Howdy all, I've been annoyed by this problem long enough to finally post to see if I can find any help or troubleshooting tips. Alrighty, basically I have both my iTunes and iPhone 5 updated to the latest versions... and that's when all this trouble started, right after the updates were made. Let me be clear that my iPhone/iTunes worked properly and synced fine together in the past. Now my iPhone takes AGES to sync properly with iTunes and load on things like my music files. Before it would just go through and load things up at a decent pace and finish. But now it seems to sit and chug away on the last step "copying music files to device" or something like that. It is frustrating. I sat and sat there and watched it chug away for about a half hour before finally removing it. Everything seemed to have loaded onto my phone fine... but it hadn't. When setting my music on shuffle, I noticed something strange. Instead of it shuffling through my songs 1 by 1 it would skip from say 1 to 4 to 9 to whatever in the list. I thought that was the oddest thing. After that, I was resting and had one of my favorite albums playing and as I sat and listened, I noticed that some songs were not playing -- turned out they weren't even in the album. Then later on, I was trying to play a song for a friend and when I clicked on the song in the album it just dissapeared and left my album track listings incomplete... (say for example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10). Even my podcasts app is being weird... it seems that every time I sync up my iPhone to my iTunes account, it erases my previously downloaded catalouge of podcasts and I have to re-download them... and THAT even takes forever. OH! I almost forgot. Also... (and this could be the most annoying thing yet) ever since I updated, iTunes has been adding a mysterious orange category to my GB % usage... it is tacking on about 30% and filling up my phone's space with nonsensical nothingness. WHAT THE HECK!?!? I have tried erasing all my music from my phone and re-syncing it back on... but it still sits and chugs away at that last "copying files" step. I was looking into reseting my phone completely but I was worried I would erase my app and contact list data. Or is there a way to re-set my phone without wiping that important data? What the heck is going on here?? Something funky is up with my iPhone or iTunes, or maybe even both! HELP PLEASE!! Please... anybody??