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All audiobooks will no longer sync on iPhone.

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FloridaJim Calculating status...
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May 7, 2012 2:06 PM

I have used the iphone to listen to my audiobooks since I got my first iphone. Lately (out of the 300 plus) books I have, only about 6 will sync.  I can check them and it stays checked but they will not transfer.  This included some of the ones that I have had on it before.  I have even tried to sync all audio books, but only the same few will transfer. During transfer there is no mention of the checked (and applied) books (changes).


I have latest update (from today) on my phone and latest itunes.  I have also done a hard reset AND restore on my phone.  Any ideas?

  • ED3K Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)
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    May 7, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to FloridaJim)

    Do the audiobooks play on your iTunes?

  • Alderete Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    May 8, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to FloridaJim)

    Can you post a screenshot of your Audiobooks sync settings? That might give us some more clues as to what might be happening.

  • Alderete Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    May 8, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to FloridaJim)

    Hmmm. Are you sure you have six books selected? Generally when you set Selected audiobooks and have an item checked in the Audiobooks list, the tracks to sync will appear in the Parts list. Here I've checked The Affair, and the Parts list shows what will sync:



    I don't see anything in the Parts panel in your screenshot, so that strikes me as suspicious. Do you by any chance have the Sync only checked songs and videos option set on the Summary panel?



    And then have your audiobooks unchecked? Here I've unchecked Hunger Games and Pronto because I've listened to them, and don't want them to sync to my iPhone anymore:



    The checked tracks are still eligible to sync; the unchecked tracks won't sync, no matter what I do in the Audiobooks sync settings section.



  • Defiled Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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    May 8, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to FloridaJim)

    Sweet ok so if they arent syncing still try this..


    Check unsync Audio books- Remove- Apply


    Recheck Sync audio books - select the desired Audio books - Apply wait for sync to finish


    Did it work?

  • Alderete Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    May 9, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to FloridaJim)

    Ah! Now that you describe the basic resolution, I would bet that your existing audiobooks are in one of Audible's formats that is not supported on the iPhone. I know that Type 4 and Enhanced do work on the iPhone in the iPod / Music app, and those are the only two formats supported by the Audible iPhone app, but I've never tried any of the other, lower-bitrate options. Audible's device center says that the iPhone can play all Audible formats except Type 1:


    If this is indeed the problem, you should have received an error message along the lines of:


    • Some of the items in the iTunes library, including "Name of Title", were not copied to the <Device> "<Device Name>" because they cannot be played on this <Device>.


    Is it possible you got that message once, and checked the "Don't show this message again" option in the message dialog? If you want to see this kind of message in the future, you'll need to reset your warnings: Preferences > Advanced > [Reset warnings].


    Anyway, great that you solved it!

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