As it is possible to set your Synology NAS, so that it can be remotely power on using a function called Wake on LAN. In this video we demonstrate how from an Apple iPad you can send something called a magic packet to power on your NAS.
Notes: In order for an iPad to be able to remotely power up a Synology NAS. The Synology NAS needs to have had Wake on LAN enabled. This was covered in part 15 of our series on How to setup a Synology NAS, so we recommend viewing that video before trying WoL on your iPad.
Quick reference notes:
- With your Synology NAS powered down, open the DS Finder
- From the Select Device panel select the options icon
Notes: The options icon we are referring to, are three dots in a vertical line, that can be found in the top right hand side of the Select Device panel.
- From the drop down menu choose Wake on LAN (WOL)
Notes: You will be informed that “Your NAS server is offline. Do you want was up the NAS server using Wake-on-LAN (WOL?) Note WOL can only be used if DS Finder and the server are connected to the same LAN“
- Select Yes and then OK
- Synology Article – DS Finder
- Synology Article – Wake on LAN
- Download the Synology DS Finder app for iOS/iPadOS
- Download the Synology DS Finder app for Android