Not all songs transfer to iPod
Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.
Q:My iPod classic and iTunes are all up to date. However the iPod says that there are 15 songs less than what is in the library. Do you know why that would be? When I check the songs, it seems that all the songs are there when I randomly check the music that I update. Is this a common problem? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
A: There are a few possible reasons for this discrepancy. One possibility is that you may in fact have items such as digital booklets in your Music library that are not actual songs, in which case these would be shown in the total song count at the bottom of the iTunes window but would not be transferred onto your iPod as it has no way of dealing with digital booklets. Many albums from the iTunes Store come with these types of extras, which are basically PDF files or interactive QuickTime files and can only be viewed through iTunes itself. Digital booklets are identified in your iTunes library by a small book icon beside the track name. You can also add the “Kind” column to your track listing by selecting View Options from the View menu and then sort on that column to group them all together.
It is also possible that these 15 missing files are not compatible with your iPod for one reason or another. Even modern iPods can sometimes still have issues with obscure bit-rates or non-standard track information. While not likely an issue with any music bought from the iTunes Store or imported from your own CD collection, this is not uncommon at all in tracks that have been acquired from less legitimate sources. iTunes should normally warn you if it cannot sync files that are incompatible with your iPod, but you may have disabled these warnings in the past by checking a “Do Not Display Again” checkbox. You can reset these warnings by right-clicking on the iPod in the iTunes Devices list and choosing Reset Warnings from the context menu.
In some cases iTunes will also not copy tracks from your library if they are duplicates of an existing track—that is to say if the track name, artist and album are the same. You can filter your iTunes library for duplicate tracks by choosing Display Duplicates from the iTunes File menu.
- Will removing a credit card from Safari also remove it from Apple Pay?
- Can I mute Handoff calls coming into my Mac from my iPhone?
- How do I keep my iPhone calls from ringing on my Mac?
- Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?
- Why doesn’t my iPhone reconnect to Wi-Fi after I turn it on?
- Why can’t I see the iPad-style landscape view on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- ConnectSense Smart Outlet adds power monitoring, reduces price
- Automatic releases new Automatic Lite version of car monitoring accessory
- Apple releases fourth tvOS 10.0.1 beta
- iOS dev finds unimplemented one-handed keyboard in iOS code
- Apple sends out press invites for ‘Hello Again’ Oct. 27 Mac event
- Apple releases fifth beta of iOS 10.1 to developers
- Apple partners with builders to include HomeKit-enabled devices in new homes
- Report about Apple Pay in Japan hints at Oct. 25 release for iOS 10.1
- Apple Pay adds 20+ new U.S. banks and credit unions, MBNA Canada coming ‘mid-2017’
- Misfit launches Phase smartwatch
- Incase Icon, Pop, and Textured Snap for iPhone 7/7 Plus
- Philips Hue Motion Sensor
- Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones
- Tech Armor FlexProtect and Shock Flex for iPhone 7/7 Plus
- SwitchEasy Flash and Fleur for iPhone 7/7 Plus
- Blue Microphones Raspberry Mobile Microphone
- Incipio Haven for iPhone 7 and Reprieve Sport for iPhone 7 Plus
- Mophie Hold Force Magnetic Case System for iPhone 7
- Speck Presidio and Tech21 Evo Tactical for iPhone 7
- Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of watchOS 3
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 10
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Photos gets Advanced Computer Vision
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers ‘clarity and simplicity’
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Maps gets a major redesign
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 shakes up the user experience
- Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real speed boost
- Inside the betas: A sneak peek at what’s new in tvOS 10
- Filling the Gap: A look at third-party HomeKit apps