iPhone playlist changes don't sync back to Mac

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    When I delete a song from a playlist on my Mac, the change syncs back to my iPhone.
    But vice versa, this isn't the case. Any idea how to solve this problem?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Music iCloud syncing is hit & miss but mostly miss for me. I just got :apple:Music on my iDevices and trying to understand. Seems most people are just using an iPhone and don't notice this mess. For me I like to create and edit my Playlists on my 'roomy' Mac and then want them to sync to my iPhone. The only way I have found so far is to cut :apple:Music/iClould Music on my iPhone delete all music and then enable them again reloading all from scratch. Hardly a convent method for a simple change.

    Here is what I have found so far for me.

    Change on Mac: iPhone no, iPad yes
    Change on iPhone: iPad yes, Mac no
    Change on iPad: iPhone yes, Mac no
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one.
    Hope there's a fix coming really soon for all these bugs.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...and I'm not so glad to be the one.:D
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hahha, sorry.
    I've been trying to figure out a pattern left and right.
    If I ever succeed, you'll be the first to know ;)
     
  6. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    Shocking. I had the same problem 4 years ago with Match. :rolleyes:

    Well it's not like they have other catastrophic syncing issues too. This is really idiotic - a big reason I've stuck with the Apple ecosystem is because their own stuff is supposed to work with their other stuff.
     
  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How did you resolve these issues 4 years ago ... if you still remember? :p
     
  8. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    I cancelled Match and restored my seriously screwed up library from a backup.

    Sounds familiar...
     
  9. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, not the answer I wanted to hear.
     
  10. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    Same issue here only any change I make on any device has no affect on any of the others.
     
  11. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    At least in your case it's consistent :D
     
  12. flur macrumors 68000

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    That's the thing I really don't understand. Apple took a service that SO MANY PEOPLE had huge issues with, that was full of major bugs, and connected it with a new high-profile service without fixing any of the issues. It seems like a textbook case of stupid.
     
  13. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    YES. It's infuriating, and frankly baffling. I wonder if Match and iCloud Music Library are only 100% reliable if you only have stuff from the iTunes store. Frankly I can't see how it works for anyone, it's so messed up, and this is the only thing I can think of. Or library size? Whatever the case, they're alienating people they say they're catering to - the biggest music fans.

    At least in the new music app I can once again select an artist then one of their albums if I want. Next step is listing the albums in the order I want, not the arbitrary "re-mastered" dates which screw it up. Bah.
     
  14. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I seemed to figure out a constant.
    For me, the syncing issues only happen when I'm trying to edit a playlist that's MAO'd on that specific device.
    When I edit that playlist on another device, it syncs just fine though.

    Can anyone test and confirm/deny?
     
  15. Julien macrumors G3

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    Strangely I added a Playlist on my Mac earlier today and it showed up on my iPhone. I have since added others with no luck. Again they sync fine on my iPad. However my iPhone is where I listen. Not sure what the secret sauce or magic button I pressed is but I can't seen to duplicated it.
     
  16. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    Also odd that I don't see more people complaining about this issue. Are we the minority or is nobody else having this problem?
     
  17. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    I also found this in the mac version of iTunes. Is syncing not supposed to be taking place automatically?
    Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 12.52.42 PM.jpg
     
  18. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    Possible solution!
    I signed out of my iTunes account on all devices. Then signed back in. I had to go back to settings and turn on iCloud Music Library on each device but it seems to be working!
     
  19. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Already tried that too a couple of days ago, but to no avail ... :(
     
  20. lagwagon Suspended

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    Changes made from my phone sync to my MacBook just fine. Sometimes it takes 3 seconds and other times it can take up to a min or two.

    In iTunes try File > Edit > Update iCloud Music Library (as shown in the screenshot a few posts up) if it doesn't update in a somewhat timely manner.
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    I cut off iCloud and Apple Music on my iDevices and my Mac. I'm about to cut them back on my Mac first. I'm just waiting for a fresh CCC backup to finish.

    I'm also having other problems. Manly disappearing Hearts and Star ratings in iTunes that I use for sorting and selection.
     
  22. Julien macrumors G3

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    I decided to do a step at the time. On my Mac I cut on iCloud but NOT Apple Music. Strange that all my Apple Music songs repopulated. However I don't have access to add new ones. So far all my Stars and Hearts are holding. Also had a problem with Playdates resetting but all seems fine so far. Going to give it ½ an hour to be sure all info sticks and then cut on Apple Music. If all goes well then I will move to my iPhone.
     

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