4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2009 3:55 AM by the fiend
HnLA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Why when you uncheck a song from on the itunes library, does it synch to the ipod? My prior ipod did not do that. Now all the songs, even the unchecked ones, get on the ipod. I do not what to delete them from the library, just not have them on Ipod. Thanks

Windows Vista
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    Hello HnLA,
    And welcome to Apple Discussions

    In order to have unchecked songs not sync to your iPod, you need to set your iPod up to "sync only checked songs and videos" by ticking this option from under the iPod's Summary tab in iTunes. It sounds like this is the option you had enabled on your previous iPod.

    Hope this helps.

    B-rock
  • HnLA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks I was looking all over preferences and controls, and its right there on the main page, thanks.
  • Nickelback_Girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey, I have the ipod touch 2nd generation. I have tried to do the sych only checked thing. It doesnt work =(. I have tried it multiple times same with the manually box. Nothing works. My ipod touch is out of room. And its ridiculious for the 1 time ask for help..29$. Come on I have no job. Im just really mad. I cant even update my apps on here or put anything on here. It says my ipod as 0kb... And I deleted like 5 apps still 0kb. Its stupid. So here I am please help me.
  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,845 points)
    Nickelback_Girl wrote:
    Hey, I have the ipod touch 2nd generation. I have tried to do the sych only checked thing. It doesnt work =(. I have tried it multiple times same with the manually box. Nothing works.

    With your iPod connected to iTunes, go to the Summary pane and makes sure *Manually manage songs and videos* is not ticked. Also, make sure that *Sync only ticked songs and videos* is ticked. THEN - to remove songs or videos from the iPod at the next Sync, you need to un-check (un-tick) them in the iTunes Library first.
    ... It says my ipod as 0kb... And I deleted like 5 apps still 0kb.

    If the Apps were only using a few KB of storage, and one song of 2 minutes can take up 1.9Mb of space, then the iPod still has no room for even one song, whether you delete 5 Apps or like 5 Apps!

    First of all, how much space on your iPod is taken up with Other? It could be as much as 1GB, but if it's more, that could be the problem. Less than 1GB is usual. After that, analyse what you have on the iPod. Apps usually take up a small amount of space per App, so it may not be necessary to remove them. Do you have a lot of photos on your iPod that you don't want there? Or are there lots of videos that you don't watch? If not, are there songs on the iPod that you never listen to or don't even like? Perhaps there are duplicates of songs on it - the same song but on different albums?

    Songs especially - have you imported whole albums, including tracks you don't like? Using Sync to control your iPod means that if you go to the Library/Music section of iTunes and un-tick the box next to any song you don't want on your iPod, it will be removed at the next Sync but left in iTunes should you wish to put it back.

    Try doing a Sync after removing anything you don't want (by un-ticking), has that made any difference?

    One more thing of course, how big is your iPod? Is there a larger capacity one than yours and if so, can you afford to upgrade? If not, you'll have to resort to the above.

    Phil