Podcasts Not Synching
I didn’t realize the problem for a few days when I wanted to listen to one of the podcasts.
Then I realized: They were all missing!
I knew from past experience that there was a setting in Itunes that needed to be made.
However, I recently downloaded Itunes 11 and this complicated things a bit for me.
A Call To Apple Care
I put in a call to Apple Care and the first technician I talked to was very unhelpful and transferred me without my permission to the Ipod team.
Since, I knew this was a setting in Itunes, I knew that I did not need to be sent there.
The second technician agreed that she should not have sent me over.
Ok, Let’s move on!
What I Had To Do In Order To Synch My Ipod.
-With the Ipod plugged in to the computer wait for it to appear in Itunes.
When you click on your device inside of Itunes you will see a tab with ‘summary’ selected. Simply go to the ‘podcasts’ tab and select ‘synch podcasts’.
In Itunes 11, you have a drop down box that gives you several options, including: “all” and multiple variations of “most recent” etc…
One additional problem I had in Itunes 11 was finding my sidebar. Without the sidebar, you will not be able to see your device in order to click on it and get the options I described above.
In order to see the sidebar, go under the ‘view’ menu and select “show sidebar”. That’s all I had to do.
As a side note, I took my old IPOD from 2008 in to the Apple Store and asked about a battery replacement. Since they did not have batteries for that model any longer they said they would sell me a ‘new’ 2009 model for 55 Euros. I thought that was a good deal so I took them up on it. That model, I think is also ‘retired’ (I think) but it was an upgrade from my 80 GB Ipod to a 160 GB ipod.
Since this IPOD can also be used as a storage device, I have plenty of extra GBs to fill up with anything I want. That’s a one step better than toting around a bunch of thumb drives.