iPhone lost all Music and Video while USB Tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jon-Luke, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502

    Jon-Luke

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    #1
    Strange thing happened today. I was having trouble connecting to tethering via Bluetooth so I decided to plug in with the USB connector and tether that way. Everything started working as usual but then I got an error message from iTunes: "Unable to sync all music and video 1.28GB available".

    So I went into the iPhone section of iTunes to have a look to see if I could figure out what was going on. The capacity bar showed Photos: 24.1MB - Apps: 167.45MB - Other: 14.87GB - Free 1.37GB. The music and video had disappeared and was now somehow showing as Other.

    So I decided to disconnect the phone and try rebooting everything - no change.

    I ended up having to do a full restore on my iPhone (its still updating and syncing as I write this now).

    Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know what may have caused it? If it happens again is there anyway to get the iPhone to recognize that the "Other" is actually the "Music and Video"?

    Perplexed
    :(:apple:
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Are you in the US and on ATT? Is your phone running a not-yet-approved carrier file which enabled tethering?
     
  3. cridiron macrumors member

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  4. Jon-Luke thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jon-Luke

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    #4
    I'm using my iPhone in South Africa on the Vodacom Network (The approved network for iPhones) but it need to also be stated that here in South Africa all the phones that are sold are sold Unlocked so you can use them on any network. But yes I am using an unapproved carrier file.

    But the reason AT&T is not allowing tethering is mainly due to the unlimited data plan that it has here on the Vodacom network the iPhone contracts have a cap on the amount of data and then you pay per meg after that and its quite expensive.

    My iPhone is an iPhone 3G
     

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