Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 7:01 PM (in response to Taffam)
I am having the same issue except my song was a self created mp3 recording (not from iTunes). These mp3s are 150Mb+, so I typically delete from my music library and backup on an external drive after listening.
In any case, there is no trace of this song in my iTunes library and it reappears immediately following a sync.
I've tried unsyncing all music, trying wireless/wired syncing, and it continues to reappear.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 7:39 PM (in response to sigep440)
Identical issue. I've purchased 2 complete albums from iTunes and now wish to delete them both. Have deleted them in my iTunes library, from associated playlists, from my iPhone. And they keep re-appearing following a sync. Very magical indeed. But incredibly frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Taffam)
I failed to find this post before I posted the same thing, I think. I deleted a few songs off my Mac. They keep transferring from my iPhone while syncing. I tried unchecking the songs and syncing which kept them off my phone. Then deleted them off my Mac again and synced with the phone again. The songs still appeared, even though they weren't on the phone. I've tried every setting I can find. I haven't been seeing the "Do you want to transfer purchased items from iPhone" like I used to before I had this problem. Any help would be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 2:11 PM (in response to DetroitSquirreL)
I do not really have a media folder. the song downloaded normally, is stored in my Music folder > iTunes > iTunes Music. if I hit delete in iTunes, it asks me if I wanted to put it in the trash (as with all tracks I deleted before). Which I do. And it disappears. All fine.
Synch with my iPhone, or just leave iTunes minding its own business and – bang – there it is again...
So far I have deleted the track about 16 times.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to enamic5)
your missing the last step
Music folder > iTunes > iTunes Music > iTunes Media > Music
THATS the media folder I spoke of....if you read the small print on the window that pops up when you go to delete the file ad it asks if you wanna remove it it says on the bottom that it will only be removed if in media folder
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 1:28 AM (in response to DetroitSquirreL)
Thank you for the reply. But I never had a 'Media' folder.
The 'Media' Folder iTunes is referring to is the iTunes Music folder, as defined in the Preferences. iTunes manages that folder by itself when clicking 'keep iTunes Media folder organised'.
And the deletion of the file is not the problem. it deletes alright as Taffam, sigep440, mattfromymm, iBuchon and myself described.
checking in the finder - the folder of the selected song is empty. gone. Nothing in there.
BUT – once you synch again, the track is either redownloaded or transferred back from the iPhone as a new track. And that is the annoying part!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 1:03 PM (in response to Taffam)
I think I found a solution - at least it worked for me for now.
I unchecked the song in iTunes and deleted it off the iPhone and off itunes at the same time, whilst being disconnected. With the next sync, the song did not come back. The spell is broken!
hope it works for you too.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 12:59 AM (in response to enamic5)
I tried doing the unchecking to remove (because only checked are synced) but this did not work for me. What did work was waiting for sync to finish and songs to be duplicated in my iTunes library again. Then I went to the songs in Music on iOS 5 and swiped to delete them, then deleted the same ones in iTunes. Upon next sync, voilà, no duplicates!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 4:29 AM (in response to Taffam)
I'm not sure if everyone is still having this issue, but mine jusr resolved itself. I hadn't had the songs in my itunes media folder since shortly after I upgraded to iOS5 and synched the songs. I tried every setting in iTunes, while synching and unsynching all media. I can onl guess that maybe this was an iCloud bug when backing up to the Cloud.
I know this doesn't provide any help, but for whatever reason my variation of this issue resolved itself.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2011 1:26 AM (in response to Taffam)
Similar issue. It has not resolved itself since upgrading to the latest iOS 5 update earlier this morning. In my case, podcasts that I have deleted from within iTunes on my Mac magically reappear on my Mac after syncing my iPhone 4S, but those same podcasts are not to be found anywhere on my iPhone.