Users Experience Disappearing iPhone iPod Library Bug in iOS 4.2; Check out the Fix

Written By Sam on 27 November 2010
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There have been reports that a section of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who recently updated to the iOS 4.2 are facing a curious issue following the update. Apparently, their iPod music library disappeared when they tried when opening their iPod.app subsequent to completion of the update.

If you are grappling with a similar situation, rest assured, the library hasn’t actually been deleted; it’s just not showing in the iPod app, blame it on a bug in iOS 4.2. However, there is an uncomplicated fix to this bug. All you need to do is:

  1. Connect the iOS device to your PC or Mac and open iTunes
  2. Now, select your device from the left column
  3. Just below your device in the left column, select ‘music’ and play a song
  4. Next, click on ‘Sync’ in iTunes to re-sync your music library
  5. Open iPod.app on your iOS device and wait a moment while your library is repopulated.

Via: Appleinsider.com

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