Since upgrading my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 some of my podcasts no longer display their custom cover art. They sync OK but use the default image. I'm still syncing over USB, no iCloud or Wi-Fi sync at the moment. The cover art displays correctly in iTunes itself.

  • How can I get the missing cover art back on my iPhone?

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I was able to fix this myself in the end by deleting the podcasts on the iPhone itself and then re-syncing. Sometimes it took several attempts before the cover art came back.

  • The artwork database is apart from the music, so this has more to do with a sync error than iOS 5. Any restore / update can do for the event to expose a database error and break the sync between song and art.
    – bmike
    Oct 22, 2011 at 11:48

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