No artwork when syncing with "convert higher bit rate songs "

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  1. dknightd, May 19, 2012
    Last edited: May 19, 2012

    dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    I just resynced the music on my iphone using the option to "convert higher bit rate songs to 192 kbps aac".

    Now the music on my phone has no artwork. None.

    It used to be synced with convert to 128 using an older version
    of itunes, and ios software - then it had art.

    I restored my phone, then tried again. Still no art.
    Maybe I should try 128, but I prefer to use 192 if possible.

    All the music in my iTunes library has embeded art. Most of it is alac or 320 mp3. iTunes version 10.6.1. iPhone 4 running ios 5.1.1

    Any ideas?

    Edit: just tried 128 - still no art - I've reported the problem to Apple . . .
  2. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2012
    i had the same issue. i did 256kbs but i noticed artwork that was there, not wasn't....uncheck manually manage and hit sync (assuming you want all the songs)
  3. dknightd thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    syncing all music is not an option. Perhaps I'll try making a playlist to sync and see if that preserves art. But this phone sometimes gets connected to another computer, so this may not be the best alternative for me.
  4. dknightd thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    Ok syncing playlists works. Now I have art again.

    It has been awhile since I used this option - now it appears
    there is a "Manually added songs" option. But I can't seem to copy a song
    manually - darn.

    I'm just going to assume there is some weird bug I've run into. Apparently I use my phone in ways apple does not test. bummer.

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