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  • RickS998 Level 1 (0 points)



    Follow this guide here! It works like a charm!



    Re: stuck on waiting for changes to be applied


    Sep 18, 2013 11:02 PM (in response to rkstiens)


    After hours of frustrations i finally found a solution and hope it helps everyone that comes across this post.


    1. Disconect your iDevice


    2. Sign Out of your appleID acount on Itunes Store > Sign Out


    3. Close iTunes


    4. Conect your iDevice (dont go opening iTunes just yet)


    5. Follow this short support guide


    6. Check the Libraries you want to sync (for me i only tick sync music, untick all the others"i mean the tv shows, movies etc")

    (p,s: it sync after this step, so i assume most of you might not need step 7)


    7. Click "Sync" and if it gets stuck again on "waiting for changes to be applied" click on the small cancell 'x' and your content will beggin copying on your iDevice


    hope this helped, i worked for me after hours and hours of trying diferent methods.



    Credit to L3nn1n! Cheers!


  • Symp EL Level 1 (10 points)

    I've tried this along with every other fix, and I still have the same problem.

  • RickS998 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, let me see if can help you. Can you answer the following questions for me?


    1. What type of computer is iTunes Loaded on (include Operating System version)?

    2. What type of device (include Gen., etc.)?

    3. How much space is left on the device?

    4. What is your version of iTunes and Device?

    5. Are there any songs that can sync? i.e. store bought songs?

  • Symp EL Level 1 (10 points)

    1- Windows 8.1

    2-iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4

    3-24 gigs


    5- all songs sync after about 30 minutes stuck on waiting for changes to be applied. At times itunes wants to resync the entire library too.

  • RickS998 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay so you are getting your songs on your device, it's just not working as it should?


    Let me know.

  • Symp EL Level 1 (10 points)

    yes. It syncs my songs, but it take a minumum of 30 mimnutes as it gets stuck on waiting for changes to be applied. Oncei n a while it will delete some songs or want to actually resync the entire music library. It never takes less than 30 minutes, and sometimes doesn;t even recognize that there is new music to sync to the phone.

  • RickS998 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh good. I thought you weren't able to listen to your songs. You'll have to wait for the patch to come out (assuming that one is going to be issued) as there is nothing I can do to fix the underlying issue. I was happy that I was able to get my songs back on the device!


    Oh, I would turn off all automatic syncing until apple gets this under control .

  • Symp EL Level 1 (10 points)

    There is no patch coming out. They mentioned it was fixed in 7.0.1.

  • RickS998 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not sure how this issue can be considered "fixed" if there are people that are still having problems.  My setup is as straightforward (all apple, no funky stuff) as you can get and it is up to date (as is my iPod) so if this issue is considered "fixed", I'm a little bit concerned.

  • startswithj Level 1 (0 points)

    Where did Apple say that this specific issue was fixed?


    When problems persist after generic "bug fixes" are released, I hope we each resubmit our bug reports.


    Thank you.

  • Symp EL Level 1 (10 points)

    You'll have to find where it says it. Those pages aren't complete anyways.

  • WirelessDJ Level 1 (0 points)

    Sign Out of your appleID acount on Itunes Store > Sign Out



    Close iTunes



    Connect your iDevice (dont go opening iTunes just yet)



    as defined in


    Quit iTunes.



    Locate your iTunes folder (this is the folder that contains the iTunes Library and iTunes Library.xml files).



    Open your iTunes folder.



    Drag the "iTunes Library.xml" or "iTunes Music Library.xml" file to the Desktop. If neither is available, learn how to add files back to the Library (because the XML file is not available, playlists and other information will not be available).



    Drag the following file from your iTunes folder to the Trash:



    Open iTunes.Important: Do not add any content into iTunes at this point (such as by purchasing something from the iTunes Store).



    Choose File > Library > Import Playlist.



    Navigate to the "iTunes Library.xml" file on the Desktop.



    Check the Libraries you want to sync



    Click "Sync" and if it gets stuck again on "waiting for changes to be applied" click on the small cancell 'x' and your content will begin copying on your iDevice



    Still broken, Help!


    1. ipad 4 serial DMPKL2ZNFCYG   128GB 
    2. SYNCING 109GB or less
    3. I am not syncing photos
    4. I am not syncing ring tones
    5. I am not syncing apps, i download any app I need from the store once music is synced
    6. I am not syncing books
    7. I am not syncing audio books
    8. I am not syncing tv shows or movies
    9. I am not syncing voice memos
    10. None of the tracks I have are DRM protected.
    11. all songs are playable in iTunes
    12. all songs are mp3 only
    13. iCloud is turned off
    14. no password is set on pad
    15. airplane mode is turned ON, no wifi or 3g
    16. i am using USB cable to sync tracks, not wifi
    17. No usb hubs are in use
    18. I have tried different apple branded cables
    19. wifi sync is turned off in iTunes
    20. I have tried different usb ports on mac
    21. doesn’t make a difference if I am syncing 1 playlist or 40
    22. I have tried different profiles
    23. Doesn’t make a difference if I am using conventional playlists or smart playlists
    24. I have done 16 full factory resets from itunes
    25. I have done 1 factory reset with new firmware (deleted iPad3,4_7.0.3_11B511_Restore.ipsw, connected to ethernet hardwired, iTunes had to download it again, restored iPad, set up as New iPad)
    26. I have downlaoded iTunes 11.1.3 from, re installed
    27. makes no difference if i am on OSX 10.8 or 10.9 Mavericks
    28. I have no problems syncing my iPhone to iTunes same library
    29. I can not rely on manage music manually as  I am changing the library constantly
    30. I have done 1 factory reset with new firmware 7.04, installed from DFU mode



  • jonathansc Level 1 (0 points)

    :-( this is not fixed for me yet either Apple need to investigate and release a bug fix - had no problems befor IOS7

  • hansolo415 Level 1 (0 points)

    I seem to have gotten the problem resolved for me.  I called Apple and was told that they are aware that there is an issue, particularly with earlier iPhones (ie 4, 4s) and the new operating system.  There seems to be something in the sync process of the newer IOS that has a lower tolerance and stops the sync from completing, because the system is not seeing the file(s) as being acceptable and trying again and again.  What he suggested for me is that most of the time this happens in the last step where music is being synced.  Therefore, what he asked me to do is delete my library and sync without the library and without as many additional things as possible (ie photos, voice messages, etc etc).  The idea being to eliminate all of the possible data files that might have mild corruption.  Then add back some at a time and see what happens with the goal of finding the "corrupt" or offending file(s).  I found that for me there were 4 messages of files in the library that could not be found.  I eliminated these and the sync now works.  It's a painful process if you have a very large music library, but sometimes you can guess where files might not be good, because of their source.


    One solution which I DID NOT like was that you can do Music Match for awhile and this will clean your library which you can then download back with the updated and new files from iTunes. 

  • hansolo415 Level 1 (0 points)

    DId you consider going to the Apple store and getting a Genius appointment?  They are really very nice & often will do it for free even if it's out of warranty.

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