How to Connect the IPhone to a PC Wirelessly

by Andrew Tennyson

Take advantage of Wi-Fi synchronization in iTunes to connect your iPhone to your PC wirelessly. With Wi-Fi synchonization set up, you can transfer music, videos, apps, photos, books, podcasts and more without a USB cable whenever your iPhone and PC are sharing a wireless network. Alternatively, if no shared Wi-Fi network is available, take advantage of Bluetooth pairing to connect your PC and iPhone. With Bluetooth pairing you can perform some less-involved wireless tasks, such as using your iPhone as a remote for your Windows 7 computer.

Connect To iTunes Via Wi-Fi

1

Launch iTunes on your computer.

2

Connect your iPhone to your PC using the USB cable that came with the phone.

3

Click the name of your iPhone under the “Devices” heading in iTunes. By default, most iPhones will be named “iPhone.”

4

Click the “Summary” tab in the main iTunes window.

5

Click the check box next to “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi.”

6

Click the “Eject” icon located next to your iPhone under the Devices heading. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer and close iTunes.

7

Launch iTunes again. Your iPhone will now appear under the Devices heading without having to connect it to your PC with a USB cable.

Bluetooth Pairing

1

Tap the “Settings” icon on your iPhone’s home screen.

2

Tap “General” on the Settings menu.

3

Tap “Bluetooth” and then tap the Bluetooth switch to turn it from “Off” to “On.”

4

Click the Start button on your PC and type “Bluetooth” in the Search box.

5

Click “Add a Bluetooth Device” in the search results.

6

Click your iPhone in the pop-up window and click “Next.”

7

Click “Create a Pairing Code for Me” and write down the code displayed on your screen. A dialog will pop up on your iPhone at this point, prompting you to enter your pairing code. Enter the code in the provided field and tap the “Pair” button to connect your iPhone and PC via Bluetooth.

If you are not given the opportunity to click “Create a Pairing Code for Me,” then your computer will generate a pairing code automatically. When this occurs, a Push notification appears on your iPhone. Tap “Yes” to acknowledge the Push notification on your iPhone and then click “Next” on your computer. Tap “Pair” on your iPhone to finalize the Bluetooth pairing.

Tip

  • check Once you have paired your PC and iPhone via Bluetooth, you can use your iPhone to control things like music playback and audio volume on your PC.

About the Author

Andrew Tennyson has been writing about culture, technology, health and a variety of other subjects since 2003. He has been published in The Gazette, DTR and ZCom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.

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