Sync iPhone iPad with iTunes over Wi-Fi

There are two ways you can sync your iOS device with your computer, Wi-Fi or USB. iTunes Wi-Fi sync is disabled by default. If you like to sync your iPhone or iPad with iTunes wirelessly over WiFi, you need to turn on the iTunes Wi-Fi Sync.

Enable iTunes wireless sync

Plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer via USB. Run iTunes on your computer if it doesn’t start automatically. Go to the Summary tab from the left panel. Scroll down until you see the Options section, click the checkbox in front of the Sync with this (iPhone or iPad) over Wi-Fi. Hit the Apply button at the bottom right to save the change.

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Sync iPhone iPad with iTunes over Wi-Fi

Once you have activated the wireless syncing in iTunes, you have three different options to get your iOS device synced with iTunes.

Auto syncing

The iOS device syncs automatically whenever it charges, iTunes is open on the computer, and the computer and the iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Manual syncing from computer

Connect your PC or Mac and iPhone or iPad to the same Wi-Fi network. Run iTunes on computer, select the iOS device in iTunes and sync it.

Manual syncing from iOS device

Connect your PC or Mac and iPhone or iPad to the same Wi-Fi network. On the iPhone or iPad, tap on Settings >> General >> iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, then tap Sync Now to start syncing wirelessly.

iPhone iPad wireless transfer solutions

Except iTunes, there are many third party software allow us to easily share files and data between iOS devices and computers. File Master is a free iOS app, you can use it to share photos, videos and music between iPhone and computer over WiFi. SHAREit is a very popular free wireless file transfer app. It can help iOS users transfer files between iPhone iPad and computer wirelessly.