13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 10:53 PM by iolidavid1
coreyfrommanchester Level 1 Level 1

I have a different sort of problem... I synced my new iPhone to my iTunes, and every time I try to upload the music from iTunes, it says that certain songs cannot be written.  I unchecked the songs, and even deleted it from the playlist thinking it was just an issue with that one song, but that is not the case.  Now half if not more of my music library won't upload!

Any suggestions?


Thank you!

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • Hampton Level 2 Level 2

    How are you syncing?  iCloud or USB?

  • coreyfrommanchester Level 1 Level 1

    I tried both, but got nowhere... I still only received about a third of my songs.

  • coreyfrommanchester Level 1 Level 1

    I tried syncing with the cloud, and with the computer, and the same message "iTunes could not copy "Song title" to the iPhone "iPhone" because the file could not be read or written".


    The song changes based on the sync, and I tried syncing with the iCloud and with the computer.

  • Hampton Level 2 Level 2

    I am in the process of restoring.  If that doesn't work for me, I will be turning off any trace of iCloud to see if i can get everything to sync.  Then, turn it on and hope it will work from there.

  • tomickey Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing is happening  to me...called into Apple , in order to retrive my music purchased on itunes, you have to go to the itunes store, then go to Quicklinks there you will see purchased songs, and you can redownload them to itunes..... But there is an catch ...... It is taking FOREVER  to download  all my songs (500+) back into iTunes. Other issue I got a message saying can not load all songs to libary not enough memory after having like 150 transfer... 

    Try this...Not sure if you will have the same problem that I am but it is worth the try

  • ericfromneville island Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having similar issues, and I think its the cloud. I'm going thru a full restore right now, and turning it off and going "old school" and we will see if the music shows back up and actually plays.

  • coreyfrommanchester Level 1 Level 1

    I tried both restoring, and using the downloads in the iTunes store, and it still won't work!

    I'm going to have to call in to Apple Support to make it work!

  • shonatariro Level 1 Level 1

    Hey, thanks Tomickey. That worked. For some reason, some songs were already downloaded and others needed to be downloaded into iCloud in order to be synced. #lifesaver

  • Hampton Level 2 Level 2

    Going "old school" as you say Eric, did the trick.  I did a full restore from my backup, turned off iCloud and told it to sync and backup using my computer.  Everything sync'd.  I guess if you sync with iCloud and it doesn't have all of your movies, etc. up there, it obviously won't sync them.  However, I thought it would pull from my iCloud backup of my files.  It seemed to only pull purchased content from Apple (but not my purchased movies).

  • katiefromred deer Level 1 Level 1

    when in Itunes on your cpu just drag your music list to your phones music list and that will add all your songs, turn icloud backup after this.


    it did block some songs, but only 9 out of over a 1000


    you can enable itunes wifi sync after this as well


    worked for us

  • fabio.kataoka Level 1 Level 1

    Everything went ok with my iPad2, but when i got home with my brand new iPhone 4S, i got frustrated trying to sync my music library from iTunes...


    All my music was listed as synced, also the bar at the bottom was showing the space used to store my music in the phone was working...


    And to my surprise none of my music was really there in the phone after i disconected it from iTunes...


    Solution? I completely restored the phone...yes...after that it worked fine.

  • jrcrews Level 1 Level 1

    I was having a very similar problem, and I believe I have solved it. The only files affected by this were music and videos. Photos, contacts, emails, and apps all synced with no problem. I tried restoring the phone, but this didn't really solve the issue at all.


    For me it came down to making sure "Sync only checked songs and videos" (under summary in the iPhone section under Devices) was not selected. As soon as I turned that off and hit apply, my phone began syncing exactly how I intended.


    I don't know if this helps your problem or not, but hopefully it's a step in the right direction for you.

  • iolidavid1 Level 1 Level 1

    I was having the same problem and then I turned off home sharing and everything started to work again and I can sync wireless all the music that I choose. Try it.