songs greyed out

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by yyc engineer, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    Updated to ios5 yesterday and about a quarter of my songs in the "music" app are now greyed out and cannot be clicked.

    Anyone else have this issue? Any ideas on how to resolve?

    (also my 'back' button is not working in the music app :S )

  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    I had the same issue this morning. I just deleted the songs from my IP4 and re-sync'd them. They all work now. Good luck.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    When I updated, songs that were greyed out were songs that I own that were not currently on my device (this was while my device was still syncing songs over from iTunes, since now with iOS 5 you can use it while it is syncing).
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Have had the same problem

    A majority of my songs were like there so just re synced instead - the artwork started to appear etc and they seem ok now. It did how ever take 8 hours to sort out becasue i have quiet alot of tunes

    Once it finished i resynced yet again and it did something else with a further 280 songs - something to do with art work
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Its a pain in the ar**

    Its took ages for my phone to sort it self out plus its now changed some of the artists names etc
  7. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    Try right clicking on your device under the Devices tab on the iTunes sidebar and clicking on "Transfer Purchases."

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