One of the very new ‘PC Free’ features of iOS 5 is Wi-Fi sync – wireless sync between your iPad or iPhone and your PC.
This will allow you to keep photos and videos, music, and apps in sync without having to connect your iPad to your PC via the sync /charge cable.
Once this feature is enabled, every time you connect your iPad to a power source it will automatically sync and and backup any new content purchased on the iPad to iTunes. You can also manually force a sync by going to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and tapping ‘Sync Now’.
You do need to turn this on in iTunes in order for it to work. It’s very easy to do this – here’s how:
– Connect your iPad to your PC via USB / sync cable.
– In the Devices section in the left-hand pane of the iTunes window, click on your iPad’s name and you’ll see it highlighted in blue
– Then in the main window of iTunes scroll down just a bit so you can see the Options section
– You should see that the second checkbox under Options is ‘Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi’ – click on that to make it checked / selected.
That’s it. That should have your iPad happily wirelessly syncing for you.
iOS 5, which includes this very cool new feature is set to be released next Wednesday, October 12.