Gadgets Microsoft

Fix Sync issues in Windows Phone Connector for Mac

Fix the sync problems

Continuing my experience of using Nokia Lumia 920, I am doing this post. I am using Windows Phone connector for Mac in my iMac to sync media & photos from the  iTunes and iPhoto library there. Everything worked well, except while doing sync last few days I was troubled with an issue. I had just added to iTunes 4 large video files (each over 2GB), then  I synced with Windows Phone connector. Though I didn’t select these 4 files it was trying to sync it and failing due to lack of space. Adding to this, I couldn’t see any of these files in WP Connector App the videos had been classified in iTunes as Home Videos.  I was going crazy why Connector app insists on syncing these files. I tried rebooting Mac, rebooting Phone, deleting all the files in the device through Browse Devices and re-syncing, but every time these 4 files I didn’t want got synced.

Finally by chance, in Music category I unchecked the "Recently Added" box. Then I tried sync, this time the Home Videos didn’t get sync. So my conclusion was Music settings in Playlists affects Video files in iTunes as well.

Fix the sync problems

On Further investigation I found out a better way than to turn off entirely “Recently Added”. In iTunes, “Recently Added” is a smart playlist. Editing the rules for Smart Playlist you can prevent any video file from getting picked up in that list. I did just that, enabled “Recently Added” in WP Connector and tried sync. All worked fine.

iTunes-Recently-Added-Smart-Playlist