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How to Sync Your iPhone Using Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi Sync via Cydia

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App developer Greg Hughes came up with an awesome idea–to sync your iPhone wirelessly using Wi-Fi. This has been a much requested feature by many iPhone enthusiasts but it has never come to fruition from Apple. Greg submitted his app to the App Store but it was denied. He has now released the app on Cydia for $9.99–it works amazingly well.

How to Setup Wi-Fi Sync With Your iPhone (Mac only at the moment; Windows version coming soon, along with iPad too!)

1. Jailbreak your iPhone.
2. Purchase Wi-Fi Sync via Cydia. Just search for it.
3. Download and install the Wi-Fi Sync Mac client.
4. Turn on Wi-Fi on your iPhone–you’ll be asked to pair the iPhone with your Mac. Launch iTunes, sync. DONE!

Okay, so that was the short version. It’s pretty straight forward and right now my iPhone is syncing over Wi-Fi, no cables at all! Of course, Wi-Fi sync will definitely eat up your battery depending on when the last time you synced your iPhone. But for short, quick syncs this is an awesome app that does not require you to plug in cables.

Here’s a video of Wi-Fi Sync in action:

For the $9.99 price, it may seem steep to some. However, it’s a well made app that makes syncing with your iPhone easy to use over Wi-Fi. Definitely worth it. Check out Wi-Fi Sync now!

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  • mackman6151

    we need a pc solution soon 😛

  • Xaroc

    I knew this would be denied when I heard about it about a week ago. Its a great idea, but it is a serious security risk.

    Add a 128bit encryption to the app lol

    Great idea, to bad people out there to exploit it. The reason for apple shuting this guy down

  • Mac OS X

    Does it only work on Mac OS X operating system or will it work on my MacBook which is using the latest operating system prior to OS X?

  • Mr. Speedy

    It is possible that this app has been denied by Apple because it “replicates core functionality”. Apple used that excuse previously when dening the “Podcaster” application prior to them allowing to download new Podcast wirelessly via the iTunes application on the iPhone, which is very similar to what Podcaster was letting you do.

    My guest is that Apple is already working on the feature and will possibly add it to the iPhone OS 4.0 or later release of the OS. I would wait before spitting out the money for this app.

  • Edge

    At first I thought this app was going to be great, but my experience hasn't been great. I think that perhaps Apple denied it, ya probably cause they're Apple, but it actually has lots of bugs.

    For me, about half the time, I get a “cannot connect” error which is only fixed by re-launching iTunes (kind of making this app useless). As well, it will incorrectly show the total memory (for example, in place of 16 GB, it shows 4GB) which creates many issues.

    I've sent a support ticket to the developer and he's acknowledged the problems but says he's only one guy and can't fix them very fast. So basically, he knows about the bugs, has taken $10, but “doesn't have the time” to fix them. I understand that he is only one guy, probably has a job, but if he's going to charge $10 for an iPhone app (a pretty decent sum), he needs to make sure the app works right first.

  • Edge

    Just after writing this wi-fi sync messed up causing my device to need a restore. Although the dev initially responded to emails, he is no longer answering emails. I have deleted the app from my phone and have asked for a refund – no response. In searching online, others are having issues and requested a refund from Saurik through Amazon Payments. I have just submitted a request as well. I hate to do that, but in a way Saurik is putting his name out there saying that these paid apps will work as advertised.

  • Edge

    Just after writing this wi-fi sync messed up causing my device to need a restore. Although the dev initially responded to emails, he is no longer answering emails. I have deleted the app from my phone and have asked for a refund – no response. In searching online, others are having issues and requested a refund from Saurik through Amazon Payments. I have just submitted a request as well. I hate to do that, but in a way Saurik is putting his name out there saying that these paid apps will work as advertised.

  • BUYER BEWARE – Do NOT expect ANY support from Greg Hughes if you encounter any problems with his Wi-Fi Sync software. I purchased the Windows version of Greg’s Wi-Fi Sync software and attempted to install on several PC’s with the same results “application failed to start”. I submitted a friendly trouble ticket on Greg’s support site over a month ago and Greg has made NO attempt to respond. A second trouble ticket also went unanswered as did a request for a refund. PayPal will only assist if the software was purchased via EBay, not Cydia. Jay Freeman of Cydia also didn’t respond to my email requesting assistance. BUYER BEWARE!

  • Ecvmaxim

    I requested a refund within an hour after downloading this half-ass app. Its been a week and still no response. I hope this guy ends up in jail. I for one will be ready when the class-action lawsuit hits him. Sign me up

  • Christophert7

    I had the same experience- I bought the app on Cydia because I had good experiences with Saurik, but have had my trouble ticket(s!) ignored by the developer and Saurik has ignored my emails. There’s no good faith here – if you put out an app for sale that you know won’t work, that’s FRAUD.

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