Can't sync music, stuck on pending

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  1. gusping macrumors 6502

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  2. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    Connect both you Watch and your Phone to their chargers
     
  3. shandyman Suspended

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    Allow for any music in the cloud to first be downloaded to your iPhone, before it then transfers to the watch....
     
  4. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nothing is in the cloud, all the music is on my phone
     
  5. Jamrich2 macrumors newbie

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    Same

    I'm having the same issue. The weird Thing is it's only one playlist. I created a new playlist (of existing songs) for use at the gym. Everything is downloaded but I always get "sync pending" when trying to sync to the watch. I have tried ton of other playlists and all sync fine and super quickly. I've tried creating a new playlist right on my phone.

    I thought maybe a song was corrupt (even though each plays fine on my phone) so I tried adding one song at a time with no luck.

    I've even tried syncing a playlist, making sure it went through to the watch properly, then going back and copying the songs I want to that playlist and then I get the error.

    I'm stumped.

    Guess the Genius Bar

    Cheers

    J
     
  6. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    The watch must be charging.
     

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  7. Jamrich2 macrumors newbie

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    Well that's not the case really. Because I can sync any other playlist without a problem. Just this one. :-(

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    And I'm not sure where you are getting that from because I don't see it in the graphic you posted. Is there somewhere else I should look?

    Cheers

    J
     
  8. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    "place the watch on the charger to complete the sync"
     
  9. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, see the second paragraph. I fully admit that mastering this little guy requires a will that I haven't needed since I got my first Mac. :mad:
     
  10. Jamrich2 macrumors newbie

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    I see it now. My bad. But it still doesn't make sense because very other playlist syncs.

    I will try it and see

    Thanks

    J
     
  11. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I was also momentarily confused by this when I tried syncing but sure enough it worked when I plugged the watch in.
     
  12. Fabienne macrumors 65816

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    I had trouble, too. My problem turned out to be that I was trying to sync a playlist larger than 1 gig. A gig is the most music you can hold in an Apple Watch. Also, it's not easy to find out how much data is contained in your playlist, but start by considering that.

    So, you might want to try to sync a shorter playlist which you know is less than a gig. If that works, that was your problem.
     
  13. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    You can change the size limit to 2GB in the Watch iPhone app. Scroll down to Music
     
  14. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    This was my issue. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  15. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having this issue, and have it set to 2GB, and my watch charging all night, and just trying to sync one playlist that is less than 2GB. I did a soft reset on the phone, and that didn't help. It just says 99%, then goes back to sync pending, although the watch shows that it's charging.
     
  16. Beagle22 macrumors newbie

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    My playlist wasn't syncing either. I unhooked the charger and then hooked it up again. My watch asked for my passcode then it immediately started to download. Not sure if it was the passcode or something else that triggered it.
     
  17. digduggler macrumors 6502

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    The apple watch app is buggy. Kill the app forcibly and open it again and you will see progress. I had to do this a few times to get it all working.
     
  18. Mary_DaSilva macrumors newbie

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    The simplest of tasks make my life so difficult. But thank you so much. this helped a lot.
     
  19. mcfeenay macrumors newbie

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    this is what worked for me after having had both watch and iPhone charging and not seeing sync pending ever go to > syncing. Forced quit and it was at 3% when I relaunched the app.
     
  20. Gracelish macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, that was what worked for me, I had the iwatch on 50% and even more but didn't started to synchronise until you connect it to power
     

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