Apple Music bugs/issues seem resolved

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mgpg89, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    All the problems I've been experiencing over the past week, including but not limited to:
    - playlists not syncing properly
    - offline availability troublesome
    - metadata getting screwed up

    ... seem to be resolved as of yesterday.

    I accomplished this by: doing absolutely nothing.
    I've seen people go through various 20-step solutions to get syncing fixed etc. but for me, patience seems to have paid off.
    Hope this goes for many others experiencing these bugs?
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I didn't have a total metadata screwup (never used iTunes Match and waited for iTunes update), but I still have some incorrect album art on my iPhone (correct on my Mac), and some of my playlists got emptied or had songs removed.
     
  3. flur macrumors 68000

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    Nope, still a train wreck over here. Guess you got lucky.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yep, still a dumpster fire for me too.

    Now it's refusing to download complete playlists. I broke up my large playlists into smaller playlists to make them all available offline and it's just not working. I try to make a 50 song playlist offline, it downloads a handful and says it's done. There is no way to force it to download them all. Apple Music is completely useless to me if I can't have what I want available offline.
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

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    The incorrect album art is because iCloud Music Library matched to a different album. (Can happen because it matches to a live version and vice versa, or it matches to that same track but appearing on a compilation.) The matching system doesn't take the album name into much consideration and mainly looks at artist and mostly track name. (Your iTunes see all correct because it's your local stuff, it's what's on IML that gets mismatched and all jacked up.)

    Cosmetic fix is to just go into iTunes and right click on albums that show the wrong art on your phone, select get info, go to the artwork tab and copy/paste the right art and select done. Shortly after you should see the art change on the phone.
     
  8. luchid macrumors newbie

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    Do I still have to add a Song to "My Music" before adding it to a playlist because otherwise the song disappears from the playlist?
     
  9. lagwagon Suspended

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    I think so. Because adding it to "My Music" adds it to the iCloud Music Library and playlists made can only contain stuff on your iCloud Music Library.
     
  10. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I'm not sure. Adele's Rolling in the Deep was showing completely random album art, but it just changed to the correct art when I played it.
     
  11. flur macrumors 68000

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    Mine is matching to the wrong artist for quite a few songs/albums. o_O
     
  12. xfusejc macrumors 6502

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    It took me well over 3 days to fix everything that has gotten messed up after inactivated it on both my iMac and my iPhone, but I finally got it pretty much the way it should have been since the start.

    Now the problem I seem to be having is that playlists I choose to make available offline that include songs which I already have on my library are getting downloaded all over, so I end up with 2 files of the same track within an album. So annoying.
     
  13. lagwagon Suspended

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    Yeah that's just all kinds of messed up. I've never experienced anything that bad. I was also never a iTunes Match subscriber, they seem to have it the worst. Everything I've noticed in all my playing around and getting my IML to finally be correct and 100% match my local library, is it looks at artist and track name, with most of it focused on track name above anything else.

    They need to for sure just

    A: improve the crap out of how it matches.

    or

    B: allow you to use IML with Apple music but skip the whole process of scanning, matching and uploading your local stuff. (So you can have your local and add AM into it.)

    Because I'm pretty confident no one would be willing to go through the amount of effort I had to put in to have it all correct. (I literally went through song by song (7700+) with IML on my phone, found every mismatched song and on my iMac that had IML off changed all the track names of those mismatched songs (so that it wouldn't when IML turned on see a match and just upload my copy.) Then removed everything off IML from my phone and then turned it on from my Mac with the edited track names and let it match/upload. Then once complete I changed all the edited track names back to what they should be.

    That was THE only way around it that I saw. (To force the upload instead of match.)

    -Was it annoying? YES
    -Should people have to jump through hoops like that? NO
    -Am I glad I don't have to fuss with it anymore? A big YES.
     
  14. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    A lot of the issues I was experiencing seem to have been ironed out a little (probably because I re-did my whole library) - the server seems to go down every now and then which causes syncing issues, but all working relatively well for now. I'm still getting a weird matching issue where it matches songs that it uploaded (I have a couple of albums that are demos of the actual album versions so I forced them to upload it, but when I try to play it just plays the regular retail versions) to songs in the AM library regardless of its upload status, and I have two albums that just won't match no matter what I do - just says "error", despite it being an album I purchased on the iTunes Store. I might just try to delete it from my library and try again but I've been so happy that it's all basically sorted that I just don't really want to risk fate lol.

    Which is so weird to me. I definitely understand that they'd want to be a little more broad in their search, they want to be able to match as many as they can, but when a track is sitting right there on the album why are you matching outside of it? Surely there should be some sort of priority system where they search for the actual album first and THEN the rest of the AM library if it can't find anything. It's just funny to watch, if you download an album to your phone and go to the download list, you can see all of the singles especially being downloaded from places that AREN'T the album. That could be obviously a legal thing, but it seems to happen for pretty much every album (and albums that don't have that problem when downloading locally into my iTunes).
     
  15. princessgleek macrumors member

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    I noticed an issue, when you search by track, only with some tracks does it give you the option to "play next", with a lot of tracks you have to access the album page to be able to do that
     
  16. wizz macrumors newbie

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    hey,

    i have a question for you - i would love to use the Radio Chart Hits and Pop Hits etc. but - 4 of 12 Songs are alwasy taylor swift, often the same 1 i tried to skip. Am i the only one with this bug?
     

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