Songs syncing to my Ipod I dont' want sync'd

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by durkeed, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. durkeed macrumors newbie

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    First of all, i'm a new Ipod user so my appologies if this question is elementary to those of you who are seasoned Ipoders. I have been using Itunes for quite some time for music downloads but just recently acquired my first Ipod. I have some songs that I downloaded for my niece's Christmas Ipod. Nothing against Hanna Montana, but I really would rather listen to John Mayer.

    My question is how do I keep Hanna off of my Ipod. A friend at work said just uncheck those songs and re-sync and they will disappear from my Ipod. Tried that. They are still there. Any suggestion would be helpful.:eek:
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    We'll need to know a few things before we can give further suggestions...

    What type of iPod-- shuffle, nano, classic, Touch?
    Do you manage your iPod's contents manually, or do you have it set to automatically sync with a certain playlist (or the Library in general)?
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    In iTunes, click on your ipod, then take a look at the "summary" tab. Make sure "Sync only checked songs" is checked.
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    As your library of music grows, this is usually a better approach. If your iPod capacity is less than all your music, this is almost mandatory.

    You can use the "check" approach. You could also create a playlist that includes everything except Hannah Montana (or any other music that's your daughter's). You could also create a separate playlist for that in case you want to let her listen sometime.
     
  5. sishaw macrumors 65816

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    I second the playlist approach. I've owned various iPods for years, and I started by setting "Sync Only Checked Songs" in the preferences and then unchecking everything I didn't want synced. As my collection grew to 3,000 songs, however, I found I got more mileage by creating playlists and syncing only those playlists that I wanted, and sequestering songs that I was less likely to listen to, but might want to sometimes, to separate playlists. You can also do a little of both--you may have a "Rock/Pop" playlist, for example, where Springsteen and U2 are checked, and Miley Cyrus/Hanna Montana isn't.

    There are a lot of options for this kind of organization in iTunes--this thread hasn't even touched on the smart playlists.
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    yep gotta make sure 'sync with checked songs' is selected.

    i would recommend to make playlists of what you like too. i have over 8000 songs and it's just too hard to manage checking that many songs.
     
  7. durkeed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will try the play list approach

    That's a good idea about using a playlist to manage my music. I will give that a try.

    And I'm using an Ipod Touch 2G

    Thanks for all of the help.
     

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