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Topic # 109693 25-Sep-2012 13:24 Send private message

My phone is saying I have 10.3GB of music stored on my phone, but I only have 1,670 songs, how can this be possible?

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  Reply # 691122 25-Sep-2012 13:28 Send private message

barlowgirl: My phone is saying I have 10.3GB of music stored on my phone, but I only have 1,670 songs, how can this be possible?


160 songs couldbe 10GB...thats only 10MB per song which as about right for a higher quality encoding.

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  Reply # 691127 25-Sep-2012 13:30 Send private message

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable amount of space for that many tracks.

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  Reply # 691128 25-Sep-2012 13:32 Send private message

ahhh.. so its the type of music I have downloaded?
Im just confused as I have a friend that has about this number of songs on their iPhone and it only takes up about 4-5GB of storage

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  Reply # 691129 25-Sep-2012 13:33 Send private message

I have the opposite problem - it refuses to sync random stuff. It doesn't complain about it, it just doesn't sync it. I have a 64GB iPhone 4S... with 30GB free space that SHOULD be full of music.




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  Reply # 691132 25-Sep-2012 13:38 Send private message

barlowgirl: ahhh.. so its the type of music I have downloaded?
Im just confused as I have a friend that has about this number of songs on their iPhone and it only takes up about 4-5GB of storage


What format/bit rate  do you have your music in?, what is your friends format/bit rate?



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  Reply # 691140 25-Sep-2012 13:48 Send private message

thanks, but I have now set up a new iTunes account.

How do i look at what format the music is in?



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  Reply # 691143 25-Sep-2012 13:51 Send private message

In actual fact I dont really care about having the music on my iPhone as I have an iPod as well which I prefer to have my music on, but I cant get the music off my phone!

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  Reply # 691146 25-Sep-2012 13:58 Send private message

Settings>General>Usage>Music >Edit>Click the red dot

Music gone.

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  Reply # 691148 25-Sep-2012 14:03 Send private message

barlowgirl: In actual fact I dont really care about having the music on my iPhone as I have an iPod as well which I prefer to have my music on, but I cant get the music off my phone!


You can set itunes to only sync playlists with the iphone. So you may setup a playlist to sync just your top rated songs, which may reduce your music on the iphone to 10% of all your music.

You friend probably has their music as low quality mp3s, While yours have probably been encoded at a higher quality.



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  Reply # 691149 25-Sep-2012 14:04 Send private message

yep thanks for that, problem is that I lost all my music on iTunes when my laptop died, so the music is ONLY on my phone. Happy to delete it off my phone, but then cant recover it to my Ipod

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  Reply # 691161 25-Sep-2012 14:18 Send private message

If your music was purchased from iTunes then you can easily re-download all past purchases at no charge. From memory that option is under your account information.

If purchased/obtained elsewhere then I think it's gone.  If you Google it there are some 3rd party programs that claim to be able to get songs off the device back into iTunes, but I have never used them.       

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On the iTunes "summary" page when you plug your device in you can select to reduce the size/quality of your songs (scroll down its near the bottom on that page). You can also choose to sync only selected songs or even manually manage your music - just drag and drop whatever you want on your device, so you can be selective and manage the storage that way.




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  Reply # 691167 25-Sep-2012 14:21 Send private message

scuwp: If your music was purchased from iTunes then you can easily re-download all past purchases at no charge. From memory that option is under your account information.

If purchased/obtained elsewhere then sorry it's gone. I don't believe you can get your music back off an "i" device. Its a one way deal. ? ??

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On the iTunes "summary" page when you plug your device in you can select to reduce the size/quality of your songs (scroll down its near the bottom on that page). You can also choose to sync only selected songs or even manually manage your music - just drag and drop whatever you want on your device, so you can be selective and manage the storage that way.


I think there is 3rd party software that will extract it, but I think it puts all the music into their own folders. Really it should be a simple process but apple don't make things easy when you want to do something that is outside the box.

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  Reply # 691181 25-Sep-2012 14:55 Send private message

Holy thread drift batman, 

Also the OP might get better responses if she didn't simply brush off replies with comments like 
"In actual fact I dont really care about having the music on my iPhone "
after asking questions about music on here iPhone..

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  Reply # 691206 25-Sep-2012 15:37 Send private message

Sharepod will take music off an ipod/iphone.



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  Reply # 691222 25-Sep-2012 16:14 Send private message

thanks for all your replies, I will get it sorted, thanks again :)

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