Why Some Songs Won't Sync from iTunes to My iPhone, iPad


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April 13, 2012


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Question: I have had the iPhone 4S for some time now, and I am frustrated with the fact I can't sync all of my music onto my iPhone. It's almost as if anything I purchased prior to getting the iPhone 4S will not sync. I have tried syncing all music, removing everything, restoring, and nothing works.

iTunes syncs fine with my iPod with no issues. No matter what I try about 200 of the 500 songs I am trying to sync are actually on my iPhone, yet all of them are on the iPod just fine. to the point I bought two of them a second time.


  • Double check if the songs on your iTunes library have same folder location as before. Sometimes iTunes does not indicate which songs it cannot find until you select them. Songs in your library that iTunes can't locate, won't be synced to your iPhone.
  • In iTunes when you select the iPhone 4S, go to the Music tab - is "Entire music library" selected? If so, go to Music (in your iTunes library), click on the check mark next to the "Name" column header (to sort by checked music) and scroll to the bottom. Any unchecked music won't sync.
    Why Some Songs Won't Sync from iTunes to iPhone

    Why Some Songs Won't Sync from iTunes to iPhone

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