by Joe White
June 25, 2011
In the latest beta version of iOS 5 (beta 2, which was released yesterday), Apple has enabled its wireless syncing feature: Wi-Fi Sync. Currently, it's only possible to sync wirelessly with Macintosh computers. Furthermore, the Macs in-question need to be running iTunes 10.5 (beta). As iPhone Download Blog notes, the option to "enable" Wi-Fi Sync only exists in this version of iTunes. In order to activate the feature, first download iOS 5 beta 2 for your iOS device, and ensure that you're running iTunes 10.5 (beta). Next, connect your mobile device to a computer and open iTunes, head over to the "Summary" tap and tick "Sync over Wi-Fi connection." In order to enable "quick-syncs," also tick "Manually manage music and video." Then sync your iOS device to activate the changes, unplug and you should be good to go. If you want to sync tracks to your iOS device, simply select the tracks in iTunes and drag them over to your device in the "Devices" section of the app. Once you drop the files, they'll sync to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, wirelessly. And there you have it: Wi-Fi Sync. We'll keep you posted on other, new iOS 5 features as they're discovered. In the meantime, let us know if you've stumbled across any in the comments.