For IPhone users......

DaSleeper
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If you like to put "all" your music on random play and just skip over songs you don't want to listen to just now.....
Beware of the new ios 8.4 update from itunes...
They have done some major screwing around with the music app.
Also with the new itunes PC update....
I have just spent 3 hours on both
I had to reload all my music on the Itunes program on my PC which took a while because the update had reformatted the way it was presented on my screen and I had to redo all my preferences (start from scratch so to speak)
I was lucky all my songs were still on the phone because now I don't dare sync it to my PC
I just finally found a link wit instructions to Random play all the songs
I just hope it saves someone a lot of work for nothing....
Shuffle Songs in the iOS 8.4 Music App | Kirkville (external - login to view)
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#2
I was afraid of this when I heard about their reworking the music app. But this is an iOS update not a iTunes update is it not? How could it affect iTunes?

Saw this. Doesn't look too bad. I haven't been notified yet of update.

A quick tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app and the Apple Music setup process | Ars Technica (external - login to view)
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I was afraid of this when I heard about their reworking the music app. But this is an iOS update not a iTunes update is it not? How could it affect iTunes?

Saw this. Doesn't look too bad. I haven't been notified yet of update.

A quick tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app and the Apple Music setup process | Ars Technica (external - login to view)

When I saw what the update did to my phone I decided to connect it to my PC to see if I couldn't undo the damage, and when I started ITunes I got an alert that there was an update for it, so like a fool I updated it and all my music disappeared and I had to manually put it back.
Apple must be having problems all my apps Are gone from the ITunes program, and I just checked for further updates and can't connect with the update server........really weird what is going on....
 
eh1eh
#4
I don't use itunes or Apple anything so I'm good. I'll just sit here and wait for Windows 10 to f#ck everything up. lol.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

When I saw what the update did to my phone I decided to connect it to my PC to see if I couldn't undo the damage, and when I started ITunes I got an alert that there was an update for it, so like a fool I updated it and all my music disappeared and I had to manually put it back.
Apple must be having problems all my apps Are gone from the ITunes program, and I just checked for further updates and can't connect with the update server........really weird what is going on....

That sounds like a bug. I don't want to lose my music or my apps.
 
DaSleeper
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

That sounds like a bug. I don't want to lose my music or my apps.

Your apps are still in your Itunes document folder same as your music the folder I imported before
I just imported the apps folder content to the Itunes program and I'm in the process of updating the apps which had'nt been updated in a while.
I know it's working because when an app is updated in ITunes, the old one lands in the recycle bin and they are all there now....16 of them
I hadn't been there in a long time because I update on the phone right over wifi
I usually back-up my phone every few months but now I don't dare do it because of that ITunes glitch.

With the little computer experience I have, I'm wondering what someone with less than me would have done....
And I'm not updating my wife's IPhone until they fix those glitches and certainly not her PC Itunes program!
I can manage to work around that bug in the music app, but I don't think she can.....she gets frustrated waaay too easily
Let me know when you find out that they have a working update....OK?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#7
You're chumps.
 
SLM
#8
I haven't updated my phone yet but I have updated my iTunes. Of course, I'm on a Mac so that could make a difference. I've not seen any problem with any of my music or video files.

I don't tend to use the random play all that often on my phone, are they're other issues? I haven't done the update on my 6 yet.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I haven't updated my phone yet but I have updated my iTunes. Of course, I'm on a Mac so that could make a difference. I've not seen any problem with any of my music or video files.

I don't tend to use the random play all that often on my phone, are they're other issues? I haven't done the update on my 6 yet.

If "random" was truly random, mostly what you'd get is static or the archived speeches of Ronald Reagan.
 
DaSleeper
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#10
Both my wife and I are on the 4S and we both have PC's
After all this bloody work I'm going for a long walk with my wife and my dog.......to rest'

See ya later...
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

If "random" was truly random, mostly what you'd get is static or the archived speeches of Ronald Reagan.

Nah, I'd never download that. I mean, it's got a nice beat but ya can't dance to it.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I haven't updated my phone yet but I have updated my iTunes. Of course, I'm on a Mac so that could make a difference. I've not seen any problem with any of my music or video files.

I don't tend to use the random play all that often on my phone, are they're other issues? I haven't done the update on my 6 yet.

The music app is the only one they worked on that I ever use......all the other ones are in an "Unused App" folder so I didn't even check them out.
One good thing about the music app...... I used it on my walk for well over an hour with bluetooth headphones and the battery on the phone didn't even drop from the 100% mark!

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

If "random" was truly random, mostly what you'd get is static or the archived speeches of Ronald Reagan.

"Random" on an IPhone is as close to true random as I've ever seen in all the music playback devices I've ever owned......I have a little over one thousand song on my phone and once in a while one will pop up that I haven't heard in a long time and once maybe twice a year it will play the same song two times in a row, which wouldn't happen if it was a programed random...(at least I don't think so) unless someone can give me a good explanation.
 
DaSleeper
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Looks like I might not be the only one that had those problems yesterday....
iTunes 12.2 has a huge bug, read this before updating (external - login to view)
Luckily I managed to fix it......
Now I I try to update this is what I get...

Hopefully the next update will be able to access all the data by itself

I was lucky I didn't loose all my music....it was still in the Itunes folders
I also have an external hard drive as a back-up....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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I am doing the updates tonight. My wife did hers with no issue. Intend to say no to Apple Music. From what I am reading, this may be where the bug lies.

iTunes updated. No issues.

Now the phone ...

Phone updated. Apple Music declined.
Last edited by IdRatherBeSkiing; Jul 4th, 2015 at 09:56 PM..
 
DaSleeper
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I never even bothered to join apple music, I got it set to"off" in the settings... cause I checked it out and their radio stations didn't have the music I like.....Got my own app for internet radio stations when I want to listen to music other than my own..
What I still find strange is that one I got all my music and apps back into the ITunes program software I can manage the apps updates OK, but when I try to update the software ...instead of getting..."ITunes is up to date" response I still get what I posted a few days ago....
Well at least everything works on my phone, and I'll wait until apple fixes their bug in the next update to update the wife's phone!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I never even bothered to join apple music, I got it set to"off" in the settings... cause I checked it out and their radio stations didn't have the music I like.....Got my own app for internet radio stations when I want to listen to music other than my own..
What I still find strange is that one I got all my music and apps back into the ITunes program software I can manage the apps updates OK, but when I try to update the software ...instead of getting..."ITunes is up to date" response I still get what I posted a few days ago....
Well at least everything works on my phone, and I'll wait until apple fixes their bug in the next update to update the wife's phone!

So you said yes initially? I said "NO" right from the get go. My settings still say "Join Apple Music". My app store says all apps are up to date.

Not sure why you got unlucky.
 
DaSleeper
#17
My wife keeps getting those telemarketing calls since her cell# is the house # we had for over 40+years and it takes a couple of years before it comes off public listings...
Lately she is having the same number call a couple of times a week...and keeps deleting the number as soon as they hang up.
I asked her to keep the number the next time because the IPhone has a simple "Block" feature...
You just at the number to your contacts.......once in your contacts.....while still in your phone directory.....click on the circled "I"...scroll down to the bottom of that contact page and click on "Block this caller"
I hope it works...
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

My wife keeps getting those telemarketing calls since her cell# is the house # we had for over 40+years and it takes a couple of years before it comes off public listings...
Lately she is having the same number call a couple of times a week...and keeps deleting the number as soon as they hang up.
I asked her to keep the number the next time because the IPhone has a simple "Block" feature...
You just at the number to your contacts.......once in your contacts.....while still in your phone directory.....click on the circled "I"...scroll down to the bottom of that contact page and click on "Block this caller"
I hope it works...

I use block all the time. It has nothing to do with it being a former land number. Cell numbers were added to the allowed list a while back by the CRTC. I get about 3-4 a week. I keep adding them to my Spammer contact which is on the blocked list as well.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I use block all the time. It has nothing to do with it being a former land number. Cell numbers were added to the allowed list a while back by the CRTC. I get about 3-4 a week. I keep adding them to my Spammer contact which is on the blocked list as well.

So you keep adding the numbers to the same contact? neat....keeps the clutter to a minimum....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

So you keep adding the numbers to the same contact? neat....keeps the clutter to a minimum....

Yes, and the block is by contact, I don't have to do that step each time.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Yes, and the block is by contact, I don't have to do that step each time.

Can you "share" or export that list.... let's say with Triedit? and vice versa ?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Can you "share" or export that list.... let's say with Triedit? and vice versa ?

I have yet to find a way to share contacts. I can forward current list but unlike our calendars, they are not able to be synced.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I have yet to find a way to share contacts. I can forward current list but unlike our calendars, they are not able to be synced.

I've done it often with my wife...pick a contact in your list...scroll down to the bottom and you have three choices
Send message
share contact
add to favorites
when you press on share contact the choice to email or text message pops up

Contacts is one of the things I have on cloud, just in case,,,
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I've done it often with my wife...pick a contact in your list...scroll down to the bottom and you have three choices
Send message
share contact
add to favorites
when you press on share contact the choice to email or text message pops up

Contacts is one of the things I have on cloud, just in case,,,

Yes, I can share it via e-mail or text. And my contacts are on the cloud as well. But if I send her a contact then change it, that does not get reflected in her copy also on the cloud (but her cloud). Calendars are fully synced.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Yes, I can share it via e-mail or text. And my contacts are on the cloud as well. But if I send her a contact then change it, that does not get reflected in her copy also on the cloud (but her cloud). Calendars are fully synced.

You can make my life easier if you can tell me how to sync calendars....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

You can make my life easier if you can tell me how to sync calendars....

You would share your calendar with your wife. And she with you. You can designate it to be a particular colour on your phone. Once you have accepted the calendar you should see it in your view seamlessly. Any updates would then be immediately visible across devices. You can also get a sync utility from Apple to sync with your PC/Outlook too.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

You would share your calendar with your wife. And she with you. You can designate it to be a particular colour on your phone. Once you have accepted the calendar you should see it in your view seamlessly. Any updates would then be immediately visible across devices. You can also get a sync utility from Apple to sync with your PC/Outlook too.

Thank.....I was also looking at a google sync....sometimes you try several thing before you find one just right for you....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Thank.....I was also looking at a google sync....sometimes you try several thing before you find one just right for you....

I used that before iOS6. It worked but was heavy on the battery and does not have separate colour coded calendars.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I used that before iOS6. It worked but was heavy on the battery and does not have separate colour coded calendars.

Thanks for the heads-up...

Calendar all synced with wife's I Phone....both ways.....will save a lot of confusion.....thanks again
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Yes, and the block is by contact, I don't have to do that step each time.

Logged in my first spammer and blocked the number this morning....Walking with bluetooth headphones, with the dog leash in one hand, you can't check who is calling ......bloody fake virus in your computer call...
Now all that is left to do is add any other number that I don't want to answer to that contact "Spammer"
 

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