iPod Shuffle won't play music unless plugged into iTunes.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gslrider, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    Any reason why my iPod Shuffle won't play the music I just synced to it? Once I disconnect from my computer and I play one of the songs I synced, my iPod tells me I must connect to iTunes to sync my music. When I reconnect I don't have to sync, but it will play the music that wouldn't when disconnected.
  2. mythjen macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2012
    Your ipod shuffle

    Yo gslrider!

    Are the tunes you mentioned in the Music Library? You need to have these in the Library after you sync, where you can upload them in into the shuffle and play them even after disconnecting from your pc. This is done for easy loading and replacing of playlists at your convenience. Good luck!
  3. gslrider thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    Yeah, all music is in the Music Library, it's even listed on the Shuffle. But for some reason it won't play when disconnected from iTunes. Asks to sync to iTunes.
  4. HurtinMinorKey macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2012
    Ipod Shuffle has been designed to break since ver 1. I think I've had 4 of them(and about 8 different chargers because those were designed to break with such genius it's almost a thing of beauty). It's a good thing they are so cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for.
  5. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    I think in iTunes you can restore or reformat the shuffle try that. If that don't work drive is corrupt and time to buy a new one. And as said before they are so cheap its not that big a deal.

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