- Option #1: The iTunes Sync Process
- Option #2: The iCloud Backup Method
- Option #3: The Wireless iTunes Sync Process
- How to Set Up and Use the Wireless iTunes Sync Process
Option #3: The Wireless iTunes Sync Process
If you have a wireless network set up in your home or office, and your primary computer, as well as your iPhone and/or iPad can connect to this network via Wi-Fi, you can transform the traditional iTunes Sync process into a totally wireless process.
The backup files from your iPhone or iPad will be transferred and stored on your primary computer, but the connection between your primary computer and iOS device happens wirelessly. The supplied USB cable is not needed once this feature is set up.
The benefit to using this wireless backup method is that you can initiate the iTunes Sync process anytime, without physically connecting your primary computer to your iPhone or iPad using a USB cable. Initiating a backup is done from the iTunes software that's running on your computer.
The drawback of using this backup method is that your backup files are stored on your primary computer. So, if you need to perform a Restore From iTunes Backup to recover your iPhone or iPad's data and files, you'll need to be within the radius of your home or office wireless network.