Upgraded to 4.2 and now my music is "gone"

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

  1. Jamz00 macrumors member

    May 9, 2009
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    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


    Feb 14, 2008
    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


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    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

    Nov 13, 2010
    Same happened to me. The music was missing, but once I synced it came back.
  6. strodda macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    yea, try what everyone else said... you "might" wanna re-sync, should "fix" your issue.
  7. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    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


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    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 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
  10. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    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


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Would the music still be gone after a sync if it isn't in the iTunes library?
  12. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    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

    Oct 27, 2010
    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

    May 9, 2009
    syncing seemed to bring everything back. thanks guys.
  15. kuctonkucton201 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    are u sure for that??
  16. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    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.


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