2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 7:31 PM by bigandlittlebear
kpa_pdx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I purchased an album on iTunes with eleven songs. I created a playlist and added all eleven songs to it. I synced the playlist to my iPhone. When I look on my iPhone, there are only four songs! The playlist on iTunes, at that time, had all eleven songs. The album also has all eleven songs. After syncing my phone a second time, the playlist on iTunes now only has four songs! The album is still okay, with all eleven songs.


I created another playlist with a bunch of random songs, 15 songs total. When I save it to my iPhone, it gets shortened also. No matter what I do, I can't seem to prevent my playlists from getting truncated.


What is going on here? This is REALLY FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!

iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: Eleven song playlist shortened to four
    bigandlittlebear Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Have you looked to see if there is a tick in the check box next to the songs in itunes? If not it wont play.


    In the case of older formats like some MP3's some might sync okay but some might not even though they could be all the same file format.


    If there is a "Syncing symbol next to the ones that did not copy over this probably will be the case" You can then fix this problem by converting the music files that are in the playlist. If you select them in iTunes and right click then select "Create AAC version" they will make a .m4a file which will sync across fine.

  • 2. Re: Eleven song playlist shortened to four
    bigandlittlebear Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have since found that changing the file format (although works) is not necessary. All you need to do is change any info of the file so that the song ID in Itunes gets recreated and it recognises it to sync it.

    Change the artist name, or albulm name or anything on the info tab on the "Get info" option for each song.

    Select all the songs you need to update and change a field, even if it is to put in a comment called "updated"

    Much simpler than my first suggestion.