Unable to delete or add new songs to iPhone 4

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  1. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I recently re-installed Windows 7 on my PC. I plugged my iPhone in for the first time because I wanted to add some new songs. I found that I wasn't able to delete any songs or add new ones. I even synced and created a new backup, but to no avail. I really don't want to have to restore but I will if I have to. :(
     
  2. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    Did you backup your old iTunes library? If you did then you should be able to select that library and it should recognize your iPhone.
     
  3. awadeee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No. Unfortunately, I did not save the library file. I manually saved all my iPhone backups to an external hard drive, and then after the re-install, just re-imported all of my music and backups. I didn't realize there was going to be a discrepancy.

    Is there anything I can do to circumvent this? I really don't want to have to restore.
     
  4. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    Hmm. You shouldn't have to restore your iPhone. iTunes should ask you something along the lines of "do you want to sync your iPhone with this library." Did you try to erase and sync your music?
     
  5. awadeee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My iPhone won't let me delete the music from it without restoring.
     
  6. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    Did you click "Manually manage music and videos"?
     
  7. awadeee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it will restore the phone completely, not just erase the music.
     
  8. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    It shouldn't. It should just erase all media, but keep all your apps and contacts. Before you try it backup your iPhone.
     
  9. awadeee, Aug 1, 2011
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    I'll give it a try!

    EDIT: Yeah, it just deleted all my songs, nothing else! The way iTunes worded it made it sound like I was getting my entire phone restored. I'm supposed to be an iPhone guru, how did I not know this? :p
     
  10. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    Don't sweat it. You never really know until you go through it yourself :p
     

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