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afurry13
Oct 12, 2011, 03:41 PM
My iPhone is syncing "genius data" and "safari private browsing data" every time I sync now... It's syncing 63 genius items every time I sync. Is this normal?



afurry13
Oct 12, 2011, 03:58 PM
anyone else have this? i'm just wondering if it's normal to be doing the same thing over and over again.

afurry13
Oct 13, 2011, 10:21 AM
just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.

Snypod
Oct 19, 2011, 04:21 PM
Same here, though the number of genius items it syncs varies between 30 and over 100. I can't find an answer, though I didn't look very hard since it's barely adds any time when syncing over USB.

hagbard/23
Dec 8, 2011, 05:03 AM
Same here. Same number of "Genius Data" every time I sync (think it 69 or so)
confirm: it's exactly 69 items.
is there any pref file or cache to delete, to that this annoying thing stops?

yezza
Dec 8, 2011, 11:39 AM
I have the same thing happen during a sync. The number of genius items varies for me too, averaging around 80.

ScottW1
Dec 8, 2011, 12:39 PM
Same here, "syncing genius" and "safari private browsing data" show up in every sync.

I'm guessing (no evidence, just super wild guess) it is a bug in itunes, but I suppose it could be on the iOS side as well. Either way, hopefully it will get fixed in a future update.

rneglia
Dec 8, 2011, 06:54 PM
I have the same thing happen during a sync. The number of genius items varies for me too, averaging around 80.

Averaging 129...

:confused::confused::confused:

michael31986
Dec 8, 2011, 07:17 PM
Same bug here

Ashwood11
Dec 8, 2011, 07:39 PM
just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.

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michael31986
Dec 12, 2011, 07:24 PM
i just got a mac book pro and i thought maybe it wouldn't do this anymore, but it still does it. doesn't take as long to do it, but it still does the updating/ genius files. and its always the same amount about 350. Also safari private browsing as well. Im thinking i should copy all my songs and playlists to my new mac book. restore the iPod touch and have it set up for the macbook from the beginning.

anyone have this problem after restoring and/or using it on a macbook pro.

doonser
Dec 12, 2011, 08:24 PM
My sync takes forever. It reports it's syncing 2797 Genius items. The number grows every time I sync. WTF?

ru4real
Dec 13, 2011, 02:36 PM
Not that I see it as a major issue, but it is doing this with me too. I figure it's actually acting as designed... anyway my last sync at 1800+ genius items.

Syncing private browsing seems really odd though. Isn't private browsing meant to be... private?

afurry13
Dec 13, 2011, 07:15 PM
i've had the problem after a restore. restored my macbook pro AND my iPhone 4... still no go.

michael31986
Dec 13, 2011, 10:21 PM
It still does this for me after I restored the iPod touch. I also get another bug though. It says updating 426 files. It's always same amount of files that are updated. I don't get why since nothing has changed in files to make them update!

michael31986
Dec 14, 2011, 07:19 PM
i just tried to change the files and convert them and see if then it would help, but it doesn't plus the files that are always saying updating are store bought. Also just so you guys know. i do manual sync, so i don't get why it does this. Its either iTunes or 5.0 bug never had this on 4.x on my iPod touch.

Zcott
Dec 15, 2011, 12:18 PM
It's obviously not a bug, otherwise it wouldn't be reporting it each time. It's a feature, but no one quite knows what for.

michael31986
Dec 15, 2011, 12:40 PM
Why wouldn't it update all the songs and only certain ones. That makes no sense.

rneglia
Dec 18, 2011, 09:07 AM
It still does this for me after I restored the iPod touch. I also get another bug though. It says updating 426 files. It's always same amount of files that are updated. I don't get why since nothing has changed in files to make them update!

Can someone please figure this out before I lose my marbles???

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::D:D:D:D:D

michael31986
Dec 18, 2011, 01:42 PM
It has to do with genius i think. I took it off and reloaded the songs and it seems fine!

Netherscourge
Dec 20, 2011, 08:24 AM
Not that I see it as a major issue, but it is doing this with me too. I figure it's actually acting as designed... anyway my last sync at 1800+ genius items.

Syncing private browsing seems really odd though. Isn't private browsing meant to be... private?

Yea, this has got my attention too.

Are they uploading the websites we visit to the iCloud? Or to Apple themselves so they can invade our privacy?

I mean, everyone is up in arms about CarrierIQ stealing our data... what exactly is this "Safari Browsing Data" stuff all about? Sounds like the same thing.

PeekrMan
Jan 2, 2012, 01:58 PM
I care not what or why this step is... but it is taking FOREVER. During my most recent sync, this step says it is syncing genius data on 1,627 items. I want to toss the computer through a window. Can someone please recommend how to speed this up or eliminate it? Thanks!

rneglia
Jan 14, 2012, 12:00 PM
I care not what or why this step is... but it is taking FOREVER. During my most recent sync, this step says it is syncing genius data on 1,627 items. I want to toss the computer through a window. Can someone please recommend how to speed this up or eliminate it? Thanks!

Mine is always 138 items. I try to remember which songs they are, but they go by too fast. It's definitely The Smiths, The Rolling Stones and Wham.

Maybe it's partial to British acts?

:confused::confused::confused:

rneglia
Jan 14, 2012, 12:44 PM
To everyone having this problem, check your duplicates. (in the File drop down menu).

It's got something to do with how Genius handles duplicates....

Still investigating.

RRRRRR

:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

Krevnik
Jan 15, 2012, 11:23 AM
I care not what or why this step is... but it is taking FOREVER. During my most recent sync, this step says it is syncing genius data on 1,627 items. I want to toss the computer through a window. Can someone please recommend how to speed this up or eliminate it? Thanks!

You should be able to use "Store > Turn Off Genius" to turn Genius Playlists off in iTunes. I don't think you can turn off the Genius Playlists for iOS devices without also turning it off for iTunes.

The syncing is data for Genius Playlists. If it is taking a long time, then there is probably a bug (or your library is much bigger than mine).

The Safe Safari Browsing Data is actually a cache of Google's website blacklist. You can probably turn this off by going to "Settings > Safari > Enable Fraud Warning > Off" on the iOS device. But this will also turn off the blacklist which would warn you about sites that have known malware.

As syncing changed quite a bit in 5.0, I would not be surprised if there were bugs with syncing this information down. If it has been happening to me, I haven't seen it since I let it sync over WiFi while I'm asleep.

silver8ack
Jan 16, 2012, 03:02 PM
Bumps. Posts that bring a thread to the top of the New Posts list but add no content to the thread (bumps) are not permitted. This applies not only to posts that say "bump" but to those with the intent to bump, e.g. posts saying "anyone?" or the equivalent.

Wha would you have him do? Start a new thread each time, or let the post dissolve into oblivion with no answer even though this is a common thing? Chill out.

alphabetagaga
Feb 11, 2012, 04:48 AM
i'm getting this also. seems to always sync 91 genius songs and always the same songs. the sync completes ok (no hangs etc) but i wonder what exactly is being sync'd and why the same quantity/songs each time?! http://cdn.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/confused.gif

does not matter if genius is on or off on the left sidebar, i still get the syncs

MasterHowl
Feb 11, 2012, 12:03 PM
Same here. I have loads every time I sync my iPhone/iPad

rneglia
Aug 15, 2012, 07:45 AM
Same here. I have loads every time I sync my iPhone/iPad

I was hoping this would be fixed by Mountain Lion. It wasn't. :confused::confused::confused:

jmoo2
Dec 13, 2012, 11:03 PM
This worked for me (under Win8 on iTunes 11.1)

* Sign out of all accounts in iTunes; this deletes Genius data
* Sign back in and for each go to Account > Settings > Recommendations
* Make sure that recommendations & genius is off
* Sync iPhone - no more genius data transfer.

@MrJamesMoore

rneglia
Dec 15, 2012, 10:40 AM
This worked for me (under Win8 on iTunes 11.1)

* Sign out of all accounts in iTunes; this deletes Genius data
* Sign back in and for each go to Account > Settings > Recommendations
* Make sure that recommendations & genius is off
* Sync iPhone - no more genius data transfer.


Thanks for this. My problem is that I use iTunes Match, which apparently requires that Genius be turned on.

Anyone else seeing a change with this in iTunes 11 for Mac OS?