iTunes 11 not syncing with iPod Touch 4

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  1. lettophilia

    lettophilia New Member

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    Alright, I see other people are having this problem, but none of their solutions seem to work for me. Here's the problem...

    I'm operating on a Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and an 8 GB iPod Touch 4. I upgraded to iTunes 11. I plugged in my iPod to update my music and no music was transferred. iTunes goes through the steps (ex. Preparing to sync...determining apps to sync), but when I check my iPod nothing has changed. I've tried the following:
    1. Fiddled with manually managing music vs automatically
    -When on manually managing music, I've tried "Entire music library" and "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres"
    -I've tried only syncing Genius playlists
    2. Using different iPod cords to connect with the computer
    3. Changing my settings to sync over wi-fi (it should be noted that when I did this, the iPod did not register the change - so I guess none of my other settings are syncing either)
    4. Changing the settings of adding movies/tv shows/apps/books/info (nothing was added/erased on my iPod)
    5. Restoring my iPod to its factory settings (so now I have no music on my iPod)
    6. Restarting my iPod and computer.
    7. Authorizing and deauthorizing my computer

    I should also mention that I've tried syncing separately on all the different tabs (settings, music, and on this ipod). When I chose to manually manage my music and go to the "Music" tab, I check "Sync Music" (Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres) and it says I have 500 songs chosen. Sometimes at the bottom, where it tells you how much free space if left (and what the other space is being used for) there is only a yellow section that says "Other" (right now it's telling me that I have 5.34 GB of free space). If I try syncing, it will briefly show the Apps and Music space that is being used, but then it always reverts back to just the yellow "Other" section.
    Lastly, after I try that and go back to the "Settings" tab, the "Manually manage music and videos" option is unchecked again. It all just seems really out of whack.
    I might be forgetting some of the things I've tried, but any other suggestions? I know I can still try re-installing iTunes (I'd probably go back to an older version) but I'd like for that to be a last case scenario.
     
  2. Graley

    Graley New Member

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    Try this.
    In iTunes left side bar see iPod when connected by USB.
    Click iPod..click music. You see all music in iTunes on computer.
    Select/deselect chosen music tracks. Sync..apply.
    That should update the iPod.


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  3. lettophilia

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    I tried! No dice, it still just goes through the steps of syncing but nothing actually happens.
     
  4. Graley

    Graley New Member

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    One more remote possibility...the USB from iPod to computer should be plugged directly into computer. Not via USB hub or USB extension cable.


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  5. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Good suggestion.
     
  6. lettophilia

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    Hey, in case anyone has the same problem, I solved mine! I synced my iPod to another computer, it worked, then I synced it to mine and everything was okay
     

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