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Friday 23 October 2009

iPhone music stored as other

A few nights ago, I updated my iPhone (3G S) to the latest version. Upon doing this I had to resync it. The next day, while putting an album on, I noticed I had 4.08GB of Music and 4.03GB of "other". It occurred to me that this must be my music.

I googled around quite a bit and the only way I could find to fix this was to restore the iphone and resync everything. This in my opinion, is not good enough. Apparently Apple are aware of this issue but have not issued a fix for it.

I would encourage you all to write to Apple and let them know what you think. Contact details can be found here.

Slow iPhone sync on VirtualBox Ubuntu

Recently I purchased an iPhone. While I think Apple are possibly the least scrupulous company around, I do like their hardware. I had an iPod touch for some time and decided it was time to upgrade.

I have been using Ubuntu as my primary OS for some time, for my iPod (and now iPhone), I run a virtual copy of XP on VirtualBox. What strook me initially was how long the iPhone took to sync, it was far longer than my iPod touch ever took. Up to an hour just to add on album. This seemed ludicrous but I just assumed that was the case.


Ok, I am yet to work out why this works but it does. If it is taking you a long time to sync your iPhone and virtual Windows, change the display resolution on Windows to 800 * 600. This fixes it and it will sync fast. I do not know why (yet). This was never an issue on the iPod touch so I'm not sure why it is on the iPhone. Hope this helps.