6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2012 4:44 AM by ahlh
ahlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am not able to add a new playlist to my iphone.  I recently changed my computer, and when I choose the option to manually manage my music, I get a message that my phone is synced to a different itunes library, and if I sync to this library my content will be erased.  Obviously I did not continue.  I authorized this computer (which I had not done before), but I still cannot add a new playlist.  What can I do?

  • 1. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    iPhone sync only with 1 computer, if you sync with anoother then all the content in iPhone will be replaced by this new computer. The only way is copy the songs from old iTunes to the new iTunes.

  • 2. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ahlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought I only had 1 itunes.  How do I copy from old itunes to new itunes.  When I open itunes I see my library and my iphone device.

  • 3. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    Having a new computer also mean your computer iTunes is new so that is what happens.

  • 4. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ahlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I see my library and my device (iphone) in Itunes,when I connect to my computer, and I have authorized this new computer, Is there no way to add more playlists to my iphone without deleting all my existing playlists and recreating new playlists?  All I'm trying to do is create additional playlist on my phone.

     

    Thanks for your help.

  • 5. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    See above: If you sync with a new computer, all your music on iPhone will be replaced by the music in the new computer. Create a new playlist on the computer is not the problem. It's when you sync!

    Only way to put the music you have on the iPhone to computer is to use a 3rd party software to do so.

    Use Google for solutions.

  • 6. Re: Cannot add a new playlist to my iphone - Help!!!
    ahlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found this solution on a gogle discussion site, and it works.

     

    "In iTunes, right click the playlist on your iPhone then select "export" to export the playlist as a .txt file (I have 3GS with iOS5). 

     

    Then still in iTunes, select "File, Library, Import Playlist", navigate to and open the .txt file, and it will appear in the iTunes sidebar.

     

    I've tried to do this numerous times before.  Sorry if this is old news but I was so pleased I wanted to share it."

     

    After creating the playlists in your itunes library, sync your phone with the settings to manually manage your music (which will delete all the music from your phone), then drag the playlists back to your iphone.  You can then start manually managing music on your phone.