Fix Sync issues in Windows Phone Connector for Mac
Continuing my experience of using the Nokia Lumia 920, I am doing this post. I am using a 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 the last few days I was troubled with an issue. I had just added to iTunes 4 large video files (each over 2GB), and then I synced them with the Windows Phone connector. Though I didn’t select these 4 files it was trying to sync them and failing due to lack of space. Adding to this, I couldn’t see any of these files in the WP Connector App the videos had been classified in iTunes as Home Videos. I was going crazy about why the 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 to get synced.
Finally by chance, in the Music category, I unchecked the “Recently Added” box. Then I tried to sync, but this time the Home Videos didn’t get synced. So my conclusion was Music settings in Playlists affect Video files in iTunes as well.
On further investigation, I found a better way than to turn off entirely “Recently Added”. In iTunes, “Recently Added” is a smart playlist. By 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.