Home sharing on iOS may not display some libraries

Mar 11, '11 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: ivarh

After upgrading to iOS 4.3 on your iPhone and/or iPad you might find yourself in a situation where you don't see all your shared libraries even if they all have Home Sharing enabled with the same Apple ID.

This happens if you have duplicated your library by copying ~/Music/iTunes to one or more machine from another machine. Those libraries will be sharing the same library id and therefore IOs 4.3 is not able to distinguish them even though the Apple TV and other Mac's can.

The fix is to follow this Apple Knowledge Base article to reset your library ID on all the Macs that have copies of the original library.

[crarko adds: I had copied my user account to another machine using the Migration Assistant and observed this issue on my iPad with iOS 4.3.]

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