Songs greyed out in phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chkw13, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2011
    So I just switched to a Macbook from a PC and I synced by iPhone to the itunes on here for the first time. I authorized this computer and I synced all songs.
    However, around 200 of my 1000 songs are showing up like [​IMG] .

    They all play on my iTunes, but after I sync, some of the songs are greyed out and haven't been synced, though the song information seems to have.
    Anyone know the problem?
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Northern Indiana, USA
    I've read about people having this problem, although I've never run into it myself. Some folks had success with killing all open apps and re-syncing (which I'm assuming you've done), others with rebooting the phone, and yet others with buying a free app from the App Store and then re-syncing.



    If you get it figured out though, I'm interested in knowing what ends up working.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    I had this when I synced my phone using iTunes wifi sync and I closed my laptop halfway through. Connecting it by USB and manually clicking sync solved it.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2011
    I am doing it this way and it doesn't work :(
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    Sorry, not sure what to suggest then. I guess you could try a backup and restore.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2010
    Had the same issue, all I had to do is re sync the music and the problem was solved.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    I recently had this issue after I moved from an IP4 to IP4S. My iCloud sync half finished restoring my stuff then it was time to go home from work, so I finished everything with an iTunes sync. I think it got confused at some point. The only way I fixed it was by backing up and restoring.
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    Your songs just haven't completely synced to your phone. The "image" of the songs it's supposed to have has synced, but the actual MP3s have not. Repeat regular syncs until it gets them all; there should be no need to do a full restore.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    Transfer All Purchases

    Try right clicking on your device under the Devices tab on the iTunes sidebar and clicking on "Transfer Purchases." That worked for me!
  10. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2013
    Greyed Out Songs Fixed

    All my songs were greyed out on my iphone5, played on mac but just stayed on pause on iPhone. Tried a few things which didn't work and finally read to close all open apps on iphone and then sync again. Worked in a jiffy.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Are you using iTunes Match at all? This behavior is exhibited when using Match without cellular downloads enabled.
  12. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    All I did when I had greyed out songs was manually downloaded them onto the phone. Store-> more->purchased->click and download.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    They weren't synced all the way or you removed the phone without ejecting it properly and/or the files became corrupt
  14. macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2013

    Iphone 4s:

    Settings> music > show all music > turn off


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