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[Solved] WiFi Sync Does Not Work on iPad, iPhone After iOS 6 Upgrade

Some of our users reported that they are no longer been able to do a wifi sync after they upgraded their apple devices to iOS 6, some of them did had problems with WiFi connectivity after iOS 6 OTA upgrade but this issue is quite different. For some users it affects the some Sharing. Upgraded the phone OS via USB cable.

While this issue does not appear on all the apple devices but it did turn out as per the responses that most of the users facing these issues are iPhone or iPad with 3G or cellular data on due to which some apps gets conflict in syncing via cellular or wifi connection.

Methods To Fix WiFi Sync Issues After iOS Upgrade

Enable Wifi Sync Again On Your Apple Device

One thing you should note is that, when you upgrade your apple ipad or iPhone by restoring the new firmware, all the options are set to default and wifi sync feature get disabled, so you will need to enable the same by plugging back your apple device with USB cable to iTunes and then check the option to enable the wifi sync under summary tab, once your device is detected by iTunes.


Exact procedure to enable wifi sync is mentioned below.

  1. Open your iTunes Applications on your Mac or Windows
  2. Then Connect your iDevice (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) using cable
  3. Now when you successfully connect your iTunes will show up you iDevice
  4. To Enable Wi-Fi Sync just check on the Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi
  5. Now disconnect your iPad and quit your iTunes App.
  6. Now open your iTunes app again and your iPad already to sync via Wi-Fi
  7. You can sync via your iDevice by goes to Setting > General > Wi-Fi Sync

Check Your Home Wireless Router For UPnP Protocol

In this fix, you will need to make sure that your home wifi router supports and runs UPnP protocol, most of the routers support this service. Check the router settings to see if UPnP protocol is disabled just enable it and try again, this should fix the problem for you.

Make Sure Cellular Data of OFF When You Do The Wifi Sync

For this you will need to go to Settings>>General<Cellular and then turn off iTunes under ‘Use Cellular Data’. Under these settings there are ON and OFF options for iCloud Docs, iTunes, FaceTime, Passbook Updates, Reading List. Since they’re under ‘Use Cellular Data for’ s they might interfere with the sync over wifi with iTunes.


These are some fixes we have found working around the wifi sync issues, if you have the any other solution which worked in your case, please share the solution here so that it helps others.

By abhishek

Abhishek Bhatnagar is an apple engineer at heart and an apple products user since the first iPhone, he posses a Engineer degree and loves to review Apple products ans iOS apps.

One reply on “[Solved] WiFi Sync Does Not Work on iPad, iPhone After iOS 6 Upgrade”

Hi, Thank you for your instructions. I found after the update that it was still checked to Sync with this iPad over wireless. I did do the steps however and it worked – initially. Since then it has worked on rare occasions if I again follow the steps above. I confirmed my router UPnP protocol enabled and both my win7 laptop and IPad2 are on the same network.

Hope this is figured out soon as a known issue.

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