To make the lyrcs display properly on an iPhone, you might need to insert manual line breaks at the end of each line. A manual line break, sometimes called a soft return, allows you to start a new line without starting a new paragraph. Using Pages, paste in your text. Select Show Invisibles in the View menu. A manual line break will show as a left pointing arrow at the end of a line.To insert a manual line break in Pages:
- Click where you want the break to occur.
- Press Return while holding down the Shift key.
Then, copy the modified text and paste into the iTunes lyrics tab.
Hi Jim. Thanks for the response.
My first attempt at using Pages for the lyrics did have the breaks which is one of the thinks that confused me.
However, the problem has expanded.
I copied and pasted the lyrics to Pages, checked the breaks and then pasted that to the song info on a duplicate of the song. I then unchecked the other song from earlier and synced the iPhone.
Now the second song has the correct lyrics - with lines and verses - however, there is an "extra verse" at the start that has the whole song jumbled into the one paragraph (like before).
Also, the song that I unticked (to remove it from the iPhone) is still on the iPhone - this happened earlier too though at the time I assumed I had made a mistake.
What could cause the lyrics to do this and for a song not to be removed during a sync?
I tried adding lyrics to an iTunes bought song, but the words do not display on the iPhone.
Also, when adding lyrics I edit other info that did not update the song on the iPhone when it was synced - I like to sort the artist by surname but in this case he still lists under his first name.
The issue seems to be that iTunes and iPhone are not syncing properly - I have unchecked songs but the remain even after a sync.
What should I do?