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  • ExTech Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2013 12:51 AM (in response to InstantRamen)

    InstantRamen,

     

    Thanks for sharing that - I really hope it works for you (and anyone else who tries it).

     

    Unfortunately, I've removed and resynced my media (music/movies/audiobooks/epub books) many many times to no avail.

     

    I've also rebuilt the library (losing "date added" and a lot of album artwork).

     

    I've also removed all the media from my hard drive, period, synced a number of times, then added it back.

     

    None of these measures worked, but my failures may at least prevent some of you from having to undergo the same hassle only to have the problem reemerge.

     

    At present, my only response (not a solution) is to severely limit the number of songs and movies I keep on my iPhone, in order to shorten this now inevitable long-sync to tolerable levels.

  • ExTech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2013 12:55 AM (in response to RobertSch6)

    RobertSch6

     

     

    Yeah, isn't that "fast album scroll" a nightmare?  It's like your phone is mocking you.  At least it feels that way to me.

     

    I've had long sync problems about twice a year since I got an iPhone.  But with iOS7, it's now twice a week, minimum.

     

    Given how similar all our complaints are, it's no question an iOS7 problem.  The REAL problem is that there doesn't seem to be a fix forthcoming. 

     

    Apple just isn't interested in being a media company anymore, it seems.

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    Dec 26, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to ExTech)

    for the first time since iOS7 on my iPhone4s I have managed to Synch more that two tracks ... managed 1176 tracks and one video... #Joy. Did it by again setting synch to manual again (although this is my normal setting), and allowing iTunes to think I wanted to clear all music. tunes and video.

     

    But before I got too excited the synch process:

    1. Still missed out random tracks, that I can happily play in iTunes

    2. Tried to synch again to fee up a little space and  it did not neither remove nor add tracks

    3. Again on random tracks it thought it would synch without the album artwork

     

    Please Apple fix iOS7

     

    The synch of my mini iPod from the same library & iTunes works every time.

     

    Running iTunes on Win8.1

  • ExTech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to jonathansc)

    jonathansc,

     

    The irregular track syncing is exactly what several of us are experiencing

     

    Thank you for posting this issue; I'm on a MacBook, so we at least know it's definitely an iOS7 issue, cross-platform.

     

    One hopes that means it's more likely to be fixed

  • Roaming Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to rkstiens)

    Apple does not care

  • bravesirrobin33 Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Roaming)

    But...I bought Apple Care!

  • Gary Hoachlander Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2013 6:20 PM (in response to ExTech)

    Have been having this problem on an earlier iPhone 4s and a New iPhone 5s, just purchased today. Called Apple. Turned out problem was I had a different ICoud account on my iPhone from account on my computer. Made the account on my iPhone the same as on my computer (the account I used to purchase music and apps), and everythiing worked fine. Have to say Apple could not have been more helpful.

  • ExTech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to bravesirrobin33)

    Just to be clear: it is critical that we all continue to document our specific problems and attempted fixes on this thread.

     

    Engineers have been alerted to this thread, which probably gives them plenty of useful information already. 

     

    More specifics from all of us can only help them ID the issue.

  • Scherminator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to L3nn1n)

    Hey,

     

    this solved my problem. Just make sure that you that all your purchases from the iDevise have been transferred to your iTunes library in your computer before doing this. Just compare the number of songs in your iDevice and your iTunes Library.

     

    After doing the above, just answer Yes when asked if you want to erase all the songs on your iDevice. Yes also to the questions if you want to replce the current library on your iDevice.

     

    Thanks L3nn1n

  • igster99 Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to rkstiens)

    Just to add that I've tried most of the solutions here (rebuilding library etc) and most did not work. It has been solved by me deleting all the songs on my iPad (from Settings / General / Usage / Music) *and* the empty playlist shells left behind (from music app, by long hold on playlist name) and then syncing after that. God knows it took a lot of fiddling though, and who knows, it'll probably occur again...

  • pegaudet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 28, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to igster99)

    igster99 wrote:

     

    Just to add that I've tried most of the solutions here (rebuilding library etc) and most did not work. It has been solved by me deleting all the songs on my iPad (from Settings / General / Usage / Music) *and* the empty playlist shells left behind (from music app, by long hold on playlist name) and then syncing after that. God knows it took a lot of fiddling though, and who knows, it'll probably occur again...

     

    This might be part of another "symptom". I just finished giving a long winded explanation of why my setup seems to be at least 12 days stable (I broke down and upgraded to itunes 11.1 & ios 7.0.4 12 days ago).

     

    It's far too early to tell if it's truly stable or if I haven't encountered the problems yet, but it might be partly due to the way people sync their devices.

     

    While I have the "waiting for changes" problem, it's usually limited to 5 minutes now (first night I upgraded to ios 7.0.4, the sync was horrible and I instantly regretted it... it got better... a bit). No other problems just yet beyond the first night's format/reinstall several times.

     

    The various sync problems might have something to do with "automatic downloads" and "show media not on device", but others see things like an ever growing "other" category (meaning no room left for actual music).

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5324398?start=720&tstart=0

  • DCYP Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2013 8:56 PM (in response to pegaudet)

    I tried to remove Xmas songs and add new songs to my iPod Touch today. Once again, it got jammed

    at "waiting for changes to be applied".. I restored several times and it simply won't work.

    Apple: please fix this bug in iOS7. There were no problems with sync with music, photos etc.

    with iOS6. Thousands of users are experiencing the same problem when trying to sync

    large quantities of content.

  • David Itkin Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to igster99)

    This worked for me. Thanks. But this appears to be a multifaceted problem so your mileage may vary.

  • ExTech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to David Itkin)

    No question it's multifaceted, and not every solution will work.

     

    In fact, I've attempted every solutuon posted so far (other than the Windows-specific ones) and they've all, eventually, failed.

     

    That's why it's critical we all keep posting; the more specific we can get, the better equipped Apple's engineers will be to address this problem.

     

    As for me, here's my latest: an AppleCare tech walked me through uploading my personal info (contacts & calendars) to iCloud, wiping my iPhone (uh-GAIN), and restoring from the cloud. 

     

    This was mainly to get rid of my increasingly huge "Other" storage (which consists, I suspect, of all the songs and movies that become inaccessible during these long syncs).  It got rid of the "Other" just fine, and I've had no long syncs since then, either.

     

    Now, that was only three days ago, so I'm far from convinced that I'm "cured."  But at least it's one more thing some of us can try, if so inclined.

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    Dec 31, 2013 12:48 AM (in response to rkstiens)

    I am facing exactly the same situation as everyone posting here. Running all up to date software on iPhone 4S with 64GB space, syncing with macbook pro mavericks. Tried every solution posted such as removing all music from library, removing voice memos, resetting phone to factory settings, syncing only selected music, removing 'other' from the phone - none have worked consistently. Even if I could get it to sync briefly as soon as I connected the phone to the mac again or added some more music it would all get screwed up again and random tracks would disappear. Fed up with this issue - the reason I got an iphone was that everything would work flawlessly and smoothly - it seems not.

     

    Please help Apple!

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