I’m trying to copy music from macOS 10.15.7 Catalina to ipadOS 14. This is the first time I’ve had to manage media sync since iTunes has been deprecated and is it just me or is the new sync completely broken!
The mac’s music library is a newly created one and wasn’t upgraded from itunes and the ipad is brand new. All the metadata in the mac’s music application appears correctly.
In the finder set ipad to “Manually Manage Music…”. Drag in a couple of folders from the music library. Checking the music app on the ipad only shows 1 artist out of about 5. Albums show as individual songs and song names display the genre. Broken.
Wipe all the Manually Managed Music. Turn off Manually Manage Music. Turn on Sync Music to iPad and sync selected artists, albums, etc…
Select a few playlists and sync. Metadata on ipad now appears OK. But now, there only 1 list browser in the finders music sync (it used to have all 4 lists (artist, album, genre and playlist on the 1 view). Checking a genre to sync, say “rock”, then going to the album or artist list doesn’t have all the rock artists and albums checked. Broken.
So It seams that syncing via the finder is broken.
Open the Music Application on the Mac. The iPad appears in the list. Drag some songs from the son list to the iPad. It syncs. Check the iPad. The artists are there, the albums are there, the songs display the genre for the title. Broken.
How are you meant to reliably sync music now?