Fix for “No Content” on iPhone & iPod after iOS 4.2.1 update
Some users are reporting that their song and media library has disappeared after downloading iOS 4.2.1 and installing the update. You’ll know you’re effected because instead of your typical iPod music library loading in the iPod app, you’ll get a message that says “No Content” and telling you to download music from iTunes.
Fix the “No Content” after iOS 4.2.1 update bug
One of our commenters has found an even easier fix for the “No Content” bug with iOS 4.2.1 update:
- Tap on “Settings” and then on “General” and then on “International”
- Change your Language to another option, for example if your default is English, change it to Francais
- Relaunch the iPod app and wait for the iPod library to update
- Your music has returned, navigate back to Language settings and revert back to English (or your default)
Thank you to Griga for the iOS based solution! No syncing required with this method.
Here’s the original fix for the “No Content” bug: what you do to make your music and media content reappear:
- Disconnect your iPhone or iPod from your computer and then reconnect it again
- Select your device in iTunes
- Select Music and start playing a song from iTunes
- Sync your iPhone as usual
- Launch the iPod app, your music should appear
If your music and media library have not reappeared then try the process again, it should work.
This is an interesting bug and it certainly isn’t effecting everyone who updates to iOS 4.2.1, there doesn’t seem to be any particular iPhone or iPod touch that is effected either. Hat tip to TechCrunch for finding the sync solution.