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HT1386 Why can't I sync music?

566 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2013 1:01 PM by James Ward4 RSS
CountMercury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 15, 2013 9:03 AM

Why can't I syncy my music to my iPad Mini? The cloud is not always available.

iPad Mini, iOS 6.1.1
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,760 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to CountMercury)

    Nobody here knows why you can't sync music unless you share some details as to what you have tried already?

     

    If you are syncing with iTunes on the Mini did you select the music to sync in the Music Tab of iTunes? Do you manage songs and videos manually?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,760 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to CountMercury)

    Can you see the sidebar in iTunes? If not, do this.

     

    Launch iTunes and go to View>Show Sidebar from the menu at the top of the screen. Once you can see the sidebar, your iPad should show up under the devices heading and then you can click on the iPad name - then click on the music tab, check your settings, select the music that you want and then sync.

     

    Do you usually sync automatically? Most users auto sync (I do not auto sync) so I would assume that iTunes is not launching when you connect to the iPad. You can check that in the settings in iTunes. Go to iTunes>Preferences>Devices and make sure that the box at the bottom that says Prevent iPods ..... about auto syncing is unchecked if you want to autosync.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to CountMercury)

    CountMercury wrote:

     

    This is terrible UI design.

     

    Thanks.

    Or perhaps an uniformed user? Have a look here for some instructions on usiing iTunes: http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to CountMercury)

    CountMercury wrote:

     

    Thanks for the ******** answer.

     

    You're welcome. The answer fit the post.

  • Bill_0816 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to CountMercury)

    I might have your answer, it worked for me.  Read on.

     

    I had a terrible time syncing my music to my iPad2.  It worked great until iTunes 11 and maybe iOS6.0,  Some music/songs would sync fine, but most would not.  It worked fine in my iPhone and ancient iPod, but not the iPad. I tried every setting, selected playlists, artists, etc. to no avail. Read community chats and all the Apple stuff.

     

    Then I observed that my purchased music and my newer music (meaning those more recently downloaded with iTunes 10) seemed to sync.  My solution was to go into all the older downloaded into iTunes before iTunes 10 and create new AAC files and discard the older iTunes versions AAC files.  This took a lot of time and decimated my playlists, but using my ancient iPod I could recreate the playlists like I liked them. 

     

    It would be nice if Apple would have done a program like they do with iPhoto to update the photos for a new version.  This would have made this easier (I couldn't find one).

     

    Bottom line, my library now syncs fine, even wirelessly.

     

    I'd sent a question into the communities and got no responses and the ones I'd read seemed to be drawing the same blank results.

     

    Good luck, Count Merccury!

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to Bill_0816)

    There was no format change to AAC between iTunes 10 and 11. If your solution worked, it worked for reasons other than that.

     

    The OP didn't have a technical issue with iTunes, he simply didn't know how to use it.

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