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patrickriz Level 1 Level 1

Hi all,


I was putting some old mp3s onto my iphone and a few didnt have the artists name in the info section, so they don't show up when I browse by artist.  I edited the info in itunes like I used to with my iPod touch but the changes don't appear in my phone.  Has anyone encountered this problem?  Any advice?



iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • patrickriz Level 1 Level 1

    no one has this problem eh?

  • armthemistress Level 1 Level 1

    hey bud,

    i have this exact same problem..


    I edit my iPod touch song accepts the change but does not show any changes that I made on the physical iPod itself. Garbage product and update

  • FL455H Level 1 Level 1

    I too have this problem now. For some reason when I change album artists it won't update on my iphone!         


    EG - On my iTunes I have 2 Florence and the Machine albums, The artist names (on iTunes) show Florence And The Machine. Yet, on my iPhone it shows up with 2 different artists!


    1 = Florence And The Machine

    2 = Florence + The Machine


    I've know idea why this would happen, anyone know a fix?

  • KC7GNM Level 4 Level 4

    You will have to delete all the songs off yoru iphone first then resync them to your iphone. Easy fix.


    Or easier just delete the one song you changed and then resync. will be faster.

  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4

    Me too. Waiting for an update from Apple.

  • patrickriz Level 1 Level 1

    I actually called Apple about this and they said it simply cannot be changed on the Iphone.  What you have to do is delete the songs fomr the phone, then before putting them back on drag them to your library, change them in the library, then put the songs on the Iphone, with the correct info, from the library.

  • iPerfect Level 1 Level 1

    I have the exact problem on itunes 10.5.2 for mac and iphone ios 5.0.1. havent tried the window version yet. I dont want to change the info of the songs in my computer, only want put certain songs into the same album in my iphone. before I update itunes and ios, it could be easily done, no problem. but now cannot. wondering if it is a bug.

  • DjShine88 Level 1 Level 1

    i had this problem a while ago.


    In fact i had this problem about 5 seconds ago.


    I was getting all these songs with Artist ft Artist 2 when i didn't need or want that.


    After rebooting, resyncing, renaming ALOT of items etc... i gave up.


    I then replugged it back into my iMac, made a new playlist on the ipod touch, then i closed the music app on the multi-task bar.


    I then synced it from the main screen, and then after waiting for a while - the new playlist was there and all the artists were fixed... i have no idea what i did, but it's worth noting that since you can still play music on IOS5 while it is syncing, it's best to just turn off the music app.


    BTW - I don't sync music from itunes library - i manually manage my music...

  • MarvinK00 Level 1 Level 1

    This is total BS by Apple... they need to fix it.  Really annoying and makes the product seem archaic.

  • Duke of Tiers Level 1 Level 1

    The phone did what it was designed to do archaic or not.


    How is the phone suppose to decide that you had the info incorrect.


    Your next post would be Itunes is cleaning house without you knowing.


    Delete the library and sync it back , or delete the album and sync it back /


    Seems pretty straight forward , don't know what so Flint Stones about that.



  • DjShine88 Level 1 Level 1

    Tbh it's more an inconvience than anything. It takes much more work to rename a song.


    Imagine putting a song on your ipod (among 15,000) others... Wanting to listen to it but can't find the title or artist because it can't be renamed.

  • MarvinK00 Level 1 Level 1

    Yea, I wouldn't be complaining about it being archaic if it was just broken--it was designed to lack functionality. 


    I'd call it archaic since you can update songs already loaded on the device with every other smartphone platform--even the BlackBerry (ouch!!).

  • MarvinK00 Level 1 Level 1

    ...but I would call the iTunes software broken.  It shouldn't let you edit songs on the iPhone if it has no intention of applying them.  Why not just grey it out or have it pop up with a warning when you go to save it? 


    Or better yet... how about just add the functionality!?!

  • SuperGreenDude Level 1 Level 1

    No, that is BS. I get music manually from several different computers, and I spent hours organizing it perfectly through iTunes, on my iPod touch (3rd Generation 32 GB iPod Touch, MC model). I shouldn't have to go back to each computer and individually redo the information in the libraries then resync the music to my iPod. It should be like it used to where you change it on the iTunes, and the change is then synced to the iPod. I will file a complaint, and have all my contacts also file complaints for this. In any case, Apple needs to come up with a quick solution. Many complaints eventually leads to lawsuits and lost business. As a marketing major, I know that Apple has to understand that.

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