As you all iPhone and iOS lovers already know by now that among the huge set of new features brought to us by the iOS 5 – one of the most important one and most useful in my opinion is the sync support with iTunes without the need to connect the iOS device to the PC using dock connector. It’s a feature that has been borrowed by iOS 5 from a well known paid Cydia application. But that of course required a jailbreak of your iDevice but now this feature is integrated right in the OS and can be execute without requiring any jailbreak. What is even better is that Wi-Fi syncing works in the background and in the mean time you can use your iPhone or iPad etc.
The point for this write-up is that I have seen a common misconception among the users that you need the power/ need to connected with the cable either with the PC or charging via connection to a power source to perform the wireless sync. Its not true in simple words. Although this is true that by default iOS 5 will perform a wireless sync of the iOS 5 data with the iTunes when you are connected to the power source but this is NOT the only way to perform wireless sync of the iOS 5 data. In fact, we covered the procedure to trigger the “manual” wireless sync feature in an earlier guide. In that guide this manual wireless sync was enabled from the setting the iTunes software on your PC. From then on it can be triggered from the Settings –> General -> iTunes Sync in iOS 5, and then just taping the “Sync Now”.
In other words, you can also use the “manually triggered” iOS 5 wireless Sync with iTunes in addition to the automated method employed when the device is put in to charging mode.
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