Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Katrina UK)
It does but you won't be able to see it when using the iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to tomyiiii)
No it doesn't. I'm looking at my macbook now (after just syncing my ipad), and on my macbook in my iTunes music library it claims I have not listened to the tracks I have just listened to (as there is no play count). Can someone help please?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to tomyiiii)
It should work work but these kind of bugs pop up between updates, both hardware and software. Try closing all apps in the recently used list on the iPad. Double tap the Home button, tap and hold one of the icons at the bottom till they wiggle then tap the to close them. Tap the Home button to get back to the Home screen then hold the sleep button till you see the slide to power off message. Once it has powered down completely hold the Sleep button till the Apple icon appears.Re: Why does the iPad Mini not have music play count?
Does it even really matter...?
Many people including myself rely on playcounts to control smart playlist to manage large libraries. Smart playlists can be created to show your most or least played tracks and used more or less as your favorites or other uses. Along with playcounts the date is transferred so to keep a fresh list of music on my smaller iPods a smart playlist set to songs not played in the last month keeps some fresh tunes on it.
Playcounts are also used to manage Podcasts in iTunes to delete older episode. Bookmarks, which can also be effected by this, can mess up audiobooks, movies and podcast playback between different devices. So yes, it does matter.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to Stephen Spark)
But she is only talking about the view counts on music, not podcasts or videos.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to Stephen Spark)
Hi Stephen. When the buttons wiggle on the ipad mini there is no - sign on the apps. Only a x sign to delete them.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to tomyiiii)
Music, podcasts, videos, books, the same feature is controlled by the same functions of iTunes. If it is not working for one media type it is probably broken for the others. Regardless of the media type, playcounts and playback history do matter for some. Just because it may not make difference in your setup doesn't mean it is useless data for everyone else.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Katrina UK)
Double tap the Home button, tap and hold one of the icons at the bottom till they wiggle then tap the to close them. Tap the Home button to get back to the Home screen then hold the sleep button till you see the slide to power off message. Once it has powered down completely hold the Sleep button till the Apple icon appears.
You are tapping and holding the icons on the Home screen. If you see the red (X) on the apps in the home page you are not tap and holding on the right icons. First double tap the Home button to reveal the recently used apps at the bottom of the screen. Then tap and hold one of the icons at the bottom only. The minus icon should only appear on the apps in the bottom list.
It may not be necesary to close all these apps but I have found some apps do not close properly and cause issues unless you go through the procedures outlined here.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to Stephen Spark)
It worked!! Had a heart stopping moment for a minute though, because after I had done what you said, when I tried to sync the iPad Mini with my macbook in iTunes, it said 'Cannot Sync' and came up with an error code! But then I just disconnected the iPad Mini and reconnected it and it synced perfectly and came up with the play count and time/date - thanks so much!!
Since you are such a genius you may have the answer to my other question which is also to do with iTunes. On my macbook when I preview an album I just click on 'Preview All' and it previews all the tracks on the album. On my iPad Mini it doesn't offer me that option, so I have to keep clicking into each individual track to listen to its preview which is annoying. Any ideas...?