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Adding Lyrics???

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NeddySeagoon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 17, 2012 4:43 AM



I copied and pasted the lyrics to a song from a lyrics website in iTunes (where it displays just fine), but on my iPhone the lyrics appear as a one sentence paragraph.


I tried pasting it to to Text Edit and Pages first, but it remained unchanged.


Even when I deleted half the lyrics the iPhone still displays the same thing - the whole song as one verse with ALL the words.


Just before typing this post I deleted all the lyrics from the song info and it still appears on the iPhone after resyncing. The lyrics section in song info is blank.


Can anybody help with this?



  • Airsculpture Level 4 Level 4 (1,320 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    I use TuneText widget generally.

  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    To make the lyrcs display properly on an iPhone, you might need to insert manual line breaks at the end of each line. A manual line break, sometimes called a soft return, allows you to start a new line without starting a new paragraph.  Using Pages, paste in your text.  Select Show Invisibles in the View menu.  A manual line break will show as a left pointing arrow at the end of a line.

    To insert a manual line break in Pages:


    1. Click where you want the break to occur.
    2. Press Return while holding down the Shift key.

    Then, copy the modified text and paste into the iTunes lyrics tab.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 10:15 PM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    You should download TunesText widget as Air suggested. I think the lyrics you've copied from the website uses a different character encoding which somehow messed up the ID3 tags.

  • JimDiver Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    I have the same problem.


    The only solution I have found is wipe and restore of the iPhone.


    Needless to say this is not acceptable as a work around.

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to JimDiver)

    Report the issue to Apple:


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