How to Fix iTunes WiFi Sync Not Working: iPhone, iPad, Mac


After upgrading to latest iOS versions like iOS 9 or iOS 8, lot of users reported “WiFi syncing between iTunes and iPhone 6 are now broken”

Solution 1: Forget and Rejoin WiFi network on both iOS device and Mac OS X 

On your iOS device

  1.  Go to Settings -> WiFi.
  2. Select info button (i) next to your WiFi network.
  3. Select forget this network option and confirm it.
  4. Then rejoin the network again.

On your Mac computer

  1. Select the WiFi bar in the top of the menu bar.
  2. Click Open Network Preferences option.
  3. Select Advanced..
  4. Select the network you need to forget and click the minus button to remove it.
  5. Then rejoin the network again.

Solution 2: Disable Handoff on iOS device.

On your iPhone, iPod touch, go to Settings -> General -> Handoff & Suggested apps. turn off the handoff option.

Solution 3: Reset network Settings

On your iOS device, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset network settings.

Type the password if it asks and confirm the action.

SEE ALSO : iOS 8 won’t Sync Music with iTunes? Here’s how to fix it

Solution 4:- Uncheck ans recheck WiFi syncing, restart iOS device

  1. Connect your iOS device to computer using USB cable and click on its icon
  2. In iTunes, uncheck WiFi syncing.
  3. Click Apply
  4. Then disconnect your iPhone or iPad from Mac
  5. Restart your iPhone or iPod
  6. Close iTunes app on iMac
  7. Re-launch iTunes and check WiFi syncing
  8. Click Apply
  9. Now disconnect your iOS device from Mac and try to attempt to sync your Apple device in iTunes via WiFi.

Solution 5: Update your Apple device to latest iOS version

On your iOS device go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and do a update if one appears.

If you knew any other solutions to solve iTunes WiFi Sync Not Working on iPhone, Windows or Mac, inform us via comment.

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2 responses to How to Fix iTunes WiFi Sync Not Working: iPhone, iPad, Mac

I had to try solutions 3 and 4 together before anything worked. Trying solution 3 or solution 4 individually didn't fix the problem for me. Once I reset the network settings (solution 3) and then tried solution 4 as a bonus, the problem was solved. I did have to plug in and then unplug my iPhone more than once, though, because unchecking the wifi syncing option didn't work the first time. If after doing the solutions you discover that your iPhone isn't being acknowledged by your computer via the USB connection, that's normal, just restart the computer and it should be recognized after that. You'll be prompted to trust the computer/phone on both devices, but that's all.

TL;DR For anyone who is frustrated because none of the solutions above seem to be working, I recommend messing around a little more before completely throwing in the towel, because I was ready to give up and move onto another search until the solutions above finally worked.

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