FAQ: My iPhone is connected but it's not found when I try to sync via Wi-Fi

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Syncing via the cloud

Note that the alternative syncing via the Cloud is much more automatic and removes many of the issues around two devices trying to directly communicate over a local Wi-Fi connection. If you’ve decided not to sync via the cloud though, then read on.


Syncing via a local Wi-Fi connection

Your iPhone and PC/Mac must be connected to the same wireless network (PC/Mac can be cabled to the network) to sync via Wi-Fi. Be sure to disconnect the USB cable while syncing eWallet. Apple does not currently support 3rd party application synching through the USB cable.

For many users, following the steps in the following articles solves this problem. For troubleshooting syncing with Windows, see the article I can’t sync with Wi-Fi between my iPhone, iPad or Android device and my Windows PC. For troubleshooting syncing with macOS, see the article I can’t sync eWallet for Android, iPhone, or iPad with my Mac.

  • Subnets. One of the most common secondary problems is a network using multiple subnets. In simple terms, it’s like driving in the Express lane on a highway with a Local/Express split. You’re both going the same speed on the same road in the same direction but there is a wall between you. For example, if your PC connects to a wi-fi router and your iPhone connects wirelessly to the same router, they may be on two separate networks that are both connected to the internet. In this case, eWallet on your PC can’t ‘see’ eWallet on your iPhone.
  • Firewall or other network security software. Another common problem is that a Firewall is blocking the connection.  Instead of disabling your firewall, add Exceptions or Rules to Allow “Bonjour” and “eWallet” to pass through.  You may need to consult your specific software documentation or user guide to set the required Exceptions.
  • Wireless router security features. A somewhat rare problem is a wireless router configured to ‘isolate’ wireless devices or the entire wireless network. This will prevent wireless devices from communicating with each other even though they can all communicate to whatever the wireless router is connected to. You may need to consult your wireless router’s settings and documentation to see if it is ‘isolating’ devices on your network.

If you’re still having trouble, just contact us and we’re happy to help. If you did try turning off your Firewall, be sure to let us know when you contact us.

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