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iPod issue since iOS 7 upgrade

571 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2014 10:25 PM by mc121 RSS
zamboknee Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Sep 23, 2013 6:54 PM

Since upgrading to iOS 7 the songs I've purchased through iTunes/through iPhone are playing/showing on my phone.

I DON'T want my purchases to show on the phone as some songs were purchased for my wife (don't wanna hear Black Eyed Peas!).

How do I set my phone to JUST play the songs I've told it to sync through my iTunes desktop application?


iPhone 5, iOS 7
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 6:56 PM (in response to zamboknee)

    Settings/ Music/ Show All Music/ OFF

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,735 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 7:17 PM (in response to zamboknee)

    Perhaps you want to go to "Settings -> iTunes & App Store" and turn off the "Automatic Downloads" for Music.  That way your device will not automatically download the music your wife purchases in the iTunes store.  Of course, your iPhone won't automatically download any music you purchase either then, but you can still sync it in from iTunes.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Sep 24, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to zamboknee)

    Are you set to auto-sync to your library?  If so, I assume that you sync by selected playlists, artists, and/or genres so that you don't sync everything.


    If that's the case, connect your iPhone to iTunes and go to the page where you set your Music sync settings.  Look VERY carefully down the lists, particularly Artist and Albums, so see if anything is selected that is not supposed to be for your iPhone.  After updating my iPad to iOS 7 I found several selections that I did not make   Unselecting those brought my sync choices back to just the things I want.


    Also, on this same page see if there is anything in the "Manually added items" category, these are things that you may drag and drop onto your iPhone (yes, you can manually add things even if you auto-sync, and this is where they'd show up).  What you may find is that purchases you make directly to this device are considered "manually added" and remain on the device, and in this category.  Select all of these and remove them.


    Finally, if you manually manage, then it's just a matter of deleting things directly off the iPhone that you don't want, either right from the iPhone or while connected to iTunes.  Then hope that the rogue songs don't magically come back.

  • mc121 Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2014 10:25 PM (in response to zamboknee)

    thanks zomboknee - was having the exact same problem and your solution was the only one that worked.  people at the apple store also had no idea


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