Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to ballpark1313)
Same problem here. On a plane last week, and my favorite playlist was greyed out. 98% of the 380 songs had already been downloaded to the iPad, yet the playlist was greyed out and unavailable for viewing the contents.
Even once back and on wifi, the playlist was greyed out. I turned off iCloud in Music and back on and also reconfirmed my password in iCloud. After a bit, the playlist was available again. I manually downloaded the remaining few songs that hadn't already downloaded.
Any clues? Fortunately, my iPhone (with the same playlist) worked great on the plane, so I had what I wanted, but don't want to be "locked out" from my playlist again.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to Darryl Mylrea)
I have looked in every forum I can. No one has been able to help or has an answer. It works great on my iPhone but not on my iPad. Hopefully this week I will have time to drop into the apple store and see if they can help.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to ballpark1313)
This worked for me:
I unchecked one of the playlists, hit sync, and it started copying 388 songs that were "pending" before, and greyed out.
After it finished that sync, I rechecked the playlist, sync'd again, and everything was there.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to ballpark1313)
Had same problem.
Saw in a forum that someone had rotated their iPAD from portrait to landscape while on playlist screen and it changed which playlists were greyed out. I rotated from landscape to portrait and all greyed out playlists became accessible. Tested in airplane mode to ensure it worked and it did.
Was charging to a power outlet when I did all of the above. Not sure if it matters...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to BriceToronto)
Oddly, the rotation to portrait mode works. I wasn't plugged in at the time either.
I'm now updating to iOS 6. I hope that "bug" is fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to ballpark1313)
ok... what I did was to turn off the option of " itunes match" from the ipad2 settings, and then after doing so, I could be able to download the playlists in an "old fashion" way, meaning, I have the music IN the ipad and not in the cloud, so it is available any place, any time... hope it works for you guys... regards.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 4:35 PM (in response to ballpark1313)
This fixed the problem for me:
Settings -> Cellular Data -> Use Cellular Data for: iTunes, toggle to 'On'
The default is 'Off' and the playlists seem to require a quick sync with iCloud every now and again before they enable themselves.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to ballpark1313)
Well, since we are bumping up ancient threads, there are numerous strange issues that will occur when using devices on a plane. This also happens with rentals, despite in theory people are told there should be no issues at all.
The problem is that moving time-zones and location-services seem to be the root of most of these glitches. Jet-travel forces these issues to the extreme.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to higginsyang)
If that's the case, wouldn't the playlists be able to do a "quick sync" over wifi? When not on the road, my iPad, at home, is always on WiFi. It should be able to do what it needs over WiFi.