CameraSync & Wi-Fi Sync Simplify iPhone File Syncing

CameraSync & Wi-Fi Sync Simplify iPhone File Syncing

Kristen Lubbe
Mar 1, 2011

Gone are the days of anxiously sitting next to your computer while your plugged-in iDevice is syncing content. We all know how ridiculously long it takes to sync sometimes, and frankly, there are other things we'd rather be doing than watching a progress bar. Our impatient prayers have been answered and there are now ways to wirelessly sync our files to our computers without breaking out the good ol' USB cable...

If you're looking to wirelessly sync your iPhone photos to your computer so they're immediately ready to share, there's a great app called camera Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. CameraSync for iOS 4 allows you to upload all pictures & videos from your Camera Roll to your Dropbox, iDisk, FTP server, Amazon S3 bucket, Flickr account or Box.net account.

Once you've set up one of the above accounts all you need to do to wireless sync your photos is open up the CameraSync app. No need to scroll through photos and select which ones to upload — it does it all automatically and will even alert you once the process is finished, even if you're already using a different app. CameraSync is available in iTunes for $1.99.

For those who are looking to wireless sync more than just iPhone photos, there's a new app that's not even in the iTunes store that will wirelessly sync your data to your iTunes. >Wi-Fi Sync will wirelessly sync the data from any of your iDevices to your iTunes on a computer running their desktop software. Download Wi-Fi Sync for $9.99 for your iDevice and also download the desktop app and keep it running on your computer. No need to use a USB cable and you can wireless sync from pretty much anywhere, as long as the desktop app is running on your computer.

You cannot restore or reset your iDevice using this app and you cannot sync your photos to iPhoto — but you can backup any information you typically would in iTunes. Sonia actually mentioned this app before it hit major popularity when she wrote about a Rogue iPhone App Could Lead to Wireless Synching!

More Sync Tips on Unplggd

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Rogue iPhone App Could Lead to Wireless Synching

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