Any Luck Syncing Music?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Robert M., Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having a hard time getting music to sync to the watch. It says "Sync Pending", even when the Apple Watch is connected to a charger. It worked at first, but now it's being stubborn.

    They should find a better way to handle this.
     
  2. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Yep. After 2-3hrs mine hadn't synced 47 songs so i gave up. Utter crap, i'd just avoid it for now.
     
  3. Robert M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Finally got it to work, but I had to keep adding/removing the watch from its charger. It's a buggy mess :(
     
  4. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I'm tempted to return my watch. It's just not as refined as it should be.
     
  5. brholton macrumors member

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    I synced 60 songs. Took about 5 minutes.
     
  6. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Was it charging when you did it?
     
  7. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Were the songs 2 seconds long? Synching 50 songs took an hour. Huge fail.
     
  8. gusping macrumors 6502

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    47 songs took over 2 hours for me and even then it wasn't done so I gave up.
     
  9. Robert M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You are incredibly lucky. Seems to be hit or miss at this point. It did go fast after messing with it for a while, though. But not THAT fast lol
     
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  11. danlovaj macrumors regular

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    So looks like you can only sync one playlist to the watch?
     
  12. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    It was 1 2 3 for me. are you sue the watch was charging? did it have the green charge icon on?
     
  13. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Took me about 5 minutes to get to 85%. But then I had to unplug and head out.

    It does have to download songs to iPhone first, if your music is in the cloud. That likely accounts for some delay. Although my entire playlist is in the cloud and it wasn't taking that long...
     

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  15. Robert M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem. It's buggy right now. I'm going to erase everything and try a longer playlist. To see if I can figure out what's going on.
     
  16. priscilla55 macrumors regular

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    My playlist is 44 songs and 260 MB in size. Took no more than 5 minutes. I'm sure that the faster speeds reported here are normal and those with really slow speeds have some problem somewhere. Could be a slow internet connection and songs in the cloud, or some software setup problem or maybe a hardware problem that needs checking out by Apple.
     
  17. shandyman Suspended

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    Are your songs already on the phone? or are they in the cloud in iTunes Match or iTunes in the Cloud? If in the cloud,then it has to download them to your phone, then phone to watch, this is what causes most of the delay.
     
  18. Robert M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  19. garygmar macrumors newbie

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    I synced 125 songs and it took about 25 minutes. Worked perfectly with my bluetooth headphones.
     
  20. SLQ03 macrumors member

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    Synced my 52 song gym mix and it literally took like 10 minutes. Both phone and watch were plugged in.
     
  21. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It worked for me, but it was ridiculously slow. Took over half an hour to sync less than 100 songs!
     
  22. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    The device has these microscopic perforations in it that the music has to squeeze through. I suspect after several syncings, it'll ease up a bit. In the meantime, give it a bit of lube. :p
     

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  23. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Maybe check to confirm the Wifi is on "n" and not defaulting to something slower?
     
  24. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    I selected a playlist to sync. Put the watch on the charger and when I got up all the music was transferred. Easy peasy.
     
  25. evalea macrumors newbie

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    I synced a 125 song playlist. But it took well over 2 hours. In fact I'm not sure how long it took as I ended up going to bed when it was about 87%. I checked and make sure all the songs were downloaded after it was sitting at 47% and it had been 90 mins. That wasn't the problem because it took another hour to get to 87%. Then I gave up waiting and went to bed. The sync was completed by the time I woke up this am though.

    It must use the extra tiny wifi tubes /s
     

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