and  iTunes and then iOS Device
  • Make sure that your have an active Wi-Fi, internet connection.  Make sure that iOS devices and computer are connected to the same network over Wi-Fi.
  • Toggle off and on Wi-Fi by tapping Settings > Wi-Fi
  • Uncheck and recheck “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” in iTunes



  1. Doopster says

    The third bullet worked for me. I am note even sure I followed the instructions in the exact right order, but basically I closed iTunes, disabled wifi, shut wifi (which with my cable company is part of the cable box for the 2nd TV) off, then computer and iPhone 4. Restarted wifi/cable box, started computer and iPhone, started iTunes and my iPhone was then recognized in iTunes.

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