Update album art on iPhone after the fact?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lokiju, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. lokiju
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    I loaded a bunch of albums onto my iPhone and then realized some of them didn't have the album art, so I went through iTunes and added the art to the ones that were missing but it doesn't update the missing album art on my iPhone after syncing.

    How do I make the album art on my iPhone update?
     
  2. PoitNarf
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    It doesn't? It should. If it's still not working for you I guess you could delete the songs from the iPhone and then sync them back over again.
     
  3. Rojo
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    This happened to me too. The only thing that worked for me was getting rid of the songs on the iPod first, then re-adding them. A pain, but it worked...

    But yeah - there should be a way it detects that album art has been added/updated and automatically do this...
     
  4. Small White Car
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    I'm just guessing here, but it sounds like iTunes doesn't see 'Album Art' as a change to the file.

    Try this: Select all the files that you changed the art on, right-click them, and 'get info.' Then, change something meaningless. Like, put a period (.) in the comment field.

    Perhaps this will get iTune's attention and it will re-sync the whole file (including artwork) next time you sync.
     
  5. jsquared
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    I kinda had this problem with album art appearing twice in the cover flow. I had to go back and make sure there was only one album cover for each song from that particular album. I had noticed that there might not be art for the first option but you can move the slider over and see the 2nd piece.
     
  6. AiralynRose
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    i think there is an option in itunes to sync artwork
     
  7. BergerFan
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    iTunes should detect even the slightest change to any file(name change, rating, smallest details such as year, album art, etc), mine does.
    I guess it detects via date modified?
     
  8. mcdj
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  9. senorFunkyPants
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    A good reliable free tagger for Mp3s is MP3tag.
    I tried Fixtunes and using itunes to add artwork but Mp3tag is just so much better and quicker.
    Also see this site for hard to find artwork:
    http://www.discogs.com/
     

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