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rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Wow, Genius works fine but still problems with smart playlists.


iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)

    Which problems, setting a limited number, referring to other playlists, or both (or something else)?

  • 2. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Setting a limited number of songs still seems not to work for me.

    Maybe it will work after a playlist re-sync with new iTunes version.

    But I can't verify at the moment because I'm not @home.

  • 3. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,710 points)

    Have you updated to iOS 5.1? You'll probably need that as well.

  • 4. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Good news: Simply turning off the "show all music" switch and turning it on again in settings/music solved the song limit issue on my iPhone 4s. Now my smart playlists are limited to 25 songs how it should be.

  • 5. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,710 points)

    Good to know!

  • 6. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Jowie Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Genius is there, but it doesn't work for me. It just says "not enough songs to create a genius playlist" - I have about 13,500 songs and don't have problems creating a genius playlist on Mac OS X. I think it's trying to create genius with the songs I have locally on the iPhone, which is probably no more than a couple of hundred.

  • 7. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 17000 songs in the cloud and 600 from them are stored on the iPhone. When I create a Genius playlist the list contains many songs which are only in the cloud. So it seems Genius is able to work in the cloud, not only on locally stored files.

  • 8. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)

    Can smart playlists refer to other playlists or is that still broken?  Looks like it's not working on the mac side so I assume not on iOS either.

  • 9. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    From what I've read it's still broken, also play counts still does not work, but, honestly, iTunes Match had so many serious bugs prior to 5.1/10.6. We really shouldn't have expected Apple to fix all of them at once. On the other hand we all payed money for this far from trouble-free working product. Sigh.

  • 10. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    NHC2365 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Genius now works on my Mac but not on my iPhone where I also get the "not enough songs to create a genius playlist" error message.

  • 11. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Jowie Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Same here... Genius doesn't work on my iPhone at all. Always that same error message.

  • 12. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    rCloudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Works on my iPhone 4s even if I delete all locally stored music files from the phone beforehand.

    Haven't installed iTunes 10.6 so far, only iOS 5.1. Haven't done a match update or anything with iTunes. It worked just "out of the box" after iOS Update on the iPhone.

  • 13. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    mmouse Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    It's just bizzare for me.  It will work sometimes, but not others.  Even if I try the same song over and over, it *will* work once out of about every ten tries.

     

    All of the Genius lists it builds have both on-device songs and cloud-only ones, so it's seeing the ones in the cloud...

     

    Wish it would work.  I was so excited, because the first two I tried worked.  Now, it's once in a blue moon.

  • 14. Re: iOS 5.1 Genius works!
    Jowie Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Wish it would work once for me. I've pressed the Genius button about 20 times on different songs but get the alert every time.

     

    Maybe one day...

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