How often does iPod sync with iTunes when plugged in

Discussion in 'iPod' started by NFLx12, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. NFLx12 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    I have an iPod Touch 2nd gen and it synchronizes with iTunes just fine when I plug it in to my Vista PC. But it only does this once whether it's plugged in for 5 minutes or 10 hours overnight. When I'm in a hurry to leave in the morning I have to manually sync it to make sure it has the latest podcasts. :(

    Is there a way to set a synchronization schedule? Am I missing it somewhere?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    That's normal behavior from the iPods I've used. If you make iTunes Library updates you have to sync it again.
  3. D.M.S macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    yer so busy you can't manually sync your ipod before you hit the couch for the day watching chat shows?
  4. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    On my MBP it seems to do little syncs every so often. I don't know if it's actually doing much, but whenever it's plugged in, every 30 minutes or so the 'sync in progress' message takes over for about 10 seconds, then it goes back to whatever it was doing.

    I'm guessing it only does a full backup on first connecting, then it'll do library content sync every so often.

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