I replaced my old iPhone 7 by the new iPhone XS and would like to transfer my pacemaker mixes. They are all based on locally stored music files which I manage using iTunes, so no Spotify songs are included in my mixes even I do have a Spotify account.
What I did:
1) Setup the new iPhone with an iCloud Backup of the old iPhone
2) Made sure all music files from my iTunes are synced to the new iPhone (around 200 GB)
3) I verified the Recipes file with Beyond Compare on both phones, there is no difference between (it's clear to me that this are not the audio file itself but only how those files have been mixed).
All my saved mixes appear on the new iPhone. However, the songs appear without an album cover and don't play (with a few exceptions, if I'm not mistaken just music files bought through the iTunes store). To me, it looks like all manually imported/added MP3 Files to iTunes Pacemaker lost the reference on the new iPhone. Not sure if this is apple or pacemaker faults.
Spending hours on creating mixes it's quite a pity if they are all gone when switching to a new iPhone. Is there any workaround to fix this issue?
I would still have access to my old phone.
In my opinion, pacemaker should at least provide an option like "search for music file" to adjust file id in case this has been changed due to switching to a new iPhone.
Thanks for any help.