"Waiting for changes to be applied."

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by quikrick11, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. quikrick11 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2014

    Anyone have a fix for this?

    Little background. I recently sent my iPhone 5 off for the Sleep/Wake button recall. Got it back a week later and it was obviously wiped. I restore from iCloud and a random 758 songs show up in my music. I haven't used iTunes Match in over a year so I'm not sure where these songs came from. I delete the entire music folder and do a wired sync with iTunes. Everything seems to transfer fine (about 45GB of music) and I was on my way. After using my device I notice a lot of my album artwork is missing and I have duplicates everywhere. Not sure what happened because I'm pretty anal about keeping my library nice and tidy. I decide it must of been a wonky sync and so I delete the music folder again and try to re-sync my library (this is now on iOS 8). Now every time I try to sync I get stuck on step 4 of 4, "Waiting For Changes to be Applied." I thought it might need a minute or two to work through my library so I let it run FOR 8 HOURS. Nothing. Still "Waiting..."

    I've done my research and see a lot of anecdotal remedies regarding voice memos, voicemails, etc. Nothing is working for me.

    Anyone have a legit fix?

    (I'm running iOS 8 on an iPhone 5 with the newest version of iTunes that was updated a few days ago on a Mac.)
  2. jessedholm macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    I'm having similar issues with my iPhone 6. Cant get it to sync my entire library of songs. Maybe my library os too big?? IDK I was so excited about not having to use iPods anymore. Now it won't work. My next step is to try restoring from backup. I hate doing that with a new phone but its worth a shot! I'll report back....In the mean time try this solution...

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