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Cannot Sync iPhone to iTunes – Fix It

“Since I upgraded to iTunes 11.0.2, I cannot sync my music from iTunes to iPhone 4S. At first I thought it might cause by the iOS 6.1.2 on my iPhone. However, when I tried to sync my iPod touch which runs in iOS 5.1.1 and it has the same problem. iTunes only sync apps properly, but not music. Please help.”

I found that dozens of people have posted the same question ‘iPhone will not sync with iTunes’ at discussions.apple.com like the above user. 95% of people have declared that this problem is caused by a recent iTunes update. Anyway, whether it is or not, when facing the problem, first we should try our best to solve it.

When iPhone doesn’t synch with iTunes, the first thing users are supposed to do is to reinstall iTunes. Before uninstalling iTunes, please make sure all songs, videos as well as playlists have been backed up. Then uninstall iTunes. Download new iTunes installation package at www.apple.com and install iTunes on your computer. Later import all songs and playlist to iTunes.

After reinstalling iTunes Library on your computer, if your iPhone cannot sync with iTunes, maybe you should wait until Apple fix it. It is a bad idea, huh? Some people are saying that their iPhones haven’t synced with iTunes for several months. They can’t wait for a few more months since they need to sync music from iTunes to iPhone? Actually, there are some tips and tricks to help them get through the process.

  1. To buy music from iTunes Store on iPhone. Instead of buying songs in iTunes Store on computer, you should use your Apple ID to get fresh music on iPhone. You know, later after you fix iTunes Library, you can transfer iPhone purchases to iTunes Library on computer to make it contain all songs you have.
  2. If you have some songs and playlists in iTunes Library or computer, you should try Wondershare MobileGo for iOS or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to get these songs and playlists directly to your iPhone without syncing. During the process, data on your iPhone will not be erased. Wondershare TunesGo allows you to copy songs, videos, photos from computer to iPhone directly.

Download TunesGo trial version to copy music from computer to iPhone without iTunes!

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Note: Wondershare MobileGo is an iTunes Companion. It helps users to copy songs, playlists, TV shows, movies, iTunes U, Podcasts from computer to iPhone without syncing. And if users want to transfer songs from iPhone to computer, TunesGo can also be helpful.

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