13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2012 5:23 AM by MugStar7
Scott F. Level 2 (155 points)

I transfered some mp3s from my desktop directly to my iPad via iTunes. I then changed some of the info (Artist and Album names) for these songs - on the iPad, from within iTunes. However, these changes do not show up on the iPad itself. I've sync'd several times, but it doesn't do anything.


Any ideas?

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • loïcfernandezcastrillon Level 1 (80 points)

    It's strange, normally it should change your songs info... try maybe to remove the songs from the iPad en transfer them again... let me know

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    Scott, if you just changed artist info etc, I don't think the sync process sees that as a real change to the content.   So resyn, and in that resync, delete all the music from the pad.  Then resync what you want on there, and I think it will then put the now current info onto the pad.

  • loïcfernandezcastrillon Level 1 (80 points)

    The same as I said

  • CableC Level 1 (10 points)

    I have done the same in the past. What I did to fix the problem was to delete the song off the iPad and change the info in iTunes. And then place the new changed song back onto the iPad. That should fix your problems

  • bluepaua Level 2 (185 points)

    I seem to remember this was a bug introduced in iOS5 and iTunes 10.5.

  • Scott F. Level 2 (155 points)

    Hey Apple - how about a fix for this?!

  • Scott F. Level 2 (155 points)

    The problem is that these aren't songs which "live" in my iTunes library. So, if I delete them from the iPad I won't be able to edit the song info from within iTunes. It sounds to me like the only way to resolve this is to first add them to my iTunes library, edit the info, and then add them to the iPad.


    This is a pain and I know that I've been able to it the other way with my iPhone (straight from deskstop to iPhone via iTunes - without adding to my music folder) and edit info.


    Hopefully this will get fixed with software updates.

  • CableC Level 1 (10 points)

    O I know your problem. I have the same one as we speak. I have been trying to fix it for months now and no Luke yet.

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    Scott F. wrote:


    I transfered some mp3s from my desktop directly to my iPad via iTunes. I then changed some of the info (Artist and Album names) for these songs - on the iPad, from within iTunes.

    Change the info on the songs in iTunes, not on the iPad, then copy/sync the songs from iTunes to the iPad.

    If you do not do this, the info on teh original in iTunes will still be as it was before you changed it on the iPad.


    I've sync'd several times, but it doesn't do anything.


    Sycning will overwrite what is on the iPad (with the incomplete/incorrect info on the song in iTunes).

  • Scott F. Level 2 (155 points)

    Thanks Chris, but I think what you're saying is that I first have to transfer the songs into my iTunes Library (which isn't what I want to do). One should be able to alter the song information on the iPad (via iTunes). It works this way with the iPhone (or at least it did - I haven't tried it in a while). This is most likely a bug with the latest version of iTunes & iOS 5, as others pointed out in this thread.

  • wdlobb Level 1 (0 points)

    Scott, I've been experiencing the same problem... I am trying to change the info of music on my iPod that is not in my iTunes, I go fix the info within my iPod when it is connected to iTunes, the info is changed within my iPod on iTunes but not changed on my iPod when its disconnected... After going through multiple computer switches, I no longer have access to the music files to put into my current iTunes either, so all of ^these^ solutions will not work for those of us who still manually manage our music... Very frustrating... Hoping for a solution soon...

  • CableC Level 1 (10 points)

    I thank I have a fix for you problem. It took me some time to find a fix for it.

    I had to go into my computer. Delete all the music off the device. Ones that is done unplug it from the computer and check you music. If there is still music there delete it thow the devise it self.

    To do this you will will swip from the left to the right over the song title. Ones all the music is off your device. You can then add your music back onto it.

    Please let me know if this fixes the problem.

  • MugStar7 Level 1 (0 points)

    APPLE if you are listening and actually care, several of us since as early as 2010 (perhaps even earlier) are requesting what we feel is a simple improvement to the iPad software. We music lovers/professionals WOULD LOVE THE ABILITY TO EDIT TRACK INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM THE IPAD WITHOUT CONNECTING TO ANY COMPUTER OR EXTERNAL DEVICE. Simple and basic but it would go a VERY far way and give users more control over their material.