6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 2:26 PM by Brett Thomas
reddevil21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    How would we possibly know based on that complete lack of information?

    Are the songs in questions in the correct format for iOS?

    Is it always the same set of songs?
    Are they selected to be synced to the device?
    Is there sufficient space on the device?

    Any errors when attempting to sync those songs?

  • 2. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    Brett Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Because lots of people are having this problem.

    Yes.

    No.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    No.

     

    They just sometimes show up and sometimes don't.  They appear in the phone as seen through computer-based iTunes, but not on the phone screen's iTunes.  My playlist has 15 songs.  Sometimes 13 sync over.  Sometimes 6 sync over. 

  • 3. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    Brett Thomas wrote:

     

    Because lots of people are having this problem.

    Define "lots of people".  Is that five, 50, 500, 5,000, 500,000, 5,000,000?

     

    Do you personally know anyone else experiencing the problem?

     

    I do not.. but then my friends see manually managing media on devices as a hassle and waste of time, they use playlists instead.

  • 4. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    Brett Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd put it at around 25-30 based on the number of similar posts and "I have this problem too" that I've seen.

     

    Personally, no, thank god.

     

    I was using playlists, that's the problem.  Turns out, it was just the phone getting squirrelly.  Support felt it was likely from an old backup on too new a phone.  Sadly, Restore was the best option.  Now it works like new, literally, and I have to rebuild all my contacts and I've lost the images from the camera.   

  • 5. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    Brett Thomas wrote:

     

    Now it works like new, literally, and I have to rebuild all my contacts and I've lost the images from the camera.   

    Had the device been used as designed, by syncing contacts to a supported application on the computer or a cloud service, it would be simple to put them back on the device.

     

    Why exactly did you choose to not copy your pictures off the device prior to restoring as new?  That's simply not smart.

  • 6. Re: Why wont iTunes sync all songs to iPhone?
    Brett Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're coming across as a bit condescending, just fyi.

     

    It was used as designed, attached to Apple devices, and properly backed up.  But since I upgraded across a wide range of models (from 1 to 4S), it would have been better to not use the backup from the old phone.  I should have done then what I'm forced to do now, because on the advice of an Apple supervisor, the old backup was what was leading to the issues I was having (sync failure, mainly, and iTunes app not working right).  In any case, all is well now.  I had copied most of them off at various times, but I haven't gone looking to see what was copied off or not; it should be restorable from iPhoto.