iTunes - a big fat Liar?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vitolanzafame, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. vitolanzafame macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Hi all

    I have itunes on my mcabook pro retina, with my iphone 5, 16Gb

    Like many people with only 16g to play with, I'm constantly running out of space on my iphone. It really does my head in, as I feel I've whittled it down to the bare minimum of photos, apps and music that I am not willing to get rid of.... but something always felt very strange, like i couldn't quite believe that itunes was telling me the truth.

    So i downloaded a file explorer for itunes, and it tells me a different picture: itunes tells me I have 5.57G of audio (920 songs) which i believe includes my voicememos and podcasts. The explorer on the other hand tells me I have 4.5G ! this also includes voicememos and podcasts.

    Tbh, itunes has becomes more and more baffling and frustrating to use in conjunction with my phone. It tells me for example that my phone contains many voicememos which simply are not there, it has hundreds of greyed out memos and songs, and each time I try and delete a song or voice memo on the phone via itunes, it then automatically starts adding more songs that i don't want. Apparently this autofill feature is impossible to turn off.

    Can anyone suggest a way that i can get a true representation of what is going on my phone? Does anyone else feel like the synchronicity between phone and itunes is a huge pile of poo? I'd really love to not have to restore my phone, or other drastic measures like reinstalling stuff....

    thanks in advance.

  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    The iPhone does not always completely delete songs/audiobooks that are removed in iTunes. I have to reset my iPhone on a regular basis because the files are on the phone, without anyway to remove them. It started around iTunes 10 I believe.
  3. vitolanzafame thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Oh Joy

    Thanks T'hain. So i reset the phone via the handset and then restore it from a last backup with itunes? I'm gonna lose stuff aren't I.

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