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iPod touch 4th gen. skipping tracks: HELP please!

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So, my ipod touch 4th generation is only about 2 years old, and i have never had this problem with this ipod before. ( this has happened to my ancient nano, on and off, but i rarely use it anymore ). A while ago, i had some trouble syncing new songs to my itouch, so i ended up just restoring it, which resulted in losing almost ALL of my songs. i had thousands. i managed to save a few, and i have got my library built up to over 1100 so far, but i'm still working on it.


last night, i perfected my library, fixing genres, album artwork, deleted some and even added some new songs. for some reason, those new songs synced, which doesn't always happen, but even though i've deleted songs out of my itunes library, they will not disappear from my ipod. i really don't want to have to go through my ipod and manually delete them all on there. also, the newly updated information on songs hasn't synced either.


my BIGGEST problem, however, is ever since i synced last night, my ipod skips my songs.. they won't play. this is only when i select a song out of the "songs" category, it will go to the song, but it doesn't play, it skips through my entire library, and i can't pause it.


this doesn't happen ( sometimes ) when i select a song out of the "artists" category. BUT, this leads to another problem. some artists do not show up under my "artists" category, unless i search their name/songs.


i am so clueless about how to fix this. i swear to god, apple is getting more and more frustrating, i think they should perfect their software instead of coming out with 50 more different versions of the ipad and iphone, etc.


someone please help me, i will be so upset if i lose all my songs again. they're my life.

iPod touch (4th generation), iOS 6.1.2, 62 GB
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,000 points)

    If the songs play OK in iTunes on the computer


    - Reset the iOS device. Nothing will be lost

    Reset iOS device: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at

    least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

    - Unsync all music and resync

    - Reset all settings      

    Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings.

    All your preferences and settings are reset. Information (such as contacts and calendars) and media (such as songs and videos) aren’t affected.

    - Restore from backup. See:                                 

    iOS: How to back up           

    - Restore to factory settings/new iOS device.

    If still problem, make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store since it appears you have a hardware problem.

      Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar


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