Music Syncing

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Neo1975, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Neo1975 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2015
    This has always been hit and miss in my experience. Why does the watch have to be on the charger ?

    Apple seem to make it harder than it needs to be.

    Mine is currently stuck syncing songs. Tried all sorts of stuff but no dice.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Music sync on watch is always slow regardless. I am not sure watchOS 6 will improve that but I doubt it. Apple clearly wants to force user to NOT use iTunes at some point. But we will see.

    For now, try and see if watch can connect to the same wifi network as iPhone, as it might transfer files using faster wifi instead of slower bluetooth. My test in watchOS 4 shows with Wifi, 8GB of data can be transferred in an hour or 1.5 hours, whereas using BT, it can easily take 4 hours if not even longer.
  3. oeagleo macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2016
    West Jordan, Utah
    I read somewhere a while back in these forums that when synching podcasts, it defaults to bluetooth. If you turn bluetooth off, then the transfer goes by wi-fi, which is much faster. Try that and see if it doesn't speed up the transfer.
  4. Hi Tek macrumors member

    Hi Tek

    Sep 27, 2015
    Canada, Hali
    You can watch the progress of the songs syncing in the Watch app > Music.
  5. robotica macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2007
    Last time I put 10 apple losses albums on my watch, I just made sure the first couple of songs were ok and it was done in the morning. Over Bluetooth, as I rarely turn on WiFi on the watch itself.

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