I tried everything and nothing worked except for one! Go to your itunes on your computer and you'll see a bunch of options on top that says File Edit View etc. Go to File and go to Home Sharing and turn on your home sharing. Once you turn that on, go to your phone and go to your music app. Go to More and click on Shared and click on *your name's Library.
And it'll transfer your songs on your computer into your phone/ipod/ipad!
Thanks so much. This almost fixed everything for me. The only thing that didn't work is I've had a couple albums that I bought on my phone that I couldn't get to itunes and these did not appear in my phone after trying this, however, all the other albums that were already in itunes that I had not been able to sync to my phone did come up so it is a major improvement. I will try and find a solution for the other problem now.
I found a solution that works for me. The problem was that there was a song file that was corrupt and would not sync, which would back up the entire syncing process and nothing would sync. Sometimes, but strangely, not all of the times, an alert box would pop up on my MacBook saying "xxx song" could not be synced because it could not be found" or something along those lines. I deleted all traces of that song from my computer and now, voila!, all my music syncs effortlessly every time now.
I would also get an alert on my phone that would say "1 items could not be synced" but it would never tell me which item specifically.
Try to find the corrupt music file and it may solve your issues. Good luck!
This worked for me! Horray! Finally! I had 22 items that could not be synced so I wrote them down and went thru and deleted them. I restarted my phone and computer... just for good measure. Then I unchecked sync music and let it un-sync my music then re-synced my music and it worked! Yay! Thanks man!
@jengajoh Having enabled Sharing on you iPhone/iPad and finding all you music available to you on your device (as you would expect when Sharing), have you tried putting your device into Airplane Mode to see whether the music is really stored on your device, independent of the computer you were orginally sharing from?
I too see all my songs while Sharing is enabled. But in Airport Mode all those Shared songs disappear again -- indicating that when they showed up while Sharing that they played off the network, not from my device.
Hello everyone, I did try the following with my 4s 64gb
Plugged iPhone to iTunes, I unchecked the music box for the transfers to my iPhone apply the changes and it removes all songs or from your device, once finish make a new back up of your device.
1. Full restore from an earlier backup with no music files, transferring files at 128kbps, no success I only got it to transfer 900 songs before it got stuck in waiting for changes to be applied.
2. Full restore from an earlier backup with no music files, transferring files at 192kbps this time got stuck again at a little over 2000 songs (waiting for changes to be applied).
3. Full restore from an earlier backup with no music files, transferring files at 256kbps and over or normal transfer, this time it did transfer my songs by selecting transfer all song and filling up empty space in my 64gb iPhone, it only transfer 7025 song out of my 8000 songs and it finish the full normal transfer without getting stuck in waiting for changes to be applied.
I know this is not really a full fix for the problem we are having, but before I was able to transfer the 7025 songs I had to delete all of my smart playlist and regular playlist too, I was reading other post where they mention the smart playlist where having problems with the syncing part, I think the problem comes from a corrupted file, that does not want to convert to 128kbps or 192kbps and it keeps getting stuck in waiting for changes to be applied or it just stop transferring the converted song and we keep trying again and again and nothing happens , DO NOT DELETE YOUR PLAYLIST.
If you have more than 8000 song or more videos this will not work if you want to sync more files.
I will keep trying until apple decides to fix it, I hope we get and update from iTunes and our ios before the apple community decides to move on to a competitor.
I just tried all of the tricks that everyone else tried. Here is what I found that worked. It is unfortunate that we have to do this, but it works ok.
1) Uncheck all of your playlists, songs, albums etc that you have previously selected when your phone is plugged in.
2) On the Summary tab click "Manually Manage Music and Videos".
3) Follow the instructions on how to manually playlists to your device. (I copied them below for your reference)
4) Simply drag and drop the music in that you want.
It is almost like you have to blank out all of you music cause it was corrupted with the upgrade, then re-add it manually. I don't know why the auto sync is not working, but after wasting a good amount of time on this, I don't care. I hope this helps.
Manually add or remove content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
After following the steps above, you can add individual songs, videos, and playlists from iTunes to your device. To add content to your device:
- Select your device.
- Click "On this Device."
- Then choose "Add to" in the upper right corner.
While viewing the media in your iTunes library, if you drag a song, video, TV show, or Movie a sidebar will appear on the right. You can drag content onto the device. You can also create and modify playlists directly on the device.
OMG after spending the week to find a solution that would work for me, I finally found it. I converted all my files from mp3 to AAC and my itunes found the corrupted files. After deleting them, my music started syncing. It's still syncing right now. I'll get you back if there aren't any other issues and i get my music back finally.
@jengajoh Luck you!
Mine songs all showed up when Sharing was enabled, but all those that were previously ghosted were gone again when I put my device into Airplane Mode.
Thanks for adding one-other-way-that works to the growling list of fixes here -- we certainly need options.
Today I tried using Disk Repair to Repair Disk Permissions wondering if that might help. It did not (although there were many iTunes components that needed their permissions repaired, not one song was amongst them.
My problem with syncing both music and video persists. I'm havin to manage everything manually with varied success.
A few days after updating to 7.0.4 and buying some songs from iTunes and then trying to add songs by manually managing my music in iTunes on my Win7 pc, a song that I didn't select but was in the cloud would play. I deleted all the songs on the iphone, synced, added them manually back to the iphone via the pc, and one song that I didn't add but I had bought through iTunes would keep playing, regardless of the song I chose.
What finally fixed it for me (as far as I can tell) was deleting all of my music on the iphone and then deleting the MediaLibrary.sqlitedb off of the iphone. I used the procedure described by GeekDad3 in the following post. However I have a PC and used iFunBox instead to access the file on the iphone.It works with jailed iphones.
In iFunBox you can find the file by
- going to the iFunbox Classic tab
- Connected Devices\<your device>\Raw File System\iTunes_Control\iTunes\
Procedure by GeekDad3: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3909940
I'm guessing the music database file got corrupted and this procedure rebuilt it. Hope this helps someone else.