Wi-Fi Syncing with iTunes - Apple® iPhone® 4S
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Wi-Fi Syncing with iTunes - Apple® iPhone® 4S

Note Wi-Fi syncing allows wireless syncing between iPhone and the computer to back up and sync to iTunes.

Note iTunes version 10.5 or higher must be installed on the computer.

Note To verify the iTunes software version, refer to iTunes: How to find which version you are using for assistance.

Note Wi-Fi syncs over an enabled Wi-Fi network. For assistance with verifying that Wi-Fi is enabled on the device, refer to Wi-Fi On / Off - Apple iPhone 4S.


Set up iPhone to Sync over Wi-Fi
Syncing from iPhone
Syncing from iTunes


Set up iPhone to sync over Wi-Fi

  1. Press the power button to power iPhone on.
    Power on iPhone
  2. Connect iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Note When tethered, iTunes opens automatically on the computer.
  3. In iTunes, select iPhone under Devices in the left column.
    Note For iTunes version 11 or higher, select the iPhone button in the upper-right.
    Note If prompted, download the latest version of iTunes. Refer to Install System Updates - iTunes for additional assistance.
  4. From (Summary) > Options ensure Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi is checked.
  5. Select Apply.



Syncing from iPhone

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select iTunes Wi-Fi Sync.
  4. Select Sync Now.
  5. It may take several minutes for the device to begin the sync process.
  6. Once syncing begins, a revolving arrow appears in the menu bar (located in the top-left corner).
  7. A Syncing Media status bar appears on the screen.
  8. Once syncing is complete, the time of the last sync is displayed.




Sycing from iTunes

Sync method 3 (iTunes version 11 or higher)


Method 1

In iTunes, right-click iPhone under Devices in the left column, then click Sync.
right click device then click sync

Method 2

From the iTunes menu, click File then click Sync.
From iTunes menu click File then click Sync

Method 3 (iTunes software version 11 or higher)

From iTunes, click Sync (located in the lower-right).



Last Modified: September 18, 2013
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