iOS5 garbled my music?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wahoo10, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. wahoo10 macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    I went from a 3GS on iOS4 to 4S on iOS5. Before, all of my music was clear and playable. Now,some songs sound like they're reduced quality or garbled (that underwater-music sound). Did iOS5 do this? If so, this might be the thing that makes me tell Apple to's my files.
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    I doubt anything with the files were modified, unless you had a setting in iTunes to reduce the quality of the files before exporting to your new devices.

    How do they sound when played on your computer from your iPhone?
  3. wahoo10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Sound fine on my computer and old iPhone. Maybe the new iTunes corrupted them? It's not a lot of songs, but it's a lot of songs that I listen to often.I searched the forum and only found a few issues of playback, so maybe I should restore.
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    I had music issues to, not so much the quality (maybe some) but the songs are slow to load and skip especially from the lock screen:(
  5. wahoo10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    So I just got home and rechecked my iTunes, and everything sounds fine on the computer. I'm re-syncing right now, but it's obvious it's messed up a few songs. Grrrrrr
  6. transmaster macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2010
    I don't understand this. What does a new operating system have to do with distorted play back on your iOS device. So far none of the 690 gigs of music I have posted to iTunes sounds any different. The only beef I have with iTunes 10.5 is the same one I have always had, if compared to Winamp which has 3 terabytes indexed on it, it does not run smoothly. Do this in iTunes play the music from your device back through iTunes and see is it is distorted. :)
  7. dgeffs macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    I upgraded to iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5 and all my iTunes music became distorted. It still plays fine on my old iOS 4 device but it appears the music on the computer itself became corrupted. A sync with any other device places the bad files on that device.

    So perhaps it isn't an iOS 5 issue (in my case) but an iTunes upgrade to 10.5. I realize this sounds completely out to lunch but I have experimented with several iDevices, talked to Apple and don't have any clue how this could have happened.

    The facts are pretty simple.

    1. All iTunes music was fine before any upgrades
    2. I upgraded to iTunes 10.5 and upgraded an iPod and iPad to iOS 5 right after each other and performed a sync.
    3. All my iTunes music is now distorted with scratchy, crackling audio at any volume level. In fact it is worst at lower levels.
    4. The PC files are corrupted not just the music sent to the devices. Music sounds horrible through the PC speakers.
    5. All audio files previously imported from CD's sound fine with no distortion.

    Subsequently I created a new iTunes account and downloaded much of the same music and it sounds perfect. There had to be some issue in the upgrade that caused this but it is likely I'll never know.
  8. wahoo10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Weird, my music sounds fine in iTunes. I restored my 4S, but haven't had a chance to go back to find songs and re-listen. Not good if my files are corrupted, some are albums from friends, shared music, or CDs I no longer own.

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