Ever since iOS 8 came out, I've had nothing but problems with syncing my iTunes music with my iPhone. You would think everything would just work together like they're supposed to, but sadly, that ended with iOS 8. Syncing music was flawless in iOS 7. Here's why I'm so pissed: 1. Downloaded some music from iTune Store on my iPhone. They appeared in my "Purchased" playlist as normal (although sometimes not all of the songs will be added to "Purchased", but that's another problem all together). So, my purchased songs downloaded and played perfectly fine, all is well.... until I tried syncing with my computer (Mac by the way). 2. Plugged my iPhone into my Mac and start to sync. iTunes starts automatically downloading the songs I bought from iTunes (which is fine), but as my iPhone is syncing, it starts transferring the new music from my iPhone to my computer (meanwhile my computer is still trying to download them from the internet). So now I have duplicates of half of the songs. Ugh. 3. So, I look on my phone in the "Purchased" playlist and notice that half of the songs are now MISSING from that playlist, but they're still in my music library. 4. So I decide to delete the duplicate songs and re-sync. However, after deleting the duplicate songs, BOTH copies of the songs also get deleted at the same time! 5. Feeling pretty upset now, I decide to delete all of my recently purchased songs (13 of them) and just re-download them again. The downloads finish, so I try to sync again. Only this time, the "Purchased" playlist on my iPhone still doesn't show all 13 songs even though the playlist on the computer does. Ugh. 6. Finally, I went into my iPhone's music and manually deleted all 13 songs by doing "Remove Downloads" on each one and sync'd one last time. However, this time iTunes was stuck on "Waiting for sync to start", so I canceled it after some time... except it wouldn't cancel so I unplugged my iPhone (which didn't have the syncing symbol on it anyway, so nothing was actually happening). 7. So then I plugged my iPhone back in and clicked sync once again in iTunes. FINALLY, all 13 songs sync to my iPhone and it FINALLY looks exactly like it did before I tried to sync. I like the fact that I can purchase music from my iPhone, but it shouldn't remove them from my playlist when I try to sync to the computer. The crappy part also is... this isn't just a one off incident. This crap happens to me ALL THE TIME when I try to purchase music on my phone and then sync to the computer. Most of the time the purchases are already finished downloading on the computer before I sync and they still get removed. It's almost like no matter which playlists I transfer them to, they don't show up on my iPhone in those playlists (but, they're still in my main library). I almost ALWAYS have to manually delete the downloads from my iPhone and re-sync to get them to appear in the playlists. It's also weird that SOME songs sync and others don't. Does this happen to anyone else? I've restored my iPhone's from scratch and set up as new and this crap still happens. I'm on the latest iOS 9.3 beta right now (but this isn't a 9.3 issue because it's been happening since 8.0). I think it's because I refuse to use the cloud. I only show local music on my computer and my iPhone. Like I said earlier, iOS 7 always synced perfectly with my iPhone 5s, but right when iOS 8 came out, all hell broke loose and I have to do all these funky work-arounds to get it to work correctly. I don't know how many people use their iPhone for music as much as I do, but I am very organized and my library is very clean with album art on everything and tagged just right. Sorry about the long post, but I was so pissed that I had to vent a little bit. Is it just me with this issue? Why can't it work like it's supposed to?