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How do I manually add playlist to iPhone with iTunes 11?

60384 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2013 5:55 AM by JesJordan RSS
  • sweetnsassy13 Calculating status...

    Thanks a bunch!


    This version 11 is not great and 'Apple'-like.

  • sweetnsassy13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a bunch. This new version 11 is not like previous user friendly versions...that's what happens when Steve Jobs is no longer around. Lol.

  • leilatre Calculating status...

    Hi Robbo. Thanks for the instructions to get playlists onto the iPhone in iTunes 11. Unfortunately I don't get that ADD button below the DONE button when looking at my iPhone. Any guess as to why? I'm thinking there's some setting for the phone that I have set wrong, but not sure what it is... The computer I'm using is a new computer so maybe it could be because this isn't the computer that I've synced with in the past? Now I'm syncing to iCloud though and music I purchase on my phone automatically appears on my computer.

  • Lisa Le Sauras Calculating status...

    @leilatre i had the same problem of not haveing the add to option with my ipod.


    if you go to summary when the device is connected, make sure the manually manage music box is checked.  Then i found i was abe to auto fill the remaining space i had free with the playlist i had created in my itunes (option is at the bottom of the screen).  Its an arse about face way of doing it, but it worked for me.

  • piratemc74 Calculating status...

    I may be missing the point, but, I thought the original question was, how to create a playList, on your phone, from within iTunes 11?


    To me, this worked....


    1. Connect the phone to iTunes (wired or wirelessly), so it is listed under "Devices"

    2. Select the Phone (must do this first - click on it)

    3. At the very bottom of the screen, left hand corner, click the "+", select "New PlayList"


    This put the new playlist on my iPhone. Once there, within iTunes I could select it, and name it whatever I want, and add whatever I wanted to it.


    Hope this helps?

  • Minok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The only issue I have, is that if you have an empty phone, and a big playlist - then dragging the playlist from the iTunes area over onto the 'phone' area results in iTunes not animating that you dropped the playlist, or indicating in any way it was 'populating' the phone with the playlist.  The cursor just sorta gets stuck transitioning over into that right side pane... and you have to wait for iTunes to do its thing in the background.


    That makes one think that maybe you cannot do it that way, or iTunes is stuck, etc.  Very sloppy Apple programming.


    So when you drag a huge chunk of songs, or a big playlist over and the cursor in iTunes freezes up at the transition to the 'phone' pane.. just let go of the button in that pane.. and then step away... let iTunes do its thing, and eventually its got it all done for you. 


    iTunes really needs to fix the UI behavior for that process.

  • JesJordan Calculating status...

    Thanks Robo! You've helped more folks than you know.  I've been in and out of 'help' sites but none made it as simple as you just did. 

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