There’s an image you don’t want to see when you open the iPod app on your iPhone. It’s the one I saw the first time I opened the iPod app after installing the iOS 4.2 update on my iPhone 4. Considering that I keep over 10GB of music synced to my iPhone, seeing ‘No Content’ […]
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Disappearing Music Library in iOS 4.2 on the iPhone, and a Quick Fix

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There’s an image you don’t want to see when you open the iPod app on your iPhone. It’s the one I saw the first time I opened the iPod app after installing the iOS 4.2 update on my iPhone 4. Considering that I keep over 10GB of music synced to my iPhone, seeing ‘No Content’ is a little alarming.

Luckily, I’d already seen several reports around the web on this issue, and some suggested quick fixes. The one I was going to attempt was this one via Apple Insider:

  • Connect iPhone to iTunes via USB
  • Play a song on the iPhone itself from iTunes
  • Click the “Sync” button to re-sync the iPhone
  • Open the iPod application on the iPhone to rebuild the music library

    When I connected my iPhone to my MacBook Pro and iTunes I found – for me at least – the solution was even shorter.

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    I just connected my iPhone, clicked on it under Devices in iTunes, and opened the iPod app on my iPhone. As soon as I did that the iPod app’s screen switched to saying ‘Updating Library’ and within less than a minute it was happy and seeing all of my music library again.

    Have any of you seen this problem with your music library after the 4.2 update? If so, did the same fix work for you, or have you got a better one?

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