Can’t Sync Music with iTunes On iPhone/iPad In iOS 8? How to fix the Issue

After updating to iOS 8, many users have faced with plenty of bugs. Though Apple has tried to fix them by updating the operating system with immediate effect, a new bug every now and then has continued to be persistent. A lot of folks are reporting that music doesn’t sync with iTunes on iPhone/iPad in iOS 8.

While trying to sync music with iTunes, users say that all their music gets disappeared. And no matter how many times they try to sync it, it just doesn’t work at all. No music is transferred. Here is how to sort it out easily!

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Can't Sync Music with iTunes On iPhone or iPad In iOS 8

How To Sync Music with iTunes On iPhone/iPad In iOS 8

First off, to solve this, you have to turn off iTunes match.

Step #1. Launch Settings

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Step #2. Tap on Music

Music Setting in iOS 8 on iDevice

Step #3. Turn off iTunes Match (turn off all the iTunes match)

Turnoff Show All Music on iPhone in iOS 8

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That’s done!

The reason why you need to turn it off because, music can’t sync with iTunes if it is turned on. Therefore, you must make sure it turned off before moving ahead with the process.

Now, move ahead with the process.

Step #1. Plug in your iPhone/iPad (running iOS 8 or later.)

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Step #2. Launch iTunes.

Step #3. Click on your iPhone from the drop down menu.

Click on your iPhone from the drop down menu

Step #4. Click on Music (in the side navigation panel.)

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Click on Music in iTunes

Step #5. Uncheck the box for Sync Music. Once you have done it, click on Apply or Sync Music.

Sync Music with iTunes On iPhone or iPad In iOS 8

Step #6. When sync is complete, once again recheck the box for Sync Music and click on Apply or Sync Music.

Step #7. Unplug your iPhone/iPad.

Now, this is the time to check if the music has synced with iTunes or not. This trick has worked with many users and hopefully it will work for you too.

According to the latest media report, iOS 8 adoption has reached well over 56%. Though its launch has been termed as the biggest ever iOS release, users have continued to report of glitches. Probably, this is the reason why, it hasn’t been able to beat the speed with which iOS 7 was adopted.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


  1. I’m having a terrible time with this issue so thanks for these detailed instructions. However, when I go to sync my iphone 6 (ios8) with my Macbook Air (Yosemite) and I click on the Music tab, I do not see the option to sync with all music. The only option I have is to sync voice memos. Argh. At the top of the screen, it says iTunes Match is On. However, I have repeatedly turned iTunes Match off in iTunes (under Store) and on the iPhone (just as you instructed). What else can I do? This is driving me mad. Thanks!

  2. I’ve been do step by step. but my iTunes keep can’t sync with music on my iPhone. what’s happen going on with my phone ? please help me :(((


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