Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to 8Gaston8)
Thanks for trying. No luck. Folder, no folder. ALL my smart playlists show up on iOS device (iphone 4 ios 5.0.1) empty. Regular playlists show the first 6 songs ONLY - regardless of how many songs are actually in it. OSX 10.7.2, iOS 5.0.1 iTunes 10.6 Thanks for trying, 8Gaston8
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to CargoDog)
I went into iphone settings --> music --> turn on iTunes match. After that everything synced
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to Jon_Beckerman)
So basically, what Apple is saying is that for $24.99 per year, you can fix this bug. Sad, sad, sad...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to Merlok)
Yeah, you have to repeat this process everytime you sync. It is a pain.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to nmaviano)
the problem for me only arose when I created a smart playlist with multiple rules - all that appeared in the Iphone playlist were the songs based on the 3rd rule (although the songs themselves were on the Iphone).
I got round this by creating a 2nd smart playlist which has a single rule, that the song is in the first playlist, and then sync the second playlist to the Iphone.
This seems to work OK, and has the benfit of being fully 'automatic'.
Though of course I should not have to do this!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 7:21 PM (in response to dddarche)
Itunes match is not a solution to my playlist sync problem. My problem started shortly after installing Lion. It is not just smart playlists but also regular playlist that will have one or two out of 10 or 20 songs. I have tried most things short of restoring my phone.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to gordon_robinson)
Ahh great that worked for me!
But agreed, we shouldn't have to do all that!
Thanks so much I was getting so frustrated!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to carolynfromglenburn)
this works - thanks (see below)
"This workaround of creating a dummy smart playlist works. Simply create a new smartplaylist that is empty. Set it to Playlist contains (the name of your smartplaylist). Set it to Live updating, limit to whatever number you wish, match only checked items as you normally would.
Then sync to your ipod"
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to nmaviano)
I found a solutuion that appears to work (at least it did for all of my out of order playlists on the ipod touch). By adding the rule "Playlist--Is--Music" all of the smart playlists that have that rule are in the same order that they are in in itunes. I hope this solution works for everyone as it did for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to Merlok)
This is the exact problem i have. I have all brand new mac equipment. I used to be able to sync the podcasts in this manner on my previous mac devices, and now this won't work. I'm angry and am pretty busy and just want this solved. I tried the work around, and it didn't work. C'mon apple, get this thing right. It's some code somewhere. Put some people on it and make a patch.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to chris_c)
I agree. It's been a few months now that this problem with iTunes match and Smart Playlists not working properly has been going on and nothing has been fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to medicfx45)
I may have found an easier (?) solution.
My iPhone was only showing about 5 playlists out of the 30 or so on the Mac.
I'm currently sitting in a cafe with Mac tethered to the Phone (the point being, they're connected via wifi but not cable)
The iPhone is WiFi syncing with iTunes on the Mac
If I edit a Smart Playlist on Mac & cancel out of the edit window, it appears on the iPhone.
I've done this to about 10 & they've all appered.
To get a non-Smart Playlist to appear (there's no edit for them) I just right-clicked & selected 'Open in New Window'
Basically, it seems that if you make iTunes on the Mac reevaluate a Playlist, it appears on the iPhone.
I suspect this will work with a cable connection as well, though I haven't tried that
Hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to medicfx45)
How to sync playlist into iPhone? Since I activated iTunes Match in my computer and iPhone, the music tab is simply greys out and says I can access music from iCloud, and there is only "Sync Voice Memo" under Music tab, and there is no any playlist show up that I can sync into iPhone..:(
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 4:44 PM (in response to medicfx45)
A better Solution that worked for me and doesn't add more playlists is to simply duplicated the Smart Playlists that you want to sync and delete the original, sync again and done, it worked for me with an Ipod 4 and Itunes, both with the lates version
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to samuelnff)
that was VERY helpfull!! it worked for me...thank you!!