1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 25, 2012 10:08 PM by Kenichi Watanabe
Michelew57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi.  I was wondering if someone could help me.  When I add songs to my ipod shuffle, they appear in my computer library but they do not get updated when I sync the ipod.  How do I sync them onto my ipod?  The only change I can think of that may impact this situation is that, initially, I had Windows 7 starter and upgraded to Windows 7. 

iPod shuffle, Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Having trouble with music sync on ipod shuffle (3rd generation)
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)

    An iPod shuffle's storage capacity is likely to be far less than the total size of your iTunes music library.  Therefore, your iPod shuffle's sync settings are probably NOT set to sync everything in your music library.


    Select the iPod shuffle in the iTunes sidebar, under DEVICES.  Over to the right, there should be "tabs" that start with Summary.  Select the one that says Music.  Down below, it should show your current sync settings.


    For a shuffle, a convenient way to use syncing is to create one or more playlists specifically for songs you want on the shuffle.  Then, set up the syncing (on that Music tab) to sync only those playlists.  When you want to add or remove songs from the shuffle, add or remove them from those playlists; the shuffle does not even need to be connected.  The next time you connect shuffle, your changes are synced automatically.


    This article has more detailed information about syncing iPod shuffle