iTunes has artwork, phone has been synced - iOS still missing artwork

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by petrucci666, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    As the title states - iTunes has all the artwork for music, I've synced the phone multiple times but iOS still misses the artwork.

    I'm using an iPhone 5 on iOS 6.0.1

    iTunes Screenshot (same album):
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    iOS Screenshot:
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    Coverflow iOS:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. sjoerddebruin macrumors newbie

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    Maybe an idea to restart the Music-app on your iDevice.
     
  3. CK1Czar macrumors member

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    My problem is that the correct artwork appears in my iTunes, but on my phone, it syncs artwork from other artist. So, my Brandy album has Bruno Mars as it's artwork
     
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    Check the size of the artwork. IME artwork over a certain size will not sync. I don't know exactly where that threshold is, but it's bigger than 800 x 800.
     
  6. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    This problem has happened to me several times. I think it may happen if the first song (intro I guess?) listed in the album on your iOS device does not have the album cover attached to it, but at least one of the songs in the album does.

    Hopefully iTunes 11 corrects this.
     
  7. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    You may find that 'Christmas Lights' on iTunes doesn't have a artwork. If you select that one file and 'Get Info' does that song have an artwork?

    I have had this problem before. I select a whole album then 'Get Info' and paste the artwork. Sometimes (for some reason) the artwork isn't applied to every song.
     
  8. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, under Get Info there is artwork:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    I copy/pasted the artwork myself from Google Images. What makes is even more strange is that it used to be there before. Somehow it disappeared after a sync. This is happening for other albums as well, not just 'Christmas Lights'
     
  9. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Done it multiple times, still not showing.
     
  10. WeegieMac Guest

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    If you have iTunes Match enabled or if you change the bit rate for syncing music (first sync screen on iTunes) then album art disappears.

    Came across this myself. Disable iTunes Match on the device and ensure you leave the bit rate for synced music to the device at the stock setting in iTunes.
     
  11. soulsteelgray, Nov 16, 2012
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    I've been able to fix this problem before by changing the cover to a different size, like shrinking it from 1500 x 1500 to 1200 x 1200 or something like that.

    I've also been able to fix it by replacing the existing cover with a larger version, like going from 1200 x 1200 to 1500 x 1500.

    Really though, as long as it's a different version of the cover (even if it was the same size; like, say the brightness was different), it showed up on my iPhone just fine.
     
  12. Defender2010, Nov 16, 2012
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    It has nothing to do with bitrate or iTunes Match. BUT: You can fix it if you are using iTunes Match by downloading the song. Deleting it from iCloud, adding it again to iTunes, changing the album cover to your desired size, (the size is irrelevant) then updating iTunes Match. This solved the 5 albums I couldn't get the artwork to show up on. I don't know about syncing the music direct to the device when not using iTunes Match.
    Edit: perhaps if you remove the songs from iTunes and then add them again ? Just a suggestion

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    I discovered this too. If one track is missing a cover it will create this issue. It's does not explain when it happens with single tracks though....
     
  13. WeegieMac Guest

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    If I sync music from iTunes when iTunes Match is enabled on the device, album art is missing. Adding it manually does not work.

    Also, if you sync music from iTunes which you have downloaded from iTunes Match and which is now stored on your drive, changing the bit rate at which you sync the music removes the artwork as you are editing the original file.

    Trust me, been there, done it, trouble shot it, worn the t-shirt.
     
  14. Defender2010, Nov 16, 2012
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    1. Why sync music if you have iTunes Match? Defeats the purpose no?

    2. Why change the bitrate? Do u mean syncing songs to the device at 128kbps instead of the standard 256kbps from iTunes purchases? This does not strip the artwork off the songs, only lyrics....i did this for my sister recently to get more tracks on her iPod Touch...It syncs album art fine this way.
    If you are referring to the above, it doesn't actually change the file, iTunes changes the bitrate on the fly!
    3. This issue is a bug....there is no definite fix. I know what worked to fix my albums that were missing artwork using iTunes Match. Never had any issues when manually syncing music. Works fine for me. Hopefully a fix comes soon. One of the many currently needed!
     
  15. BSigz macrumors newbie

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    It's a common problem since iOS6 came out....
     
  16. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I figured. I don't use iTunes Match at all.
     
  17. WeegieMac Guest

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    There is a setting that says you can import music from iTunes at a certain rate, as you also mentioned, which people often use to save space on the device if all their music is 256kbps or higher and you can opt to convert music to 128kbps (or less) on sync to save space via smaller audio files. If these files have been downloaded from iTunes Match, and are stored on the Mac but have not been synced to the iPhone yet, then changing that bit rate can result in the artwork disappearing. It's something to do with changing the "source" file, as I've witnessed this with both my iPhone and my wife's iPhone. The second I deleted the affected songs from the iPhone, changed the sync bit rate to the stock setting, and resynced the songs again (just dragging them across from music into the iPhone on the left as normal), the artwork was present.

    Handy to know, just trying to help. Although it's interesting to see you did not lose your artwork on your sisters iPod.
     
  18. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I ll check it out later on. Thanks for the explanation. Hopefully this bug gets fixed in iTunes 11. As I said, the artwork was fine when iTunes converted it on the fly whilst syncing to my sisters iPod. (From her library)
    I have never tried converting the files to a different bitrate 'in' iTunes itself before a sync, as I use iTunes Match @256kbps and let it do its thing. So no need. All my songs (either from the store or imported at 256kbps from discs) have 1500x1500 artwork and it works perfectly. Apart from 5 albums which I managed to fix with the method I explained a few posts back. Now it is 100% working fine. Anyhow, hope you get it sorted, if I find any new info I ll PM you.
     
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    Hm. Very strange. I can no longer help you I'm afraid. I hope you get this sorted.
     
  20. HMI macrumors 6502a

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    This happens every now and then with iOS. I think the Music app on iOS becomes confused when navigating between albums quickly. I know for a fact that artwork synced onto iOS devices correctly, but later when navigating albums, I will see the artwork disappear.

    Connect the device to iTunes, uncheck/sync/recheck/sync each song in the affected albums, and the problem should be resolved.

    Although, I don't use iTunes Match yet, so that might add a few more steps as mentioned on a previous post.
     

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