Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to PrecisionClub)
Might the other 27 have been purchased using some other Apple ID?
If not, what is the symptom of the other 27? Have you tried to "synch all" and the 27 simply don't show up?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to sberman)
Wow, thank you for the fast reply. I've had my Mac for about five years and just got my first iPhone. That's an interesting question and sounds plausible. When the Mac asks me to log in it prefills my email address, however, my Mac ID actually is something else but it's possible I bought some earlier iTunes under the name that's being prefilled. What is odd is that the 13 songs that did download were purchased at many different times (some several years ago, some very recent...).
I first went into iTunes on the iPhone and downloaded one song. When that worked, I asked it to download all and it downloaded 11. I then clicked on "Not on This Phone" it says "All of your available music has been downloaded to the device." I then tried Home Sharing but that didn't seem to do anything. I then bought iMatch and it also didn't do anything. I tried buying a new tune last night through the Mac and I think it downloaded automatically to the iPhone...I actually am not sure if it automatically downloaded because I so often pressed various things trying to get the iMatch to download all.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to PrecisionClub)
In iTunes on your Mac, find one of the 27 songs that did not download and control-click it. Choose "Get Info" from the drop-down menu. Look at the Apple ID. My guess is that is a different ID from the one on your iPhone.
So from an outside perspective, that means there is an ownership issue, as someone else purchased the music.
You can rectify this on your Mac's iTunes by going to Store > Authorize This Computer ... in iTunes' menu, and entering that other Apple ID and password. That song should then sync to your iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to PrecisionClub)
Excellent - glad it's solved.
But that's a tough one to get a nice clean long-term solution for. There is no way to, for example, transfer ownership from your old Apple ID to your new one.
So as the years progress and you end up replacing your computer, you'll have to keep this technique in mind and use it again as long as you would like to keep your older songs.
Anyway, glad it's fixed. Enjoy your iPhone and Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to sberman)
Sorry to bother you again. So tonight I sat down to start the process of clicking on Store > Authorize This Computer...
When I control click a song, all of the menus are grayed out. If I do the Store>Authorize This Computer with the song closed, it tells me this computer is already authorized.
But I can see clearly that I used two different IDs to build in iTunes collection.
Could I trouble you for another possible clue?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 9:18 PM (in response to sberman)
Thank you. I've now authorized both Apple IDs. Each says it's already authorized. I then tried logging into the iPhone with the older Apple ID and I could see all of my tunes in iTunes, but it wouldn't download them, I think because iMatch is under my newer Apple ID.
Thank you for your patience...I'm trying not to SCREAM myself! LOL.