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  • Andy Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This worked for me (See post above)


    1. go to itunes  -> general preferences --> devices (delete all backups)


    I then tried again and all was well.


    Have to say the whole syncing thing is a bit awkward, you'd think with the advent of the iCloud stuff this would have been made easier

  • lazylady_se Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This should work:

    As soon as the syncing starts, cancel it (before "waiting for changes to be applied"). Then right click on your phone in iTunes and choose "Back Up" and let it finish. Try if everything worked by restarting iTunes.

  • flux12n21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You think syncing on the iPhone and iPad are akward? I remember is trying to sync Palm Pilots years ago, now THAT was a pain

  • jenpen77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This for me has deleted 3000 songs - how do I recover them?

  • flux12n21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Use Time Machine to restore your iTunes Media folder. This should get it back to the way it was before you made any changes. If using a Windex machine, try a system restore point or go to whatever you use to back up your computer and restore it from there.


    Whoever the person was who thought you should delete the entire thing should have warned everyone that it would also delete all of their media stored locally.


    If you don't have either of these options, then you can download anything you've purchased from iTunes again using the Music Store, but for the rest of your media, unless you have iTunes Match . . . well, it's probably not coming back.


    Sorry, best of luck though.

  • Vixyswillie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's what worked for me. Scan your song list in iTunes for any songs with a gray exclamation point icon appearing next to the track number and selection checkbox. If you find any, delete those songs, then re-sync. I believe these are songs that are somehow "missing" from your music library, yet still showing up in iTunes. Once I deleted them from my music list in iTunes (I had two of them in all), everything immediately synced. Not sure what that's about - but the problem is now resolved for me. Everything syncs in a flash after the change, just like it used to.


    Hope this helps others.

  • tofferr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I recently had this problem.  The problem was that I had installed the latest iPhoto (9.4.2) and I hadn't launched it yet.  When I did launch it, it said it needed to do a database update.  After that the sync worked.


    I believe the problem was simply that iTunes couldn't access the iPhoto database and it was getting stuck there during the sync.



  • pen814 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    tmel4198 you rock.  It worked like a charm. Thanks!

  • tmel4198 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Your welcome :]

  • tmel4198 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Glad it worked :]

  • Lady_Lilac_Limes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks tmel4198, worked perfectly - just a shame it took me hours to find your solution ;0)  thanks again

  • rayfromla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After uninstall and reinstall of itunes and a complete restore of iphone 5 the apple advisor supervisor informed me he just was told itunes 10.7 has a known problem finishing a sync with iphone 5. He also advised there will be an update to itunes 10.7 in the near future that should fix this problem. All data transferred during the sync process but itunes showed step 7 of 7 "Waiting for changes to be applied" and would not finish. Hope this helps some of us who have spent hours trying to resolve this issue.

  • Ricxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Deleting old back ups, restarting iTunes, restarting the iPhone and synching via USB worked for me.

  • celomba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi flux,

    I tried this and luckily found the source of the problem!! It tells me that a particular folder does not exist [[ 2013-01-04 12:56:51:731|SyncServer|21950|0x7fbfea40bd80|DataManager|Warning| Client sync alert tool path /System/Library/Frameworks/Message.framework/Resources/MailSync does not exist.]] --> then it cancels-- I see this right after:

    2013-01-04 12:58:51:820|SyncServer|21950|0x7fbfea40bd80|Server|Info| Cancelling all sync plans.

    2013-01-04 12:58:51:934|SyncServer|21950|0x7fbfea40bd80|Server|Info| Goodnight, Gracie.


    I have verified, and this folder (Message.framework) does in fact not exist. Any clue on what to do?



  • gilliganscocounts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing I read worked for me. This is what I did to Fix the problem for my Iphone.


    I am using Windows 7, I do not know if that makes a difference.


    In itunes left click on your iphone tab.

    Click on the music tab


    Check the box to sync music.

    My device started to sync soon after.

    I would think you need to change the settings for movies/books/etc doing the same thing.

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