Songs purchased on phone sync to iTunes, then vanish from phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by OUChevelleSS, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. OUChevelleSS macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008

    I'm trying to track down an issue with syncing between iTunes and the iPhone. I am running OS X Mavericks, with the latest version of iTunes, and an iPhhone 5 with the latest iOS 7. Phone is 32 GB, I have about 5.5 GB free.

    So, this is the second "round" that I've battled of this. Here is what happens:

    I buy a song or album on my phone. Later, I sync with iTunes, and the music makes it over from the phone to iTunes. It remains in iTunes, but vanishes from the phone.

    I currently sync all music to my phone, but only checked or selected songs. I've verified these songs are selected/checked. They just won't sync back to the phone again. I turned on iTunes Match, in case that was an issue, but it wasn't it.

    Moreover, I see them in the cloud on my iPhone (selecting "view all music" in settings). When I try to download, the cloud turns into a spinning circle for a moment, then changes back to the cloud symbol.

    Last time this happened, in the spring, I found that I could "repurchase" the songs from the store and download. But then syncing would take the songs away again. Eventually I fixed it, but I can't remember the ultimate solution. I believe it was wiping all music from the phone and syncing everything again. But even then, I had to do that two or three times to get all the music on the iPhone, where it has stayed since. Except for this new album, which I bought last week.

    Overnight, I tried erasing all my music and then resyncing. The music in question didn't copy over, and in fact now I notice some other music did not copy.

    Any ideas? I am just not sure if it's the phone side or the iTunes side. Thank you.
  2. OUChevelleSS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008

    I hate to bump an old thread but now this is happening to songs that I download elsewhere and then import into iTunes, like talks from websites.

    I see everything checked in iTunes, I can listen to songs for a sync, but I sync again and some of them disappear. Any ideas?

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