ITunes 10.5 and IOS5 introduce the ability to sync your IOS device over Wi-Fi. This can be accomplished from your iOS device.
To sync your iOS device with iTunes:
1. Open Settings in your IOS device.
2. Select “General”
3. Click the Sync Now button to begin synching.
Now if the button is grayed out you will be unable to initiate a sync. There could be a couple of reasons for this:
You must be running Mac OSX Lion or Snow Leopard 10.6.8
If you are running an earlier version of Snow Leopard than 10.6.8, you will need to upgrade your software to 10.6.8 or Lion.
You must be running iTunes 10.5 or later
Select iTunes > About iTunes from the menu to ensure that your version is at least 10.5. If you are running an earlier version, choose Software Update from the Apple menu and choose any recommended updates to iTunes.
You need to make sure that Wi-Fi syncing is enabled
To enable Wi-Fi synching, follow these steps:
- Connect your IOS device to your Mac using a USB Cable.
- Open iTunes and select the name of your device under Devices, in the left pane.
- Click the Summary tab
- Under the Options area, click the check box next to “Sync with this iPad (or iPhone) over Wi-Fi
Make sure that your Firewall is not preventing you from syncing
Check your firewall settings to make sure that they are not interfering with your ability to sync. You may have to modify your settings a bit. To do so, follow the directions HERE if you are using the Mac OS X firewall. If you are using a third-party firewall, follow the directions of the manufacturer.
Restart iTunes and your iOS device
Sometimes simply restarting iTunes or your iPhone/iPad will solve the problem.