I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and the wifi sync used to work properly, but due to lack of memory, I shut down some of the processes / services that would run automatically to make my computer run a bit faster.

Now I'd like to sync my iPod Touch with iOS5 again but I don't know which services need to be turned on to sync again.

When I go to my iPod to sync, the button for wireless syncing in Settings isn't tappable.

  • Bonjour Serivce...
    – leeand00
    Feb 16, 2012 at 1:38
  • Apple Mobile Device Service...
    – leeand00
    Feb 16, 2012 at 1:38
  • Those seem to be it...for syncing over the wire...is there a specific port that it needs to run on, or do I need to have NetBIOS enabled or something?
    – leeand00
    Feb 16, 2012 at 2:10

2 Answers 2


Okay so here are the prerequisites for making this work over wifi:


Programs Running:

  • iTunes

Services Running:

(Located in Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services)

  • Bonjour Service
  • Apple Mobile Device Service


  • iPod connected to wifi and so is your computer

iTunes Issues:

If you have all of the prerequisites above set, and on your iPod you enter (Setting->General->iTunes Wi-Fi Sync) and you find the Sync Now button is still disabled do the following:

  1. In iTunes click edit->preferences
  2. Click the Devices tab.
  3. Click the Reset History button.

Now if you look at your iPod Touch again the Sync Now button should now be enabled.

(found in the apple documentation)


I would add that simply downloading the latest iTunes installer, running it and choosing "Repair Installation" should re-enable whatever services you have disabled.

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