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Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why can't I sync music into my iPod? I added the music into the iTunes, and when i pressed 'sync', nothing happens, i.e. the music just can't go into the iPod.  Also, when i remove songs from the iTunes, the iPod keeps them when i sync it.  what's wrong?

  • 1. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    joshyhelp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Plug I'm your iPod and open iTunes. Open your iPod device tab in the sidebar, then choose 'Music' at the top of the screen. Make sure a checkbox like 'Sync All Music' is selected (will vary depending on iTunes version), and try the sync again.

  • 2. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well, it already is selected, and it still doesn't work

    would it be my iPod's problem? (but all the other functions are still working)

    what can i do?

  • 3. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    joshyhelp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    That is very odd. If you have a lot of music to transfer or a lot of things on your iPod already, though, there is a chance your iPod doesn't have enough space. However, iTunes would usually notify you if this is the problem. Does iTunes give you a message when you try to sinc, or do you simply press 'Sync' and literally NOTHING at all happens. Also, does iTunes say something like 'Sync is complete' or 'OK to remove device' after you have clicked the button?

  • 4. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well, my iPod is 64 gb and it says it still has 36.X gb left, so i don't think it's the problem of not enough memory.  it is that i press sync, it says 'preparing for sync', then 'sync is complete', and it turned out that nothing happened.

  • 5. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    joshyhelp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Okay, so space and memory isn't a problem. iTunes does not see a problem with the sync, otherwise it would give you a warning message. Since it doesn't register any issue, the problem might be that you haven't actually selected anything to sync. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. Select your device in the left sidebar. Select the 'Music' tab at the top, and check the box that says 'Sync All Music'. You can do this with the other media tabs too. Click 'Apply' at the bottom right, and then try your sync again.

  • 6. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    joshyhelp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Sorry, I forgot we had already tried that and that wasn't a problem. Please hold on.

  • 7. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    joshyhelp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Which iPod are you using? So, you already have music on the device that has been transferred from a previous sync?

  • 8. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPod touch 4th gen.  using 4.3.1.   would it be the problem of the iOS too old?

    yes, i already have music transferred before, and i added a few songs into the iTunes and these newly added songs couldn't sync with the iPod.

  • 9. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i suddenly found that it's not only music, but also the apps.  when i downloaded an app in the iTunes and press sync, the app also couldn't get into the iPod.  But when i download an app with the iPod, and when i press sync, the app CAN get into the iTunes.  it seems like things can 'get out' from the iPod, but not getting in.

  • 10. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    francerian Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    it can be due to authorisation issues,

     

    make sure your iPod is authorised with this iTunes library and then try syncing again.

     

    also for trial, instead of manually adding or syncing songs directly freom albums, try to autofill from your library or any playlist and check. Autofill resides in the lower left corner of your music section.

  • 11. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how to make sure my iPod is authorised?

     

    what do u mean by autofill?

  • 12. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    francerian Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    ok...

     

    go to iTunes, in the menu go to store, you will see an option of 'Authorize this computer' on the drop down. Select that and then try to sync music and apps again

     

    also check manually manage music and videos and then try dragging them from your computer.

     

    Autofill is a section which you can find in your iTunes, on your device section:

     

    iphone_autofill_2.png

  • 13. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok, now it's finally ok by using manually adding songs.  thx for the help from both of you, i really appreciate that.  but there's one more question, why can these songs be added by manually adding, but not normal 'sync-ing'?

  • 14. Re: Why can't I sync music into my iPod?
    Benson28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    oh no, not for the apps.  they still can't get into the iPod.  why?

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