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Playlists won't sync to my iPhone 5!

34374 Views 72 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2014 9:59 PM by AuCountry RSS
  • MacGirl74 Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to yukon819)

    Thanks! This solved the issue for me. I've got your instructions saved on Notes for the next time.  

  • buffilee Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2013 4:58 PM (in response to yukon819)

    This solution appears to be working for me! Thanks!

  • wagmomof5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to cljenkins1219)

    None of these solutions are working for me.

     

     

    AMEN. Same for me.  Nothing will delete from my phone, nor can I update any music.

     

    this is SO frustrating.

  • Peppyboy Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to yukon819)

    Thanks so much, this worked for me!

     

    I also discovered during this frustrating experience, thanks to another thread about this issue, that when my iPhone is connected to my computer, a Shared option appears inside the More menu. When I select it I see I can either choose my iPhone or my home Wi-Fi network, which allows me access to my whole music library via my phone! Who knew?! Of course, when I leave the range of my network it's gone, but good to know, if maybe off-topic.

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    Dec 4, 2013 3:28 AM (in response to jstewart93)

    Not sure if this helps anyone.  I was having same issue with a playlist for Christmas music.  Was trying to sync the entire list, and it just wouldn't appear alongside other playlists on my iPhone - very frustrating.  Then I noticed that the songs were not "checked".  On the Summary page I had checked "Sync only checked music and videos".  So, I changed all the songs in the playlist to "checked" and finally iTunes let me sync the whole playlist (or even by genre or song, which it wasn't allowing me to do).

  • TownsendET Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to jstewart93)

    Same problem on my iphone 5

  • abeim Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to jstewart93)

    I'm not entirely pleased with an option that resyncs all my music.  Does Apple ever do something about these issues?  Going on for at least a month?  Sad. This is such a simple thing.

  • abeim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to abeim)

    I can add that I tried the un-sync / re-sync with no luck.

  • frogonoboe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to yukon819)

    This worked for me, but for other users for whom this didn't work, you might try unchecking sync, then apply and then Restarting the computer.  Then go back to iTunes and recheck sync and check the items you want synced.

     

    I this issue really upset me too, I was feeling like momentpunch.

     

    Thanks, Yukon819

  • clare.p Calculating status...
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    Dec 9, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to momentpunch)

    I have an iPhone 5 updated to the latest version of iTunes and IOS7

     

    After weeks of desperation I adopted a sledgehammer approach...and it worked!

     

    1. Backup your iPhone

     

    2. On the music tab remove all "manually added songs" (box at the bottom of the screen) then untick all "artists", "albums" and "genres" but leave your chosen playlists selected. Finally untick "Sync music"

     

    3. On the summary tab untick "sync only checked songs and videos"

     

    4. Sync to remove all music (except that in the cloud will remain)

     

    5, Disconnect iPhone

     

    6. Quit iTunes and restart computer

     

    7. Create a new playlist on the iPhone (any old thing)

     

    8. Reconnect iPhone and sync

     

    9. All music and playlists returned

     

    Woo-hoo!

     

    Hope it works for everybody.

  • Vorpsgirl Calculating status...
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    Dec 9, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to yukon819)

    Thanks so much for your suggestion.  I was about to go crazy.  I am a group fitness instructor and use my playlists for work.  My old iphone died and they sent me a replacement which I set up today.  Imagine my horror when I went to get my music out of my playlist at work and it wasn't there!  I had to mannually download indivdual songs durring class. I'm so glad my class was understanding.  Thanks to you I have music for tomorrow night.

  • tehR Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to jstewart93)

    Here is what worked for me:

     

    I selected the playlist that wouldn't sync in my iTunes library and dragged one of the songs in the playlist onto my iPhone in the devices pane. Suddenly all the songs in the playlist started copying over and when they were all done I had the new playlist on my phone.

     

    Hope this helps somebody out.

  • gortdromagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 10, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to tehR)

    Wow, thanks tehR, a bit of lateral thinking! Hope this now works as an ongoing solution.

  • gortdromagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2013 3:41 AM (in response to gortdromagh)

    Ah well... no lasting solution. TehR's idea works to update the playlist as it is now but when the playlist changes and is resynced the changes don't show up. I just hope to God Apple put someone on fixing iTunes - it's so crucial to everything they do and is getting more and more broken.

  • karenmom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 8:21 PM (in response to jstewart93)

    Any new ideas on what is going on? I have a 5S with the newest OS on it, along with an iMac running OS10.9.

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