How to Fix Music Won’t Play on iPhone/iPod But Play on iTunes


Why some iTunes-purchased songs won’t play on iPhone or iPod? Read this guide to get some potential solutions.

Kelly Woods

Oct. 29, 2015


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When syncing an iPod or iPhone with iTunes, you may have such a trouble: the music you purchased from the iTunes Store won't play on your iPhone/iPod. They play correctly in iTunes, and all non-purchased songs (such as the song imported from CDs) play normally on the device.

The purchased songs' titles are visible on the iPhone or iPod but appear to be skipped over without being played. To solve this issue, one of below solutions may help you out.

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How to Make Music Playable Again: Potential Fixes

1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

2. In some cases iTunes may "forget" that your music is authorized. You can refresh the authorization by deauthorizing and then reauthorizing your computer.

3. If you have a backup, then restoring device to factory settings will solve most of problems.

The Best iTunes Alternative to iTunes

Does the issue persist with the music you transferred by other third party iOS manager software instead of iTunes? If so, there may be an issue with software you use, and we strongly recommend our All-in-one iOS Music Transfer - AnyTrans to you.

Best iTunes Alternative for iOS – AnyTrans

Best iTunes Alternative for iOS – AnyTrans

It transfers music from computer/iTunes to your iPhone/iPod without wiping data, and converts incompatible audio/video format to your iDevcie friendly format with its powerful transcoding feature.

Best iTunes Alternative for iOS – AnyTrans

Best iTunes Alternative for iOS – AnyTrans

1. When upgrading your Apple device to the latest iPhone 6s, you may have such a question: How to get particular Music, Movies, Photos, Contacts, Messages, and more from old iPhone onto the new one? AnyTrans can just handle it with its full-way transferring feature.

2. Restore from existing backup on iTunes is a good option but they have to fill up their new-bought iPhone iPad with quite a few iTunes duplicated tracks, low quality movies or Apps without any game progress/record. AnyTrans brings about a much more flexible solution than iTunes.

3. It is a pity that if you have a large amount of AVI, MKV, M2TS videos in HD quality but iTunes refuses to add them to your iPhone/iPad. AnyTrans is made for smoothing this inconvenience via an advanced video trans-coding engine built inside.

The Bottom Line

If you meet some problems when upgrade to iOS 9/iOS 9.1, don’t forget to check the possible fixes to iOS 9/iOS 9.1 issues. If you are tired of confusing iTunes sync, you can download AnyTrans to have a try now >

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