Automatic Music Downloads glitch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Travisimo, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    I have a CDMA iPhone 4 running iOS 5 beta 2. I have Automatic Music Downloads enabled in the Store. I purchased a couple of albums from iTunes on my Mac and then automatically showed up on my phone moments later (yay). That's cool. However, the next time my phone performed a sync to iTunes, it copied those same two albums to my phone again, and so now I have duplicates of both albums! I do not have the "Purchased" playlist checked to sync in iTunes, so I don't know why it copied them over again?

    Has anybody else run into this problem? Is there a fix? Automatic music downloads is nice, but not when I get duplicates of everything I purchase!

    EDIT: Even if I uncheck "Sync Music" in iTunes while my phone is connected and re-sync, those purchased albums are still on my phone TWICE.
     
  2. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    That's an iOS 5 bug. The only fix is to switch automatic music downloading off on your iPhone.
     
  3. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay thanks. Do you know if the bug has been reported? I have a dev account and will report it if there isn't already a bug report ID for it.
     
  4. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't reported it, but even if it has already been reported, it doesn't hurt to report it twice.
     
  5. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Done. Bug ID# 9693997
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Why not make it (at least) three and let Apple know it's important?
     
  7. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    I was just thinking that myself after thinking how retarded what I said was. :p

    Reported.
     
  8. AML225 macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem, my solution was to delete the songs from my iTunes library on my computer, then let my iPhone sync them back to my computer. Now when I sync I don't get duplicates. For some reason iTunes sees items auto downloaded on your phone and items downloaded through iTunes on your computer as different files.

    EDIT- I should also add deleting the duplicates directly on the phone did not work, the next sync would still result in duplicates.
     
  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Too funny! My comment was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek but looking back at it, it seems kind of bitchy. Thanks for taking it in the spirit it was intented to be.
     
  10. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what happens the next time you make a purchase? You have to go through all that again? For now, I just checked the "Manually manage music and videos" box and deleted the duplicates right from iTunes. I haven't purchased anything since doing this though, so I'm not sure what's going to happen next! ;-)
     

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