Music, Podcasts and Video Gone

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  1. gornackguy macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that my almost 2,000 songs, podcasts and videos are gone from my 15GB Iphone 3G.

    Things that changed since I last had them:

    *traveled domestically and back
    *Used Bluetooth to sync to a new GPS

    Wha happen?

    thanks,
    Curt
     
  2. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    First, are you sure that you synced them in the first place? Where they there when you left? Did you do a wipe?
     
  3. gornackguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If by "...are you sure you synced them in the first place?" You mean, "Were they actually on your IPhone?", yes they've been listening to them on my IPhone for months. That should answer the "Where they there when you left?" I believe I listened to them on the plane going to my destination.

    "Did I do a wipe?" I synced the way I always do.

    ALso of note: my summary screen says over 10GB is being used for other. What could that be?

    CW
     
  4. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    That could be your music. Plug it back into the computer that has all of your music on it and sync. That could fix the problem. Did you by chance plug it into another computer between the last time you listened and the time you noticed they were missing?
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He meant did you have them synced to your computer. Anyway, I think if you do a reboot you'll be okay. I'm in my iPhone right now, but we've seen the "other" issue before.
     
  6. gornackguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As the songs are not on my computer's hard drive either, are there specific sync settings I should or shouldn't use?
     
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    Here's one solution I found, which does sound like possible reason you lost all your stuff (but you didn't say you were on any other computer):

    The other plausible explanation is you just messed up your sync before you went on vacation. For example, if you added a ringtone and synced that, it would wipe your music, if you did an auto-sync. However, you would think you'd see that happen immediately and I believe you said you listened to your music while on vacation.

    The other solution was the reboot, which I already told you about and you did.

    The first solution doesn't help you however, since you don't have anything on your hard drive, so you can't resync. The lesson to learn is always have backups. Sorry.

    As far as settings for syncing go:
    Change your sync setting from auto to manual. You want to be in control of your sync.

    Then you can just drag music to your iPhone as well as ringtones.

    Make sure you go into the info tab and set up everything you can to sync (notes, contacts, calendar, etc.)

    Back up, back up, back up your music and other important stuff. Backup your iTunes folder.

    If I'm leaving anything out, hopefully someone will add to this.
     

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