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How Do You Disable Genius Data Syncing to iOS Devices?

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- I''m using iTunes 10.7, iPad 2 and iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3, mid-2010 iMac with 10.8.2.


- I have iTunes Match tuned OFF

- I back up to the computer, not iCloud


- On the iTunes Summary tab, I have the "Sync only with checked songs and videos" selected


- On the Music tab I have the main Genius Mixes checkbox unchecked, and no mixes under that item checked


- I have Genius turned ON in my main iTunes



Every time I Sync either the iPhone or the iPad, the last thing it does is sync Genius data to the iOS device. Since my main iTunes library is fairlt large (over 12,000 songs), my main library Genius data changes a lot of songs sometime a few thousand if I haven't started iTunes on for a while on the computer. The Genius data sync takes a long time, and sometimes can add 10 minutes or more to an iOS device sync.


I don't understand why it's even sending Genius data to the iPad or iPhone. There are are no Genius playlists on either the iPAd or the iPhone when I open iTunes on them and look at Playlists.


Thanks in advance for any help

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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