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how do I move songs around on my Ipod shuffle

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JennC1972 Calculating status...
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Oct 19, 2012 11:45 AM

I have a new Ipod shuffle 4th gen.  It uploaded my songs all out of order, how do I move songs around on my Ipod.  I was able to do this in Itunes with my 2nd gen, but when I pull the music up thats on my shuffle, it won't let me organize the songs.

iPod shuffle, Windows 7
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to JennC1972)

    If you want to manually reorder the content for your iPod via iTunes, you need to enable Manual management from under the Shuffle's Summary tab in iTunes.

     

    Otherwise if syncing automatically, you'll need to order everything in your iTunes library first (whether that be a playlist or album) and then resync your Shuffle.

     

    B-rock

  • Cheesy G Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 20, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to JennC1972)

    If you are syncing a playlist to your iPod, viewing the playlist within iTunes rather than inside the iPod section might let you do what you want.

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to JennC1972)

    And the tracks were still grayed out after enabling Manual Management?  Did you click the Apply button in the lower right hand corner after enabling the option to update the changes to the Shuffle?


    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to JennC1972)

    Did you reorder the tracks already located on the Shuffle via iTunes in the desired order?  Is the 3 way switch on the top set to Play in Order?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to JennC1972)

    Why not? They shouldn't be grayed out any longer if the manually manage music option is ticked from under the iPod's Summary tab.

     

    B-rock

  • Cheesy G Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to JennC1972)

    How are you selecting music for the iPod? Are you syncing a playlist, or choosing for it to be filled automatically? The way that the shuffle is synced was changed from Gen 2 to Gen 3. The way that you are used to using the Gen 2 shuffle, where you have a list of songs inside the iPod under "devices," is simply not available with the newer shuffles. I have a 3rd gen Shuffle, and there is no way for me to reorder the songs inside "music" or inside the playlists within the "devices" area - the only way I can set the order of songs is to create a playlist for syncing, and reorder that playlist the way I want within the iTunes playlists. When I go in through devices, and look at the contents of my Shuffle, I can see the songs, but I can't change the playlists in any way. I think this is the behaviour that Apple has designed for the shuffles after 2nd gen. If you just play the music files in straight-through order, it plays alphabetically by artist name. The only way around this is to create a playlist of the right size to fit on your iPod, preferably a smart playlist unless you always want the same music on there, and sync that playlist across. (Or multiple playlists.)

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to JennC1972)

    I'm not aware of any such glitch in the latest version.

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 11:43 AM (in response to JennC1972)

    Glad to hear that Cheesy's comments help you get things sorted out.

     

    B-rock

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