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Lost Music on iPad after restore

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marconiusrex Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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Jan 19, 2012 7:44 PM

I was looking to update some apps from the App store this evening when I got a message that basically said my iPad was "full up".  I plugged my iPad 2 into the chord to my iMac and wanted to manually check and uncheck playlists, etc to get some of the music off of my iPad to free up space but all it showed under the music tab was "Synch voice memos" and that my music could only be changed via wifi or cellular from the device.  Am I missing something here? I don't remember seeing the ability to synch and control music on my iPad through Itunes GONE!


I then tried a restore from back up and when the back up was done none of the music I had on there was restored (put back on).  I know it's still in the cloud and it's still on my iMac, but do I actually have to download it all from the cloud on my iPad again to get it?!


I'm a bit confused on what is going on here.  I realize that when I play music from iCloud on my iPad it downloads and takes up room on the device. - The confusion is what the best way is to get the music back OFF of the iPad to free up space.  I tried deleting playlists, but then it deleted playlists in iTunes which I DO NOT want to do.  It seems like I can only delete one song at a time off of my iPad which takes WAY too long.  I need to be able to "uncheck" whole playlists ....the old way to get large amounts of audio off my iPad


Also, I updated to the most recent version of iTunes which was released today.


I haven't had any issues with my iPhone 4s but it was not full up with music


Anyone have any guidance they can give.


Thanks much,




PS  if this is unclear I will be happy to try and explain it more concisely

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1, White 32 GB WiFi
  • iCrizzo Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 12:57 AM (in response to marconiusrex)

    Connect your iPad to your iMac > open iTunes > select your iPad in the left panel > click the Music tab at the top of iTunes > check mark Sync Music > check mark: Seleted Playlist, Artist, Albums.


    If you already have it set up like this, uncheck the playlist or Albums you do not want on the iPad, or if you do not have it set up this way, do it. Then hit the Sync button on the bottom of iTunes, it will delete all the music you do not want off of your iPad.

  • iCrizzo Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to marconiusrex)

    You have to turn off iTunes Match. Since you are using Match you can just download the music that you want on your device as needed. If you turn iTunes Match off you can then sync it to your device the old way!

  • Aalwkyweoi Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:50 AM (in response to marconiusrex)

    You mean you want to recover lost iPad music, right? You can use iPubsoft iPad Data Recovery to help you!


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