HELP! iPad/iPod backup(s) missing many GBs of data. Where did my music go? :(
I finally got around to backing up all my devices including an old smashed crippled 64 GB iPod that is useless, but thankfully is still able to be read by Mac running Mojave.
But all the backups are significantly less in size than is on the device. I assumed that a backup copied everything on your device to your computer, but I guess this is not the case?
The 64 iPod’s back up size is only 11 gb, but the iPod is mostly filled with mp3 to capacity. So what exactly is being backed up? Obviously not any music. And how can I get the music that iTunes on computer sees on the iPod, onto my computer? iTunes on computer can play it, but I see no option to save it out somehow.
Going to the iTunes music folder through “Users” shows nothing. Also, iTunes folder doesn’t even show up any app purchases either. ( .ipa files?) I seem to recall app purchases stored on my previous computer.
Are there other files that are also not being saved either through a backup?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.