iTunes keeps erasing my songs, please help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by houssein31, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. houssein31 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    I have been dealing with issue for so long now, I can't take it anymore. Every single time I sync my iPhone to my Mac it erases about 200-300 songs forcing me to redownlod them all the time. It's really bugging me.

    I would simply stop syncing my iPhone to my macs but I only do it so I can get my playlists I need to sync

    I'm pretty sure its some option I need to adjust on iTunes (one my Mac) but I just don't jnow)

    Can someone please tell me how to fix this??

  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    ITunes > Preferences > Devices > make sure the box to sync automatically is not checked. When your phone is connected to iTunes and you want to sync music, make sure it is set to sync only the songs that are checked, if that is what you want. That should solve your problem.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    "I would simply stop syncing my iPhone to my macs"

    Classic user error. The issue seems to be that you don't have the same songs and library files on multiple computers.

    There won't be a problem if your library contains the same songs as your iPhone.

  4. houssein31 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    All my library through all my Macs and idevices are the same
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    How do you sync them? And what do you sync?
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Are the songs being deleted from your iPhone, or from iTunes on your Mac?
  7. GanChan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2005
    Actually, it looks the sync box in the current version of iTunes does the opposite -- it prevents automatic syncing instead of allowing it. In which case, you would want to make sure it's checked. I guess it depends on which version you're using.

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