How to Fix: iTunes Not Syncing All Songs/Music on iPhone/iPad/iPod

iTunes not syncing all songs to iPhone/iPad/iPod, what can I do? Don’t worry, read this guide to learn some quick fixes.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Oct. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 12, 2019
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Question 1: I have had the iPhone 8 Plus 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 6s will not sync. I have tried syncing all music, removing everything, restoring, and nothing works.

Question 2: 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.

Although we just list two examples of some songs won’t sync to iPhone or iPod, it also happened on iPad. In all, if you are stuck on this problem – iTunes won’t sync music to iPhone, iPad or iPod, you can try to fix it with the following solutions.

Also Read: How to Sync Music from iTunes to iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X >

How to Fix: Music Won’t Sync to iPhone

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/6/7/8 Won’t Backup to iTunes or Computer >

Apart from syncing devices, iTunes is also overhauled with iTunes Store, Media Player functions. So it’s no wonder iTunes get everything well-organized. However, when syncing media files (like Music, Apps, iBooks, etc.) with iTunes, you may meet many kinds of iTunes problems, like:

Fix Music Won’t Sync to iPhone with an iTunes Alternative

No matter which situation above you stuck on, you can try to fix it by using this #1 iTunes alternative – AnyTrans for iOS. It offers you a smart way to transfer & manage music on iPhone iPad iPod. And fitted with some fantastic features, like:

Step 1 Get AnyTrans for iOS installed on computer, run it and then connect your iPhone or iPad to computer > Click on the top of the interface, choose iTunes Library.

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Fix Some Songs Won’t Sync to iPhone/iPad/iPod – Step 1

Fix Some Songs Won’t Sync to iPhone/iPad/iPod – Step 1

Step 2All the music in your iTunes will be listed on the left panel> Select the songs that can’t sync to iPhone/iPad/iPod > Click To iPhone/iPad button to transfer music from iTunes Library to iPhone/iPad/iPod again.

Fix Some Songs Won’t Sync to iPhone/iPad/iPod – Step 2

Fix Some Songs Won’t Sync to iPhone/iPad/iPod – Step 2

Step 3 After the process completes, open iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer and check the backup you just made with AnyTrans for iOS.

Check the Backup in iTunes

Check the Backup in iTunes

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is not hard to fix “iTunes not syncing all songs to iPhone/iPad/iPod”. As an iTunes alternative, AnyTrans for iOS not only does great in fixing iTunes syncing problems, and also does well in managing iOS contents, like music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc. Why Not Download AnyTrans for iOS and Try It Now >

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.