Question: Grey dotted circle on itunes-but with a twist
So, I know there's loads of answer about the grey dotted circle but no one seems to have the problem I'm having. My issue isn't that the songs won't sync- they are on both my iPhone (7) and on MacBook. The issue is that these songs only appear as a grey dotted circle on the iPhone in iTunes when it's plugged into the computer. They won't update play count or last played, though they all still work. These songs have been exclusively songs I've purchased recently via iTunes on my phone.
I know I could go through the motions of fixing it, but I feel like there is an underlying issue here. I'm worried if I keep buying songs via my phone the same thing will happen or if I try to buy a song via my computer it won't transfer.
Any idea what's actually causing the issue?