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New Itunes 11 won't drag playlist to Nano

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Yogagirl15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 10, 2012 11:34 AM

I just downloaded the New Itunes 11 and I can not drag and drop my playlists onto my Nano Ipod.

Does anyone else have this problem?


It is using software 1.0.4

iPod nano (5th generation), Mac OS X (10.7.5), New iTunes
  • brassknucklenerd Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    Same problem. I can drag and drop onto my iPhone 3G (at the top right) when it's connected, but dragging onto my iPod does nothing.


    iTunes 11.0 (163)

    iPod software version 1.1.3

    iPod Nano 2G (3GB free space)

    Mac OS X 10.7.5




    - setting "Manually manage music" (no good)

    - dragging individual songs instead of playlists (no good)

    - updating iPod software (already latest version)

  • Percepto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:22 AM (in response to brassknucklenerd)

    Version 11 is awful, no question.

    Do you mean playlists that are already created in your music library? Check to see if there's an exclamation mark next to the song title in iTunes. It means the library has not updated yet. Double click all the tracks to play them and then try to transfer them.

  • brassknucklenerd Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Percepto)

    Good suggestion but no luck in my case. Checked the existing playlists, and all songs are present and accounted for.

  • brassknucklenerd Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    Found a workaround:


    When managing music on the iPod manually isn't working:


    - select the iPod in the top right

    - select Music in the top menu

    - check "Sync Music"

    - select "selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres"

    - scroll down to select content to sync


    This doesn't restore the ability to add individual songs to the iPod, but it did allow me to use a different method for getting playlists onto the iPod successfully.


    Good luck.

  • Nich2002 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 11:20 PM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    There is a way to do this on iTunes 11...


    Click on your device on the top right hand side of the screen

    Click the 'On this iPod/iPhone' option along the top

    Click the 'Add to...' button below the blue 'Done' button

    Click the 'Playlists' option along the top

    Drag playlist from the left pane to the right one



    Hope this helps you

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 12:06 AM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    Turning on the Sidebar may be what you need. View, Show Sidebar. Then it should behave like iTunes 10

  • jslb26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    You go 'Show Sidebar'

    Then the old sidebar will come up. scroll down it until you find your desired playlist. and drag it into your phone!

  • Elena111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to jslb26)

    Thank you so much, this helped me out a lot!

  • misssmarie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to Steve Taylor1)

    That was perfect! Thank you so much for the help!

  • Jodie68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to Nich2002)

    Thank you so much!  I asked in the apple shop yesterday about this problem and the guy in there couldn't even help me!  He wanted me to change my settings, didn't even know you could 'manually manage music and videos', said he had never heard of it down that way, can you believe that!  You have solved a problem that has been driving me nuts for weeks, thanks again

  • bettnott Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to Steve Taylor1)

    I spent a couple of hours with one of my Nano's trying to figure it out myself, including customizing the view.  I knew how to manually manage music, but somehow the Sidebar was not obvious to me until I saw your comment. Thanks SteveTaylor1! 

  • Marmaladeriver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Nich2002)

    To Nich2002 -- This works.


    What's wrong with these people? They keep working to make their site LOOK better! ARE THEY COMPLETE MORONS?      I don't download songs and audiobooks to LOOK AT THEM ON MY COMPUTER! If I can't get them onto my device, THEY ARE USELESS!


    And, yes, I know I'm yelling! I'm mad as all getout. I've been using an iPod since the early part of this millenium, and before that I used an old Audible Otis which is STILL easier to use than this obnoxious mess (even if it won't hold more than one audiobook at a time, and yes, I have one that still works.)




    Okay, enough venting. Thanks for the fix.

  • mashamax Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to bettnott)

    I can't even do it with seeing the sidebar. How did you do it? Don't tell me I have to do this ONE ENTRY AT A TIME? Please don't tell me that. Have latest iPod Nano

  • WebMercator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to Yogagirl15)

    A couple of things to do/check:


    1. Make sure you have "Manually manage music and videos" checked under options for the device you want to transfer songs/playlists to.

    2. You have to have direct access to the song files (either on you computer's hard drive, or a connected external storage drive)...

    If you have iTunes match, the songs need to be downloaded to your computer, they will not transfer to your device from iCloud. So, if there is a little cloud icon next to the songs you want to transfer, you will need to download them first.


    Now you should be able to drag and drop to your device. You can use the traditional sidebar, or simply grab the song/playlist and drag it to the right side of the iTunes window and a small side window will slide open with a list of available devices you can drop it in.

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