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  • Fix iOS 4.2ís Disappearing Music Bug


    It seems that Apple is having a tough time ironing out all of the bugs in the recent iOS 4.2 update. First, the iPadís Wi-Fi connection issues that caused a delay in the release of the update and now another bug has popped up. Fortunately, this bug is more of an inconvenience than a real hindrance. Some people have reported music mysteriously disappearing on the iPhone and iPod Touch, right after updating to iOS 4.2. The music still appears on the iOS device when connected to iTunes but does not show up on the device itself. This appears to be a database bug, as the music files are still actually on the iOS device, but you just canít access them.

    Fortunately, the solution to this problem is quite easy. All that is required to fix this bug is to plug in your iOS device and launch iTunes. Then in the sidebar, click the arrow next to your device and select music. Play any song and sync your device again. When you go to play a song on your iPhone using the iPod app, all of your music should be available for listening.

    This is an easy solution to a problem that should never have existed in the first place. Hopefully Apple will release another update soon to take care of this problem. A few more beta testers would probably be a good idea as well.

    Source: 9to5 Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fix iOS 4.2ís Disappearing Music Bug started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      updates one after the other. dont they test firmwares before they push the update out. so stupid all that money and no testers.
    1. Armored's Avatar
      Armored -
      At least it's an easy fix. I'm still mad at 3.1.2 for not lettin me sync if I had any voice memos.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      id rather have firmware being tested than have update after update after update ..... shouldnt even happen as author mentioned. now that they have many developers they should start hiring testers.
    1. \m/ibnziceman\m/'s Avatar
      \m/ibnziceman\m/ -
      glad i havent updated yet. i just had a feeling that problems would arise from this update considering how long it took to release and how many GMs they went through. i expect they'll have problems with 4.2.2 as well
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Apple never used to have stupid bugs like this in their firmware releases. What happened to the extensive testing before release? Up until 4.x there weren't any major problems on any device, I don't think.
    1. Jupiter88's Avatar
      Jupiter88 -
      I had this happen to me yesterday when I updated. All I did was a soft reboot and emptied my Multitask tray. Once I opened my iPod is said loading and everything was back..
    1. winex82's Avatar
      winex82 -
      Thanks for the heads up and how to fix the problem, saved me a "wtf?" moment lol.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Aw, and after all the 'hurry-up and release the update" posts from everyone, there are still problems. I'd be happy if Apple took its time. Of course, it's so intent on making it difficult for us to jailbreak or unlock, even though the courts have held that those two items are now legal, that it has lost track of how to make a good firmware that works upon release.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Rumor is 4.3 is coming mid december.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      Apple never used to have stupid bugs like this in their firmware releases. What happened to the extensive testing before release? Up until 4.x there weren't any major problems on any device, I don't think.
      Their software is falling in line with their shoddy hardware problems they are having across all of their products. Apple needs to take a serious look at their QA program.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      As mr117 said....all Apple is concern with with these updates it seems is unjailbreaking people's phones by sometimes masking them to bug fixes like proximity issue. I'm still on 4.1 and don't plan on updating iOS unless some real evidence of improvements.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Rumor is 4.3 is coming mid december.
      heard this on iphonehacks.com, i would imagine there would be testers but im sure they don't do any real world testing so it doesnt get out to the public like the new iphone
    1. acm0810's Avatar
      acm0810 -
      Is anyone experiencing the iPhone slowing down after 4.2 ??
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      This makes me wonder if there are any more bugs. Oh well, I'm not updating if and until 4.3 has something interesting. 4.2's only useful if you really want find my iPhone (which isn't worth the headache of incompatibility issues) or everything in your house is WiFi enabled.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      I haven't had this issue, at least not yet, but wanted to let everyone know about my little adventure today. I downloaded the update last night and tried an upgrade today. I'm not too worried about a jailbreak, but if I feel froggy, I'll try the tethered one. My iPad froze halfway through the install. I force quit iTunes, put the iPad into DFU and tried again. No luck. Or the third time. I decided not to fight with it and made an appointment at my apple store. This is where something really interesting happened. My iPad was at the connect to itunes screen after a failed update attempt. They plugged it into their computer and clicked "Restore and Update." I watched every single step they took. iTunes said it was contacting apple's servers and proceeded to restore and update my iPad. Just to make sure everything went ok I unlocked it and checked my version. It was working great on 3.2.2. The apple rep did not point it towards and firmware files and iTunes verified the update twice during the install. I'm not sure if the process if different for iPads, but maybe apple isn't signing the restores and updates for them. Like I said I don't know much about it.

      Turns out my original problem with it being frozen half way through was because of iTunes. I updated to 10.1 about 2 weeks ago, not too long after it came out and was cleared ok for jailbreakers. Software Update said I had no new software to download. Just for the hell of it I double checked my version. 10.1 build (52). I downloaded iTunes from apple's site and installed it with no problems. Turns out they are on build (54) now and I could restore and update my iPad just fine on this newer version of 10.1.

      Just thought I would share this in case anyone else runs into the same problem.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Shoddy hardware problems? I don't have any of those with three working Apple computers (an iSight rev 3, a 24" iMac and a MacBook Pro), three iPods (Classic 40gb, Classic 160gb, and a cute little Nano), three iPhones (3G, 3GS, and a 4) and an iPad WiFi. In more than 12 years of buying Macs, I've had two issues: a worn-out HD (which cost me $100 to replace) on an old Green iMac and a display issue on an iSight rev 3 (which Apple replaced for free). My issues aren't with hardware. I don't like their corporate attitude at this point vis a vis jailbreaking.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      As mr117 said....all Apple is concern with with these updates it seems is unjailbreaking people's phones by sometimes masking them to bug fixes like proximity issue. I'm still on 4.1 and don't plan on updating iOS unless some real evidence of improvements.
      Agreed!
      I'm on 4.1 and it seems the safer way to go!

      Reply to Cory:
      I just checked my iTunes Version. It is 10.1.0.56 ...
      God only knows what it will be tomorrow!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      Shoddy hardware problems? I don't have any of those with three working Apple computers (an iSight rev 3, a 24" iMac and a MacBook Pro), three iPods (Classic 40gb, Classic 160gb, and a cute little Nano), three iPhones (3G, 3GS, and a 4) and an iPad WiFi. In more than 12 years of buying Macs, I've had two issues: a worn-out HD (which cost me $100 to replace) on an old Green iMac and a display issue on an iSight rev 3 (which Apple replaced for free). My issues aren't with hardware. I don't like their corporate attitude at this point vis a vis jailbreaking.
      I don't know, I guess he means the lack of white iPhone 4 and antennae-gate. My iPod touch 4 and 2 are fine. The 4 still is, anyway.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Zokunei:
      I too am wondering if there are any more bugs! It might be a good idea to stay at 4.1 until 5.0 comes out!
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Agreed! :
      Reply to Cory:
      I just checked my iTunes Version. It is 10.1.0.56 ...
      God only knows what it will be tomorrow!
      You's is build 56? I just downloaded this about 9 hours ago directly from apple's website... This many updates to iTunes in the background... not what I like to see.