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Music will not sync on iphone5

50565 Views 36 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2014 8:17 PM by Mymonkey05 RSS
  • SAIIFY Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to Heidihi)

    The best thing to do is to reset your phone by connecting to it 'iTunes'

  • kernowinferno Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to zzjuls)

    zzjuls method method worked for me, but I didn't have to mess around with the library files.  Just took music off then put it back on again, and it worked.

  • cooldudie3 Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to zzjuls)

    I tried this and sadly my music still won't sync. I restored my phone three times but the music just refuses to be synced onto my phone. Any other solutions?

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    Dec 13, 2012 5:56 PM (in response to Heidihi)

    If every other method here fails, like it did for me orignially, all i did to fix the problem was to click on autofill on the itunes page and it will replace all of your music on your phone with all of your music on the itunes library!

  • NcJx97 Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to Heidihi)

    I had the same problem, fortunately i have solved it!!!

     

    1.Un-Tick 'Sync Music'

    2.Click 'Apply'

    3.Disconnect your iphone and then connect it back again

    4.Tick 'Sync Music'

    5.Click 'Apply' and it should be syncing your music already

     

     

    Hope this would be able to help you guys solve your problem

  • Jfins Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to Heidihi)

    This happened to me today. I hadn't synced my iphone5 in a while, because the sync over wifi hasn't been working. When I did I lost the ability to sync music and podcasts. I dislike the podcast app, so I keep everything in iTunes still. I didn't want to move my library, I'm sure it would have been fine, but I didn't want to deal with it going through all 40000+ tracks looking for gapless play back and what not again. Sorry, off track. To get mine to sync again I went through made sure iCloud match was off (it was), and went to on this phone and manually deleted all tracks in each group music, podcasts, tones, etc. Tried to manually add a podcat after that and it worked like normal.It wasn't until all the sections were empty that is allowed me to add music. Now back to this wifi issue...

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    Jan 17, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to NcJx97)

    Now that you mention it, I think I did this for my girlfriend a while back when she was having issues.

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    Jan 24, 2013 7:58 PM (in response to Heidihi)

    I have the same problem over and over, never having used cloud to sync. The easiest fix that works for me without wiping everything out is to uncheck the playlists that I want to update, sync the phone so they're gone, and re-check them to sync again. It's a major hassle but has worked consistently and I don't need to wait for all of my music to re-sync. Resetting my phone and re-starting my computer doesn't help at all.

  • ronz.ombie Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2013 3:21 AM (in response to Heidihi)

    I had the same problem and this may be how it went away : I deleted the copyrighted apps that I downloaded using a program called kuaiyong (a program that helps install paid apps for free without jailbreaking !)

     

    So if u have anything like that, removing that paid apps might help ! (I erased them, and then got them back lol)

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    Feb 2, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to Heidihi)

    The same thing happened to me when I updated to ios6.0.1 for my iPhone 5.  The only songs that I could put on my iPhone were those that I purchased since getting the new iPhone in December.  I could not sync any songs that were older than that.  I tried a number of the things suggested above but finally found this solution:

    1. On the iPhone under "Settings" select "Music"
    2. Uncheck iTunes Match as suggested above
    3. Make sure you have the right Apple ID and password under "Home Sharing".
    4. Hook up the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
    5. Under the DEVICES menu on the left, select your iPhone
    6. Click on the "Summary" Tab
    7. Under "Options" unselect "Sync only checked songs and videos"
    8. The colored bars at the bottom suddenly grow showing that you can bring the music back to the iPhone
    9. Sync the iPhone and the music reappears.

    After so much trouble trying to get this to work, the "unselect" in Step 7 seems overly simple, but it worked in my case.  It is counter-intuitive since unselecting "Sync only checked songs and videos" actually allows the opposite - I can now select the songs and videos to sync.  Maybe someone can explain that.

  • Koresh Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Lencho54)

    The best solution so far. Worked for me with no hassle.

  • allthingspurple Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to Lencho54)

    This is the only thing that worked for me. Thanks for posting!

  • mikessac Calculating status...
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    Mar 29, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Heidihi)

    zzjuls worked but I didn't have to go through the moving the itunes folder. Just took off music syncing, synced, uplugged, and made sure all sharing was off and replugged back in and asked for music to sync again.

     

    This problem definitely happened after I thought "why not try wifi syncing."  It sucked and stopped my music from syncing. I had gone back to cable syncing but music still was not syncing even though everything was checked right.

     

    Thanks for the solution!!

  • wonder_7 Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Heidihi)

    Hi All

     

    I have been trying to fix the issue and have not been able to sync my songs. It only syncs part of the list. I tried all of the above options except restoring the iphone... I am trying to avoid that due to a work email account.

     

    Can someone please help...

     

    Regards

     

    Wonder_7

  • cs-cid Calculating status...
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    Jul 10, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to SAIIFY)

    Basically it worked for me after re-authorising my computer by loggin in using my Apple ID.

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