ITunes :: Smart Playlists Not Syncing To Iphone?

May 30, 2012

This happened this morning. The smart playlists are all in my itunes and show up on my device in itunes but they will not show up on my phone. All of the non smart playlists are there. Ive updated itunes and tried syncing numerous times and nothing is bringing them back on my phone.

iPhone 4S

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ITunes :: Can't Modify Smart Playlists

May 5, 2012

Suddenly I am not able to modify the settings for any of my Smart Playlists.  I am able to get to the update mode (command+i) however if I modify the smart parameters it does not save or change the results of the settings.

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Software :: Regular Vs. Smart Playlists In ITunes

Jul 4, 2008

I'm currently using a combination of normal and smart playlists in iTunes. I've got normal playlists for all my albums, and smart playlists for music I have as an album but never really listen to as an album, for example, my Jazz smart playlist consists every song with the genre as "Jazz".

Needless to say, this takes a lot of organizing but it's definitely worth it. Now I've been thinking about making them all Smart Playlists, this would make organizing even more miticulous, but there wouldn't be "accidents", like songs I accidently deleted from a playlist when hitting the delete button or w/ever.

Since smart playlists update on-the-spot if you add new songs, I was wondering if they use more CPU? iTunes is already a memory/resource hog, will adding hundreds of smart playlists make a big difference in resources used?

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ITunes :: Why Are Smart Playlists So Completely Out Of Sync

Mar 14, 2012

I created a smart playlist on my iTunes 10.6 that populates the list with randomly selected tunes that do not contain specific genres nor were played in the last 90 days to fill 3 hours. The songs that populate the list seem to meet those criteria. However, the songs that populate the list on my iPhone look nothing like the list on iTunes and includes songs I listened to yesterday even though I synced last night and this morning. 

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Applications :: Smart Playlists Broken On Ipods In Itunes 9?

Sep 10, 2009

On my setup on Windows it loads the playlists fine, the newest first in Itunes 9 itself but dis-ordered on my ipods. On the Ipod touch v1 with 3.1.1 Firmware I can't fathom how it's sorted, it's totally scrambled the order but on the Ipod Classic V1 160Gb it appears to be sorted via artist. Even if you re-sort it by clicking the date added column the order of the playlist and resync it makes no difference to either of them. Neither does deselecting, resyncing, unplugging -replugging adding back and syncing again.

Anyone else have this issue or am I in the minority of one?

EDIT: Looking at the Apple Support Forums it seems like Smart Playlists are broken for many users on both Windows and Mac. Itunes 9.01 will be on it's way shortly!

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ITunes :: Deleting Tracks From Library Within Smart Playlists

Apr 17, 2012

I use iTunes 10.6.1 (7) on Mac.I spend some time googling and searching for solutions for my problem, but everything is either outdated or simply doesn't work.I have a smart playlist with all songs that are matched on iTunes Match, but which are below 256k bitrate. I want to delete them from the library, so I can download new 256k versions of them.This is supposedly possible by using Option + Delete, but that doesn't work for me. I also tried all kinds of other combinations like SHIFT + Option + Delete or CRTL + Option + Delete and none of them work.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Scripting Creation Of Smart Playlists In ITunes?

May 6, 2012

I am exploring the possibility of scripting the creation of smart playlists in iTunes.  As I understand it this can only be achieved with GUI scripting.  I have come across a couple of threads which suggest this can be achieved: 


however both generate an error for me.  The problem appears to be around the line "tell scroll area 1 of group 1 of window 1".  I get the error: System Events got an error: Can't get group 1 of window 1 of process "iTunes". Invalid index. 

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 8GB RAM

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ITunes For Mac :: Smart Playlists Empty With Live Update

Jun 23, 2014

Have several smart play lists that select songs based on when they were last played, i.e. include songs that have not been played within the last 24 hours. When I sync my iPhone or iPad, all the music and the play lists are copied to the devices. However, the playlists are now empty on the devices (full on my Mac). If Live Updating is unchecked the play lists are full. Playing the a few songs on these lists and then checking Live Updating does not fix the issue. How can I get a smart playlist to use live updating and sync to iPhone or iPad? 


Macmini with OSX 10.9.3
iTunes 11.2.2
iPhone 5 with iOS 7.1.1
iPad 3 with iOS 7.1.1

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ITunes :: Update Smart Playlists With Live Update Turned Off?

May 7, 2012

If I create a smart playlist in itunes and deselect live updating then how exactly does the smart playlist load up?

The reason I ask is that started setting up Smart Playlists for all of the artists on my computer and they're all set to live update which is consequently slowing down my itunes. I realize that I may not necessarily need that. My question is exactly would I go about manually updating a smart playlist that has live updating turned off?


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ITunes :: IPhone Playlists Are Empty?

Apr 17, 2012

I recently got a new mac and moved all my music over manually from my old mac.after finally setting it all up, and finally getting my playlists working in iTunes, I synced my iPhone 3GS with the new computer.Before syncing, I selected about 30 of my playlists to go onto the iPhone by checking their boxes under the "music" tab of my iPhone in iTunes on my mac. All the music in those playlists copied to my iPhone, and the titles of the playlists show up on my iPhone, BUT THEY ARE EMPTY..I've re-syncing like 30 times over the space of a month, and no deal. On my Mac, the playlists are just fine! 

iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: My Iphone Deleted Playlists In It

Jun 3, 2012

When I got home and synced my Iphone 4S with Itunes, Itunes deleted all the playlists that i had deleted on my phone.

Does anyone know a way that I can restore the files to my Mac?

Info:iPhone 4S

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ITunes :: Playlists On Iphone And Ipad Have All Triplicated?

May 29, 2012

My playlists on my iphone and ipad have all triplicated. Is there a simple way to correct this? or should I just delete 2 of each?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1

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ITunes :: Voice Memos Not Appearing In Iphone Playlists?

Feb 14, 2012

I have about 100 voice memos recorded on my iPhone 3GS and which have successfully synched with my MacBook Pro, which i recently upgraded to  Lion. When I open up iTunes, there they all are listed in my Voice Memos playlist. 

The voice memos are lists of french vocabulary and so I created themed playlists in iTunes on my mac and arranged the voice memos in the different playlists. When I open the playlists on my Mac's iTunes, they are all there. I have synced them with my phone and the name of the playlists appears on my phone but when I open the playlists, they are empty. I am manually selecting music and playlists to be synced. i have checked the boxes for:

sync music
selected playlists, artists...
playlists (the specific playlists)

and in the genres topic, i have selected voice memos i created a music playlist just now and that works fine, but not with memos. 

iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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ITunes :: Unable To Transfer All Songs From Playlists To IPhone?

Jun 3, 2012

I have created playlists to be synced from iTunes to iPhone, however when syncing, not all of the songs in the playlist(s) transfer to iPhone.  How can I fix this?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1

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ITunes For Mac :: How To Transfer Music Ratings And Playlists From IPhone 5c

Aug 29, 2014

My iPhone 5c used to sync with my old Windows laptop via iTunes and both devices held all music information on them such as iTunes rating, playlist information and the selected songs to be synced (there are more songs on my iTunes on my laptop than my iPhone).   All of these songs are also saved on an external hard drive.  None were purchased through iTunes.

When my old Windows laptop died, it died abruptly so I did not have chance to consolidate the iTunes media folder.  I have now bought a new MacBook Air to replace my old Windows laptop.

When I plug in my iPhone 5c to my new MacBook Air, when iTunes offers to sync it advises all information on my iPhone will be lost.

Is it possible to transfer the ratings and playlists from my iPhone to iTunes on my MacBook Air, at least for the corresponding songs that exist on my iPhone?  Note I have the original songs on an external hard drive so the song files themselves do not have to copy across.  All the files in the iPhone exist in the external hard drive.

iPhone 5c, iOS 7.1.1

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ITunes :: 10.5.2 Longer Drag Songs/tones/vids To IPhone Or Playlists?

Mar 30, 2012

Just like the title says Throughout the life of iTunes, I have been able to do this. Now, I cannot. It's super annoying, as I now have to go and sync each individual file. I've got thousands of files. It would drive me crazy to individually check each one to sync. Drag 'n' drop is much easier. 

The only difference has been that I stopped using a mouse and began to use the Apple Magic Trackpad. I'm not sure if this has had any deleterious effect. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 ghz, 24"

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ITunes :: Its Not Syncing My Iphone

Feb 27, 2012

why is my itunes not syncing my iphone?

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ITunes :: Syncing IPhone To Mac?

Apr 3, 2012

i just bought a new mac, and i have attempted to sync my iphone wireless.  the "sync now" under itunes wi-fi sync does not , or will not work. both the mac and the iphone are on a shared home wifi. is there a setting im missing in which my phone has to be "authorized"?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1

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OS X :: ITunes TV Show Syncing To IPhone?

Mar 25, 2010

I purchased a couple TV shows on my iPhone, and they synced to my Mac.

I watched them on my Mac, and deleted them off my iPhone to save space, given their size. I also do NOT have the "sync new TV shows" box checked.

Yet, the shows keep re-syncing and loading onto my iPhone every time I sync. I suspect this has something to do with the fact that I purchased them on my iPhone. But how do I make this stop?

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ITunes :: Syncing Mac Music With IPhone?

Feb 17, 2012

I used to sync on an office pc with my Iphone.  All music was fine but now I no longer work there and want to sync all music on phone to mac PLUS when I downloaded a purchased cd to my mac it wont go to my Iphone.  Any ways to make this all happen?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1

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ITunes :: Syncing An Iphone To An Old Backup?

Feb 19, 2012

My laptop got stolen a few weeks ago, i've replaced it with a new MBP, and fortunatley I done a full backup at xmas time, so my computer is just like it was on the 23rd of December 2011. However, my iphone has a ton of new photos, music and playlists on it since that date.

Now I want to keep all these tracks, playlists and photos, but i don't no how to go about it.

If i plug it in to the MBP now, won't itunes back sync and delete all the new stuff?

How do i go about keeping the recent stuff on my iphone?

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ITunes :: Ringtones Gone After Syncing IPhone With Mac

Feb 25, 2012

Sync'd my iPhone with iTunes on my mac and lost all imported ringtones. I go to reset the alarm ringtone for example and cannot find any of my imported ringtones. My default imported ringtone for the phone still shows, but if I go to edit it, none of my imported ringtones show up as options. This has happened since the last s/w update for my iPhone (didn't happen before)...

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ITunes :: Music Is Not Syncing Into Iphone?

Apr 22, 2012

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ITunes :: HD Movies Not Syncing To IPhone 4s

Apr 24, 2012

I have a HD movie that I bought from iTunes and when I want to sync the movie to my 4S, it only shows the SD version in itunes under the iphone 4s movie sync tab. It shows the HD version if I launch it from my imac, but for some reason I can't get it to sync the HD version to the 4S. 

I did originally buy the HD movie on my 4S but had to download it at home on my mac due to large file sizes. 

Any reason why my imac can see the HD movie but neither my iphone 4s or ipad 2 can sync the hd movie? 

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1

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ITunes :: How To Keep Podcasts From Syncing To IPhone

May 26, 2012

I am beyond frustrated right now. So far my transition to iPhone, iPad, and OS X has been really pleasant and convenient. This is just so beyond stupid though. Here is what I would like to happen:

I download podcasts on my phone while on the road, and I listen to them and delete them at my discretion. When I sync my phone to my computer, iTunes doesn't download any of the podcasts from my phone to the comptuer, nor does it delete them off my phone. That's ALL I want to happen.

Instead, I download podcasts on my phone, listen and delete them at my discretion, and that works fine. But when I sync to my computer, it is just an exercise in frustration. It downloads the podcasts from my phone to my computer/iTunes, even though I have gone through every setting to make sure "sync podcasts" is off. I do not want the files transferred to my limited desktop space. Furthermore, it sometimes decides to just delete the podcast off my phone entirely. I like to leave old podcasts on to re-listen to sometimes. 

iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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ITunes For Mac :: Not Syncing To IPhone After Several Library Changes

Dec 1, 2014

i Have an iPhone 6 (128Gb) with over 60gb of music synced and I have noticed that whenever I make several changes on my iTunes (genre changes, files directory changes, etc) to multiple songs and then try to sync it to my phone it gets stuck on the last step until I'm forced to unplugged the phone (trying to stop the sync doesn'to work).

Once I reconnect my phone and the backup process starts again all my music files now appear as "other" and thus ITunes now tries to sync all my music again causing an error message stating that I do not have enough capacity.. 

i Have tried to troubleshoot this issue to isolate the problem but with no success. I was just forced to reinstall all my apps and music once again and I am extremely annoyed since it happens quite often (since I do end up editing large amount of songs on a constat basis). after making all those changes on ITunes i always make sure ITunes recognizes those files. I try to close and open iTunes to ensure it updates its library and all the files' links. All songs do appear and play normally on iTunes.  Everything works on iTunes but then when I plug in my phone all new or modified songs appear grayed out with the circle to the left (indicating they will be synced, but it never happens)

iPhone 6, iTunes running on Yosemite

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ITunes For Mac :: IPhone 5 Not Syncing Since Updated OS X

Jun 27, 2014

My iphone 5 won't sync to itunes since I updated Os X and Itunes.  

These are my updates installed:

iPhone iOS 7.1.1

OS X 10.9.3

iTunes version 11.2.2  

I have tried a lot of things, such as rebooting mac, signing out itunes etc.

itunes only option is to restore iphone, and im not sure about that since my phone has been backing up on iCloud for the last 6 hours and doesn't seems to end :/    

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ITunes For Mac :: Cannot Add Imported CD To IPhone 5c Via Syncing

Dec 2, 2014

i imported a cd to itunes and tried adding it to my iphone and sync but it wont add it.

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Applications :: ITunes Locks UP When Syncing IPhone 3GS?

Sep 14, 2009

I upgraded to the new 9.0 version of iTunes and now my iPhone won't sync. Every time I try t it gives me the eternal windmill.... Solutions I've tried include the following:

-Plugging in iPhone while not connected to the airport

-Recreating iTunes Library

-Rebooting iPhone


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Applications :: Syncing IPhone With 2 Different ITunes Libraries?

Jun 24, 2010

I use a PC and a Mac. I have my music, apps etc on my PC desktop, and my photos and videos on my Macbook.

Just got an iPhone 4, is it possible to use my PC to sync most of my stuff, then plug it into my Macbook and sync only my photos and videos and nothing else?

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