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ITouch will not manually sync to iTunes

For some reason, when I open Itunes, and click on my device, the summary page has "Open iTunes when this iPod is connected" and "Manually manage music and videos" checked. But then when I go to the Music tab, it won't let me only select certain folders to sync! (All Songs and Playlists is grayed out and checked but Selected Playlists is grayed out and NOT checked)

When I click on "Sync Music", it will say that all contents on my ipod will be erased and synced with the items in the Library. Any idea on how to fix this?

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  • Kherman1 Jan 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. Any ideas how to fix? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    same problem here - and I'm not sure what the deal is - I never had this problem with my older (20 gig) ipod - and now with iTouch it's an issue! Wish I knew the answer

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    great 4 people have the same problem without any answers.

  • BoldBeauty Mar 21, 2008

    Same issue here, very dissapointed with this latest iTouch v iTune......

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    the symbol of a music note and disc is frozen on my itouch

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    when i connect my ipod touch it doesnt sync a agreement comes up and it says to save it when i do nothing happens

  • Loki187jb Nov 18, 2008

    will not sync automatically

  • kscott12 Dec 27, 2008

    I kinda have the same problem, but mine will sync everything i have bought thus far on Itunes except Tv shows and Movies. Does anyone know how i can get these TV Shows and Movies onto my Ipod or why they will not sync along with my songs and music videos? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.

  • ohhhhhhsix8 Jan 01, 2009

    When I click on "Sync Music", it will say that all contents on my ipod will be erased and synced with the items in the Library. Any idea on how to fix this?

  • csdunracn Jan 02, 2009

    I cannot get 2 songs I downloaded from iTumes to sync to my iTouch. They show in my library, and the album covers are even there. Any help ? I have deleted the playlist and redragged over to it!NADDA! It deleted the song and the artist that WAS on the iPod before I tried to add the second somg to it..!

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I cannot sync the Itouch to Itunes. My computer opens a window saying it recognizes a camera, not an Itouch. My computer is somewhat old, but I also have a Nano and a Ipod that works great.

    Why does my computer recognize the itouch as a camera?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Kinda the same problem. I Have music in my itunes playlist but it wont sync to my itouch no matter how many times i click and drag it wont sync!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    I have the exact same problem

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Hi Try this to fix the problem: (its from the Itunes help menu)

To add songs to iPod manually: iTouch will not manually sync to iTunes - step_1.gif Connect your iPod to your computer.
step_2.gif When the iPod icon appears in the iTunes window (under DevicesiTouch will not manually sync to iTunes - step_3.gifit.
step_3.gif If thiTouch will not manually sync to iTunes - step_4.gifpane is not showing, click the Summary tab.
step_4.gif Select "Manually manage music." (IiTouch will not manually sync to iTunes - step_5.gif an iPod that displays video, the checkbox says "Manually manage music and video.")
step_5.gif Click Music (below Library, on the left side of the iTunes window) and then drag songs and playlists to your iPod.

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Hi everyone - well, after reading that everyone has the same problem, I decided to call Apple directly and get the solution; it's so simple that even I can do it and it works!!!

All you have to do to sync the music manually is make sure that in the summary tab you have the "manually sync music" box checked and click on apply. Then, all you have to do is go to the left-hand side and click on music. Once that comes up and you see your music, just drag it to your device and it will sync. So you know, when the album artwork disappears, you have to put it back in and then drag the music - otherwise, the music will just go into your songs directory.

Good Luck

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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Its kind of easy=] U just go to Music Section & you will see all you downloaded albums and stuff. Click each album o song and drag to the section " Devices" under that you ll see a ITouch Symbol. Drag the Album or song to that symbol. Then Your ITouch will say "Sync in Progess" So that means you ae doing it right! :D =]

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

Thanks. But, how about photos? I can't see photo on left-hand side of I-tune.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

Yeah same and mines is BRAND NEW im so MAD!!!!!!!!!!

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Had this problem with my mom's iPod Touch. Be sure on the main screen you have manually sync music checked!

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Syncing music manually
If you prefer not to automatically sync music content to your iPod or iPhone, you can set up manual syncing.

Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.
Select your iPod or iPhone in the Devices section on the left side of the iTunes window.

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In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab.
Select the option to "Manually manage music and videos" or "Manually manage music." This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting those options in each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting it from your computer.


Click Apply.
To manually add music, audiobooks, movies or TV shows, choose one of these categories under Library on the top-left of the iTunes window.

Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod or iPhone icon under Devices.

To add a playlist, select it from the left side of the iTunes window and drag it onto your device in the same way.

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When you are ready to disconnect your iPod, select it under Devices and click the eject icon next to it.

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If you've set up automatic syncing, iTunes syncs your device by default whenever you connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer. If you don't want iTunes to sync your device without being prompted, you can change this setting.

You can prevent unprompted syncing for any specific iPod, iPhone, or iPad; or for all iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices you connect to your computer.

To prevent unprompted syncing for a specific iPod, iPhone, or iPad:

  1. Connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer.

  2. In iTunes, select your device (below Devices).

  3. Click Summary, and then deselect "Open iTunes when this Device is connected."

To prevent unprompted syncing for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices:


  1. In iTunes, choose Edit > Preferences.

  2. Click Devices.

  3. Select "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically."

    If this checkbox is selected, any connected iPod, iPhone, or iPad won't sync without being prompted.

To sync your iPod, iPhone, or iPad when unprompted syncing is disabled, connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer, and then choose File > Sync "Device Name" in iTunes, or click your device (below Devices) and then click Sync.

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It sounds like you might have your iPod in Automatic sync mode. When in that mode you can't drag and drop specific videos to the iPod in the manner that you are describing. You've got a couple choices.
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  1. Open iTunes and connect your device
  2. Click on your device name on the left pane under devices.
  3. On the summary tab check Manually manage music and videos
  4. Drag your video from your library onto your device.
  5. Your'e done, it will begin to sync automatically.

2) You can make use of the automated syncing features.
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  2. Select the device from the left pane by clicking on the device name.
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Syncing music manually If you prefer not to automatically sync music content to your iPod, you can set up manual syncing.
  1. Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Select iPod in the Devices section on the left side of the iTunes window. ht1351_7.jpg
  3. In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab.
  4. Select the option to "Manually manage music and videos" or "Manually manage music." This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting those options in each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting it from your computer. ht1351_8.jpg
  5. Click Apply.
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  7. Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod icon under Devices.
  8. To add a playlist, select it from the left side of the iTunes window and drag it onto your iPod in the same way. ht1351_9.jpg
  9. When you are ready to disconnect your iPod, select it under Devices and click the eject icon next to it.

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Last Modified: May 07, 2008 Article: HT1333 Old Article: 304680 Summary iTunes includes several options to automatically or manually sync videos to your iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd generation), or iPod (5th generation). Read this article to learn more about these two methods.
Products Affected iTunes, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod (5th generation)
Syncing videos automatically Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Music tab. Select the checkbox labeled "Sync music" and verify that the "Include music videos" checkbox is also selected. You have the option to sync all songs and playlists or selected playlists.

Movies can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Movies tab and select the option to sync all movies, selected movies, or a certain number recent unwatched movies.

TV Shows can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the TV Shows tab and select the option to sync all TV shows or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent or unwatched.

Video Podcasts can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Podcasts tab select the option to sync all podcasts or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent, new or unplayed.

Click Apply and iTunes will begin syncing the content you've selected to your iPod. Tip: You can use the capacity bar at the bottom of the iPod settings window to determine how much free space is available. The size of a playlist can be determined by selecting it and looking at the bottom of the iTunes window.

The iTunes LCD will display the sync progress and notify you when the iPod sync is complete.



To disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.
Syncing videos manually If your prefer not to automatically sync video content to your iPod, you can setup manual syncing.
Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab. Select the "Manually manage music and videos" option. This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting.

Click Apply. To manually add music videos, movies or TV shows to your iPod, choose one of these categories under LIBRARY in the Source list. Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod icon in the Source list. To add a playlist, select it in the Source list and drag it onto your iPod in the same ways as a video or song.

When you are ready disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.
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iTunes includes several options to automatically or manually sync videos to your iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd generation), or iPod (5th generation). Read this article to learn more about these two methods.
Products Affected iTunes, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod (5th generation)
Syncing videos automatically Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Music tab. Select the checkbox labeled "Sync music" and verify that the "Include music videos" checkbox is also selected. You have the option to sync all songs and playlists or selected playlists.

Movies can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Movies tab and select the option to sync all movies, selected movies, or a certain number recent unwatched movies.

TV Shows can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the TV Shows tab and select the option to sync all TV shows or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent or unwatched.

Video Podcasts can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Podcasts tab select the option to sync all podcasts or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent, new or unplayed.

Click Apply and iTunes will begin syncing the content you've selected to your iPod. Tip: You can use the capacity bar at the bottom of the iPod settings window to determine how much free space is available. The size of a playlist can be determined by selecting it and looking at the bottom of the iTunes window.

The iTunes LCD will display the sync progress and notify you when the iPod sync is complete.



To disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.
Syncing videos manually If your prefer not to automatically sync video content to your iPod, you can setup manual syncing.
Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab. Select the "Manually manage music and videos" option. This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting.

Click Apply. To manually add music videos, movies or TV shows to your iPod, choose one of these categories under LIBRARY in the Source list. Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod icon in the Source list. To add a playlist, select it in the Source list and drag it onto your iPod in the same ways as a video or song.

When you are ready disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.

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