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    Question Google Play Music Not Syncing Over WiFi

    I'm having an issue with my HTC One M8 and Google Play Music. I subscribe to their service and have always downloaded music for offline listening via the Google Play Music app (via WiFi only).

    My phone is about a month and a half old, and everything worked fine for the first couple of weeks. Then syncing problems came. This actually included gmail, calendar, facebook, etc. I wound up doing a full factory reset, and most of the other services are working fine now.

    However, Google Play Music doesn't seem to know that I'm connected to WiFi, even though I am and all other apps/internet are working. Because of this, it will not sync or even stream music (as i've selected WiFi only).

    Is anyone else experiencing this? AT&T told me just to wait for the next big update, but I'm not sure that's going to solve anything. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, cleared chache's, etc...

    help!
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    The only thing I can think of is to check the my devices list (see below). If you have to many it won't let you add more to do syncs for music and such.

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    I have the M7 and I'm having the same trouble

    I recently got the big update but it didn't help anything

    I removed two of the four devices I had connected with google music, restarted my device, no avail.
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    I've checked the list of devices, I'm within the limit and even cleaned up a couple of old ones which were there. Still nothing.

    It's weird, when I un-check "stream via wifi only", my albums show up and I can play them. But when that is checked, everything shows as faded and I can't play anything. So something seems to think I'm not connected to WiFi when I am, and all other apps work accordingly.
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    Same issue here, just started last couple of days and I can now only use it without wifi which means I can't pin my music to the phone either, really frustrating and I can't see a way of contacting Google about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dw_mpg View Post
    I've checked the list of devices, I'm within the limit and even cleaned up a couple of old ones which were there. Still nothing.

    It's weird, when I un-check "stream via wifi only", my albums show up and I can play them. But when that is checked, everything shows as faded and I can't play anything. So something seems to think I'm not connected to WiFi when I am, and all other apps work accordingly.
    Hm sounds like a bug with the app then. I'd contact Google to bring it to their attention!

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    i'm on the M7, had the same problem. i was also having a problem with Auto Backup.

    i tried this to fix auto backup:

    1. remove incorrect 'mobile hotspot' checks on your regular wifi connections
    2. switch autobackup to 'wifi only'
    3. turn off autobackup
    4. turn wifi off
    5. turn wifi back on
    6. turn autobackup back on

    now my music is working just fine. so . . . who knows. give it a shot.
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    I don't follow step 1 and not quite sure what auto backup is or where it has settings. I'm having the same problems with multiple apps not recognizing that a WiFi connection exists. Although if I untick the box on WiFi only in play and disable mobile data, it downloads over the WiFi network. Strange bug.
    Quote Originally Posted by henryfool3 View Post
    i'm on the M7, had the same problem. i was also having a problem with Auto Backup.

    i tried this to fix auto backup:

    1. remove incorrect 'mobile hotspot' checks on your regular wifi connections
    2. switch autobackup to 'wifi only'
    3. turn off autobackup
    4. turn wifi off
    5. turn wifi back on
    6. turn autobackup back on

    now my music is working just fine. so . . . who knows. give it a shot.
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    Maybe you can try this, I have seen this issue before.
    Go to settings->power -> disable extreme power saving mode,
    Try this to see , it's ok or not.
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    I switched from a Galaxy S5 to the MI yesterday. My Beats app is doing what your Google Play is. I can't see any of my songs in offline mode but in offline mode I can see my Playlist? Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin Walter View Post
    Maybe you can try this, I have seen this issue before.
    Go to settings->power -> disable extreme power saving mode,
    Try this to see , it's ok or not.
    I didn't have Extreme Power Saving Mode on but I tried turning it on and then turning it back off. It totally fixed the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggjz View Post
    I didn't have Extreme Power Saving Mode on but I tried turning it on and then turning it back off. It totally fixed the problem.
    Same here, it's fixed the problem! Cheers
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    I have M7. If I uncheck "download via WiFi only" then it syncs over WiFi. Is like Google Play music doesn't realize is on WiFi.

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    I don't have an"extreme power" setting in HTC m7 so I couldn't fix my issue. The only thing that will allow pinning my music is inching unchecking "download via WiFi only"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Soto View Post
    I don't have an"extreme power" setting in HTC m7 so I couldn't fix my issue. The only thing that will allow pinning my music is inching unchecking "download via WiFi only"

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    You need that latest software update then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Soto View Post
    I don't have an"extreme power" setting in HTC m7 so I couldn't fix my issue. The only thing that will allow pinning my music is inching unchecking "download via WiFi only"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Pendlebury View Post
    You need that latest software update then
    I'm pretty sure the ultra power save is only for the M8... He said he had the M7. I know the M7 got the new sense but I don't think the power save went over.. Could be wrong though.

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    Yes I have a M7 with Sense 6 and no extreme power setting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Soto View Post
    Yes I have a M7 with Sense 6 and no extreme power setting

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    I have been banging my head against a wall since sense 6 was installed and you all pointed me in the right direction. I have an M7 and can confirm that it DOES have the extreme power setting. Go into settings and scroll down to power. Once there it should be the second option. Turn it ON and then back off. All of a sudden my music is streaming again! I can also confirm that photo is working as well.

    I don't know if this is a permanent solution but it will work till there is an update. I have been in contact with Google support and they are aware of the issue and are working with HTC to fix it.
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    This is my settings...power menu. Which one is extreme power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I'm pretty sure the ultra power save is only for the M8... He said he had the M7. I know the M7 got the new sense but I don't think the power save went over.. Could be wrong though.

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    I've got the M7 and it's on mine since I updated to Sense 6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Soto View Post
    This is my settings...power menu. Which one is extreme power?

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    I would suggest you don't have the Sense 6 update yet?

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    Maybe it's a Verizon limitation. I do have Sense 6

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    I figured out how to solve this. Someone mentioned it before but here are the steps for the M7:
    1. Settings, Data usage
    2. Click on the ... at the top right
    3. Mobile hotspots
    4. Uncheck anything that should not be there. In my case I unchecked all because they were all legitimate WiFi hotspots.

    Google Play Music works fine now.

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    Thanks Soto! That worked for me! The other person I had quoted alluded to that removal of checkboxes for wifi hot spots but I couldn't figure out what he meant! Thanks for the solve.
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    Worked like a charm, thanks for the solve.
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