Large music library slowing down Itunes store?
I have about 8000 songs loaded on my iphone 4s and the itunes store is painfully slow to browse. I thought it could be the WIFI at home but my gf's iphone can browse just fine. Specifically I am browsing music to purchase. It takes about 50 seconds to load an albums page and sometimes freezes the app entirely. I did a restore and tried without my music loaded and it worked fine. Soon as I loaded my music back on I get the same slow results as before. I am not using match.
Edit: I have a feeling it is scanning my library each time I look at an album to see if I own it. I can browse video's just fine without it lagging.
Last edited by dolomatt; 05-13-2012 at 07:50 PM.
- 05-13-2012, 08:29 PM #2
- 05-14-2012, 05:07 PM #3
That's good thinking. I have the same problem, and the same huge music collection. I rarely "use" iTunes since it is so horribly slow to use, and more often than not, just locks up. This is on a high-end Windows PC that handles everything else with ease. I only use iTunes for my backup. If I want to buy from the iTunes store, I always use the iPhone, not the desktop program.
- 05-14-2012, 06:04 PM #4
- 05-14-2012, 07:46 PM #5
weird. happened to me too.
I've never bought any music from itunes so it took me forever to even figure out how to open the store. I was busy looking for an icon. But i got about 7000 songs and same thing happened to me. I notice it only froze when i scrolled all the way down. That said i really don't care cause i don't use it. As for itunes match, i need my music locally. I often don't have a connection. Like just today when i was in Costco. Regardless i have 20000 songs on google music for free if i need to stream something in a pinch. I have the gmusic app. Free is much better deal then itunes match for me.
- 05-14-2012, 09:43 PM #8
- 05-15-2012, 02:53 AM #10
App Store - gMusic: A Google Music player but i'm with you. i got 64gb for a reason. I stream stuff on tune radio occasionally and it's surprising how often i end up losing a connection and getting stuff buffering. Granted i'm on crappy sprint but i've found streaming an often unreliable solution at the moment.
- 05-15-2012, 09:27 AM #11
- 05-15-2012, 01:18 PM #13
I too have this issue--I cannot download podcasts from the app anymore, images do not render, etc. I have approximately 1800 songs, and am jailbroken.
EDIT: Ironically, I only have this issue with the iMore podcast. The other ones I open in iTunes.app work fine. they load 10 at a time, and every thing renders. Just not that one.
Last edited by laelipoo; 05-15-2012 at 01:53 PM. Reason: more information
- 05-18-2012, 08:27 AM #14
- 12-09-2012, 06:25 AM #15iPhone Nanite
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Re: Large music library slowing down Itunes store?
Unbelievable! I actually liked iTunes, until version 11 was released. So many routine operations are unbearably slow! Even a simple function like deleting a song can take more than a minute! And forget about updating a song's metadata. Anybody figure out a work-around (other than using another app instead)?
- 12-09-2012, 03:45 PM #16
- 12-09-2012, 03:49 PM #17Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
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- 12-09-2012, 05:05 PM #18