Upgraded to 4.2 and now my music is "gone"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jamz00, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Jamz00 macrumors member

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    I updated to 4.2 today and now when I try to access my music from my phone it says there's no content and to connect to itunes. However, when I look at my phone's music on itunes everything is there. Also, none of my apps or other data is missing. I tried restarting my phone but it didn't help. Suggestions?
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    This happened to me, although I had only podcasts. What I did was download one new podcast through iTunes on my computer, and did a sync, and then all the older podcasts appeared on my iphone.

     
  3. mrrish macrumors regular

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    For me. I fixed this by restarting my phone and performing a standard sync with iTunes. The library was rebuilt at that point.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Same thing happened me and my iPod touch, but not my iPhone 4 or iPad. Once I plugged it back it in to iTunes and clicked 'Sync' it all re-appeared (nothing actually synced, it just made it re-appear)
     
  5. jlw2387 macrumors member

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    Same happened to me. The music was missing, but once I synced it came back.
     
  6. strodda macrumors regular

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    yea, try what everyone else said... you "might" wanna re-sync, should "fix" your issue.
     
  7. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

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    Actually, the music is all there.

    If you go to "About" you will see the songs and videos listed there.

    Before you update:

    Step#1: Sync

    After you update

    Step #1: Sync
     
  8. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    This just happened to me too.

    I went to Settings, General and About and it says all the stuff is there. But when I click the iPod icon it says there is no content.

    I guess I'll re-sync.

    How annoying.
     
  9. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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  10. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

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    I don't autosync, but this worked:

    1) Attach your phone to your computer.

    2) Play a song on the iPhone via iTunes.

    3) Hit SYNC.

    Library reappears.
     
  11. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Would the music still be gone after a sync if it isn't in the iTunes library?
     
  12. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

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    I could have been more clear. I keep my iTunes library empty and because I manually manage my music and yes, I was able to recover the music in seconds even with an empty iTunes library.
     
  13. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

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    A Sync goes both ways, so it'll update your iTunes.

    How did you get it in there if it's not in iTunes? :D

    I think this happened to everyone. You start iPod. Nothing listed. Go to About and it says there are 200 songs in your phone. :confused:

    Sync. Open iPod. List is back. Takes 2 seconds.
     
  14. Jamz00 thread starter macrumors member

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    syncing seemed to bring everything back. thanks guys.
     
  15. kuctonkucton201 macrumors member

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    are u sure for that??
     
  16. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it's all over the news.

    Happened on my iphone 4 and ipad. With device connected, just played a song from the device while in itunes and resync'd. Also brought back my movies and TV shows. Really annoying but easy to fix.

    Cheers,
     

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