iPhone re-downloads entire library at every sync


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 9, 2014
Reckon I'm gonna lose it with iOS13/Catalina pretty soon.

Fresh hell I'm in: every time I plug my iPhone in or hit sync, iOS re-downloads every song in my Music library (I am not an Apple Music subscriber). Given I've got around 800 songs at high bit rates, I'm rewriting gigabytes of data every time the iPhone syncs. Worst part is, I'm not sure if this a bug or a "feature" (as Apple is very fond of calling them nowadays).

Never should have "updated" to Catalina. Ugh.