3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2012 9:56 AM by rockmyplimsoul
ayden224 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Random songs album artwork will now show up on my iphone 4s. I have restored and re-synced it multiple times. I have tons of memory left and all of the songs are ones that I have purchased. Any help?


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (6,135 points)

    I had this issue too, and you'd think that restoring would fix it but the only thing that worked for me was to:

     

    1- Uncheck the "Sync Music" option (on the Music tab while connected to iTunes).

    2- Initiate an auto-sync, that will remove all music.

    3- Check the "Sync Music" option and sync again to re-load music.

     

    Now all my artwork seems to be present, and correct.

  • hjacobson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPhone 4s, iOS 5.0.1

     

    Ditto. However removing then restoring the music library still showed unsynced artwork.

     

    The problem was eliminated (finally!) after I deleted all downloaded artwork. Some but not all songs had the proper artwork embedded in their files. It appears that iTunes for Windows displays the proper embedded artwork but in Music on the iPhone the downloaded artwork over-rode the embedded artwork and was out-of-sync.

     

    Upon deleting all downloaded artwork many albums' artwork was blank, both in iTunes for Windows and Music on the iPhone but at least artwork was synced! I copied artwork images off the Internet and embedded artwork in music files. Sync problem resolved.

     

    This is costly in file space; there'd be a single instance of downloaded artwork per album vs. multiple instances of artwork in embedded files. So be it.

     

    Perhaps if I had deleted all embedded artwork and relied solely on downloaded artwork.... it'll remain an un-answered question for me.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (6,135 points)

    hjacobson wrote:

     

    Upon deleting all downloaded artwork many albums' artwork was blank, both in iTunes for Windows and Music on the iPhone but at least artwork was synced! I copied artwork images off the Internet and embedded artwork in music files. Sync problem resolved.

    That's good, but as you've discovered iTunes-downloaded artwork is not embedded in the file itself, so deleting downloaded artwork deletes it from iTunes and your device. I always embed artwork, and the hit on capacity is very small, maybe 1% of the file's size.

     

    So far, with embedded artwork and having removed and re-loaded my music, the artwork seems correct on my devices.