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iTunes playlist not moving to iPhone

I downloaded a playlist from a pen drive on my desktop and it is not syncing to my iPhone music. I have tried everything Incan think of. Any ideas?

There can be many reasons this has not succeeded. Let's discuss a few:

* The music may be from a different iTunes account and are not authorized to be played on your computer. If the music shows up in iTunes after dragging, you can double click to see if the track plays. If not, you can right click and get info then under "File" you can see if it was a purchased item.

* The file may just be unchecked in iTunes. Unchecked songs do not sync.

* Music could be an incompatible format. ex: wma, mkv, rm

*The "playlist" being drug may not even contain any music.

*iTunes may not be syncing music to the iPhone manually. There are other services such as iCloud music library or iTunes Match that move music to the iOS device over the internet instead of over a wire during a direct sync.

These are only a few possibilities. I would need more information to help more.

songs greyed out in itunes match

Got everything done, including the OS upgrade and the setting up of the 2nd backup.  Did the iTunes match and on the iMac everything looks good but not on the iPad.  I have a lot of songs that are grey out and not accessible.  The ones that I can play have aa cloud with a arrow pointing down on the right side of the screen.  How do I correct this?


Try going into the iPad settings under Music and turning off iTunes Match. Wait about 2 minutes then turn it back on. When you see the warning to replace all the music, select to enable that. Hopefully the greyed out songs will be gone and only your iTunes library (matched from the cloud) will be available.

Can I listen to iTunes match on a plane?

1. If I install iTunes Match on my iPhone am I still able to access the music on a plane/in car - anywhere without 4g or wifi? 2. When I started to install iTunes Match on my iPhone I never received the "delete music?" message that you told me to watch for. Do I manually delete? 3. After installing new software version got an iPhoto message "photo library update cannot be viewed on other devices" - what are the implications of that to iPad/iPhone/etc? Thanks on all

1. iTunes Match relies heavily on a data connection which means that when you click on a song it is streamed down to your device. This requires a data connection like wifi or 4G. However, iTunes Match does allow you to store songs locally on your device so if you want to listen to Bob Dylan’s greatest hits on the plane, you’ll need to click the cloud icon next to each song or whole album and if your iOS device has enough room, it will keep a copy of the song there for online listening.
2. As long as iTunes Match is actually turned on but you didn’t see the “delete music” warning, don’t worry about it.
3. This question is a little vague but I’ll give it a shot. iPhoto update on phone, iPad or computer? There are separate versions to each so it was probably telling you that if you want to use iPhoto on a different device you’ll need to go to each’s respective app store and download the appropriate version. We must also all keep in mind that iPhoto libraries do not sync across devices or computers. Generally I like to suggest that families choose one computer to store all their pictures. Therefore, iOS iPhoto versions are merely to edit a small number of pictures on the go.
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