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Connect an iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC computer over Wi-Fi

With Wi-Fi Sync enabled, you can wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your computer. Both iTunes and iMazing support connecting via Wi-Fi, with iMazing generally offers more control over data transfers.

Who is this guide for?

Anyone who:

  • likes to be wire free.
  • doesn't have enough available USB ports on their computer.

Before you begin

Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC computer

Instructions

When you first pair a device, iMazing automatically enables the Wi-Fi connection.

To enable Wi-Fi connection in iMazing:

  1. Connect your device to your computer via USB.
  2. Disconnect your device from your computer. The connection indicator in iMazing is now a Wi-Fi icon.
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To change Wi-Fi connection settings in iMazing:

  1. In the sidebar, select your device.
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  2. In the Device Info view, click on the cogwheel to the right of your device's name. This will open the Device Options. SCREENSHOT_03
  3. In the Device Options, tick or untick Enable Wi-Fi Connection. SCREENSHOT_04

What to keep in mind

  • Your device needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
  • Wi-Fi connections are slower than USB connections. If you have large amounts of data to transfer, consider connecting your device via USB.
  • To disable Wi-Fi connections for a device, you will need to connect that device via USB.
  • If you are having problems getting iMazing to connect to your devices via Wi-Fi, please check this troubleshooting article.




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Updated 13 Apr, 2017

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