Thank you for stopping by to read this post. (I apologise if this has been duplicated as I have noticed similar posts to this where items are greyed out in iTunes, but none that match the exact issue I'm experiencing that I could see).
I've noticed something rather odd when I connect my iPad to my MacBook Pro and look at the device contents in iTunes.
I started off by connecting my iPad to iTunes, selecting iPad then 'On this iPad' from iTunes and then deleting some content from my iPad, but this is where it get's interesting/confusing/annoying: When I eject iPad from iTunes unplug USB cable then reconnect it, go back in to iPad and 'On this iPad' items I've deleted are still listed but in a greyed out state with a dotted circle to the left, please see screenshot below of the TV Shows category on my connected iPad:
So far I've tried deleting these, removing ticks and deleting but each and everytime I reconnect my iPad the deleted items are there in their greyed out state. It's important to mention at this point that thankfully these items don't actually appear on the ipad itself, just within iTunes.
Also, I've noticed the issue is a little worse in the Music folder of my iPad when connected to iTunes as it appears to have created duplicates; greyed out files that have been deleted along with actual files that are on my iPad and visible when I go to the Music App on the iPad. Here is another screen shot to convey better what I mean:
Although duplicates appear greyed out in the iTunes I can confirm that they don't appear on the iPad itself when using the Music App only the files in bold text are visible in the App.
I hope I've made the problem clear as I find it a little odd to describe but if you can help I'd appreciate it.