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manually manage music on a device from iTunes 11 plus podcast bug

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Dec 5, 2012 4:48 AM

hello everyone,


I recently updated to iTunes 11. I have always managed music manually on my devices (iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 3rd). Normally I would plug in my device and then have a look at the list of music on the device and delete or add as required. However, I have been unable to do this since updating to iTunes 11. I can see my entire library, or, I can see the device. But, if I select the device there does not appear to be any way to see a list of the music on that device. To be fair, I have only checked this issue with my phone and not the iPod Touch which is away from home at the moment. There must be a way to accomplish this task; I'd very much appreciate any help you might offer. I do have "manually manage music and videos" checked in the summary tab.


The podcast bug also relates to manually adding and deleting episodes from a device. I subscribe to a bunch of podcasts, more than one window's worth, and when I select a podcast below the fold the list becomes frozen. As well the episode list on the right hand side loses it's scrollbar. The workaround seems to be to select the first podcast again and then the window becomes workable once more. I hope I'm not the first to report this issue as I have not thought the problem through very clearly.


Thanks for reading and any pointers to the music list dilemma I described.



iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • halakahiki82 Calculating status...

    When you click on the device button,

    Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 8.14.26 AM.png

    Are you then clicking On This iPod?

    Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 8.14.30 AM.png

    That at least lets you see everything on your device, playlists, music, etc.  The problem after that, however, is you cannot search contents any longer.

  • halakahiki82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right, but are you then clicking On This iPod?


    Because the music tab will not let you do anything. 

  • 3190Denny Calculating status...

    I had the same problem and I just figured it out. Make sure your itunes window is stretched as wide as possible because the "on this iphone" button will hide if the window is too small.


    Screen shot 2012-12-05 at 10.11.50 AM.png


    See you can't see the button. if you expand you can see it!


    Screen shot 2012-12-05 at 10.12.00 AM.png

    You can make the itunes window larger by pulling on the lower right hand corner. make sure you're pulling right on the little ridges on the corner or nothing will happen.


    Once you expand the screen press the "On this Iphone" button. You will then see your music in a similar way to how it used to show up. Underneath the devices and blue "done" buttons there is "Add to" button, click on it.


    Screen shot 2012-12-05 at 10.09.38 AM.png

    When you click on this button your screen will change. Your iphone's music list will show up on the right hand side and your albums will show up too the left. You are now in a place where you can drag music onto your iphone.

    Screen shot 2012-12-05 at 10.20.21 AM.png

    Simply go to the top and choose how you would like to view your music and go from there.


    Screen shot 2012-12-05 at 10.16.29 AM.png

    You can drag music to the right and it will go on to your iphone in a similar manner to the old itunes.


    I hope this helps a little. I don't know about the podcast bug so hopefully apple will get back to you!

  • Cheltgal Calculating status...

    Thank you for your post, I too have been grappling with the new iTunes (if it ain't broke - don't fix it) and have found all the posts helpful. However I still have one problem, the playlists that I have succesfully imported into the iPod only show in the 'recently added' and the new playlist does not show in the list of playlists.

    Has anybody else had this problem? Any help would be appreciated.


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