Music On iPhone Disappeared
I've been away from my pc for a few days and I've been downloading podcasts on the fly, over wifi mainly.
Now, I just downloaded a podcast over 3G, whilst
listening to another podcast. During the download, the iPod stopped playing and when I went
back in to iPod, all my songs, music videos, tv shows, and the podcasts I synced over is gone. All the files that were downloaded post sync are still there (though the playcounts have been reset).
I've checked the about tab in settings and it says 0 songs etc BUT there is still only 1GB of free space on the iPhone so it is still on the iPhone.
I've restarted the device. I've tried
to search for the songs. It's all gone.
Does anyone have any ideas? I have 12 hours of travel ahead of me, and I don't have my laptop with me.
- 05-21-2010, 03:38 PM #2
- 05-22-2010, 12:10 AM #4
- 05-22-2010, 07:48 AM #6
Since you got it all back once you connected to the computer something may have gotten corrupted on the iPhone that caused them to not appear in the playlist. Once you connected to the computer it was probably rebuilt and was OK once again. I'm just speculating here but glad you didn't lose any of it.
@Ipheuria - Thanks, yeah, there must have been some corruption to the iPod database. When it synced, all that happened was that it transferred the podcasts I had downloaded over to the laptop and it was fine. It's just really bizarre that even iTunes could see all the files on the device when I connected it but the device couldn't play them.
I hope it never happens again - next time I go on a long trip I'm taking the laptop, just in case. :o
- 05-22-2010, 04:22 PM #8
- 07-20-2011, 02:12 AM #9iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
Same problem here.
I left Denmark for Egypt and suddenly everything vanished. So I think it has something to do with travelling. And I know: connect to my computer, but I won't see my comp for more than two weeks... :-(
Also tried downloading a new podcast from itunes. After the download is finished it's gone as well....
- 07-20-2011, 06:00 AM #10
This happened to a lot of people when iOS 4 was first released...it comes down to having to reconnect it to iTunes, letting it sync (which only takes a few seconds since you're not changing anything), and then the music should reappear. I figured they'd fixed this issue, apparently not...certainly a PITA when you're without your computer...
- 09-28-2013, 06:56 PM #11