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Missing song i bought on iTunes in the library on iPad 3

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Bought a song on itunes from my ipad, says its downloaded but when i try to click on it, it skips it. I have tried restarting, linking it up with my iTunes on pc. Though it wont let me delete it or play it from itunes. When on the the songs in the library it has the blue trial circle around the song lke found on itunes?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (74,005 points)

    That's a sign that it is still trying to download or the download was corrupted. You did try swiping across the song in the songs tab of iTunes and try to bring up the red delete button?


    Reboot the iPad and see if you can delete the song.


    Reboot the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (74,005 points)

    I just thought of something.... Are you trying to play the song in the Music app on the iPad? That is where you play music on the iPad, not in iTunes. Forgive me for asking .... I don't know how long you have had your iPad so I have to ask.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (74,005 points)

    Are you using iTunes Match? I don't use it, but I'm wondering if this has some bearing on it.


    You will not be able to play anything more than a sample from iTunes. I assume that since the song is "on your iPad" already, iTunes is redirecting you to the Music App where it should be played. It's as though you actually downloaded the sample of the song and not the song itself from the way that you described it. Another user described this same thing in another discussion that I saw. That's really odd.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (74,005 points)

    I'm sorry. I wish that I could. I read the discussion but I did not respond and therefore it does not appear in my past discussions.


    I don't think that having Genius enabled should affect this but I quit using Genius some time ago.


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