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  • 30. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    ryanfrommatthews Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is the criteria I'm currently using and have been using for years.  Of course, it works fine for my iPod and other iPhone 4S which hasn't be upgraded.  It's not working on my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.

     

    Match All:

    - Rating != 1 star

    - Rating != 2 stars

    - Media Kind = Music

  • 31. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    ryanfrommatthews wrote:

     

    Here is the criteria I'm currently using and have been using for years.  Of course, it works fine for my iPod and other iPhone 4S which hasn't be upgraded.  It's not working on my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.

     

    Match All:

    - Rating != 1 star

    - Rating != 2 stars

    - Media Kind = Music

    Assuming that "!=" means "does not equal" then that should work just fine.  I have smart playlists where I exclude 1 and 2 star songs by specifying "> 2" and "< 1" with "Match Any" and that works fine on my iPhone 5 with iOS 7.

     

    If you have additional "must" criteria you can use the "indented logic" that smart playlists provide, for example:

     

    Match All:

    - Media Kind Is Music

    - Last Played Is Not In The Last 7 Days (if you want this criteria)

     

    (indent) ----> Match Any:

    .....................- Rating Is Greater than 2

    .....................- Rating Is Less than 1

     

    Play around with it to see if this works for you.  I have no problems whatsoever with smart playlists working under iOS 7, but then again I don't use iTunes Match (which seems to screw things up with SPLs).

  • 32. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Abarylak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Everyone that is watching this thread or posted here, please go to www.apple.com/feedback to submit this issue. I have opened a case with support regarding this and they have acknowledged the issue as a bug, but they say that the only way to get this resolved quickly is for a lot of people to report it. They say the fastest way to do this is through the feedback system. Please submit this issue and hopefully it will be resolved sooner rather than later. Thanks.

  • 33. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    ryanfrommatthews Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    rockmyplimsoul wrote:

     

    ryanfrommatthews wrote:

     

    Here is the criteria I'm currently using and have been using for years.  Of course, it works fine for my iPod and other iPhone 4S which hasn't be upgraded.  It's not working on my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.

     

    Match All:

    - Rating != 1 star

    - Rating != 2 stars

    - Media Kind = Music

    Assuming that "!=" means "does not equal" then that should work just fine.  I have smart playlists where I exclude 1 and 2 star songs by specifying "> 2" and "< 1" with "Match Any" and that works fine on my iPhone 5 with iOS 7.

     

    If you have additional "must" criteria you can use the "indented logic" that smart playlists provide, for example:

     

    Match All:

    - Media Kind Is Music

    - Last Played Is Not In The Last 7 Days (if you want this criteria)

     

    (indent) ----> Match Any:

    .....................- Rating Is Greater than 2

    .....................- Rating Is Less than 1

     

    Play around with it to see if this works for you.  I have no problems whatsoever with smart playlists working under iOS 7, but then again I don't use iTunes Match (which seems to screw things up with SPLs).

    I played around with it a little bit last night and using a nested criteria seems to work.  So the below criteria works for me. There's still an issue with the start playlists in iOS 7 but this is a good workaround.  Now I have to update my other smart playlists.  Thanks for your help!

     

    Match All:

    - Media Kind Is Music

     

    (indent) ----> Match Any:

    .....................- Rating Is Greater than 2

    .....................- Rating Is Less than 1

  • 34. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    cold_chardonnay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Abarylak: Which product did you select on the feedback site?

     

    iTunes? Because I think it's a bug within the music app in iOS. But I can't select that...

     

    Thx.

  • 35. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Abarylak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you go to the feedback site, select the device that you are having the issue with. I am having the problem on the iphone so I selected that option. The key is to just submit the feedback. You can choose iPad or iPhone or one of the air devices that use ios.

  • 36. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Abarylak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @ryanfrommatthews

     

    I also tried the sub-criteria workaround, but it still doesn't populate the list with any 0 star music items. You should check the playlist size count to make sure they match between iTunes and iOS.

  • 37. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Zatixo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This bug exists since beta 1 I think.

     

    Most of the bug that still are in IOS 7 were there during the beta. Reported bugs.

     

     

    Apple didn't add functionality to the music app. But they screwed it, and everything that is related to (like the home screen not showing the correct song currently playing...

  • 38. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    The Laughing Imp Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)

    Thank you, everyone, for your input! I, too, have complicated smart playlists that were empty in the Music app despite music copying over during sync. All my smart lists were empty except one. For some reason, null data is confusing the Music app (as others have pointed out) UNLESS one of the smart parameters is set to pull music from another playlist. This is why my one smart playlist worked. I was about to reconfigure each non-working smart playlist to pull from another new list, but AppleTruco's solution was the most elegant. I already have a "Music" playlist. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • 39. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    paulnorris2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After nearly two years of smart playlists and iTunes Match driving me crazy, I finally found a simple solution.  When I upgraded to IOS 7, smart playlists (in conjunction with Match) went from annoying to totally broken.  Songs appeared in smart playlists that did not belong and the ones that belonged were missing.  In addition, album artwork was wrong about half the time.  Anyway, here is the simple fix that seems to be working.  Leave iTunes Match enable in iTunes on my PC, turn off iTunes Match on each device.  Now songs get matched on the PC, but synching is completely with the PC and iPhone.  I found this a couple of days ago and so far everything is working seamlessly.

  • 40. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Happy Dad Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I have the same issue.  It started in the later releases of iOS6 (if was perfect in iOS5) and now it is completely broken in iOS7.

     

    I create two smart playlists for unrated music.  One is for music I have never played and one is for unrated tracks for top albums (album rating >= 3*).  The playlist in Itunes build correct.  If I sync and then browse the phone while connected by USB through Itunes the playlists show the tracks.  If I open the smart playlist on the phone however it tells me there are no tracks.  Searching for the track through other methods reveals that the tracks are on the phone, it is just that the tracks will not show in the smart playlist.

     

    I have submitted numerous bug reports to apple about this and for over a year now it has still not been fixed.  In fact the latest update (iOS7.0.3) is the worse of the lot.

     

    I've been working around the issue for now by copying my self updating smart playlists in iTunes to a static playlist and then to sync the static playlist to my phone.  Cluncky at best. 

     

    I look forward to trying the tips that have been posted above to see if this resolves my issues once I get home tonight.  I'll post back my results.

  • 41. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Zatixo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They ignore these bug. In fact they even don't give a **** about the bug in the music app. In each iOS version they add bugs, which are never fixed.

     

     

    To fix it, do they wait an article in the New-York times? Do they need a huge amount of articles on the internet? Well, it they want us to do it, ok then...

     

     

    I give my money to buy iphone. Now they still need to do their part in the "contract", otherwise there will be consequences.

  • 42. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Happy Dad Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Thank you to the suggestions here.  I modified my playlists to always include a Playlist is <playlist name> driven from core playlists that themselves are playlist is Music and my app playlists are working again.  The are actually in the correct sort order with the correct filtering and unrated tracks are all showing correctly again.

     

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • 43. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Abarylak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Happy Dad: Please be aware that what you have done is a basic workaround and is NOT the same as having your original playlists with unrated songs.  By referencing another playlist, it does not act like a smart playlist on the mobile devices anymore.  It is instead treated like a normal playlist.  Therefore, if you rate one of the songs in that playlist, it will not be filtered out of that playlist until after the next sync with iTunes so that it can update the playlist.

     

    Because of this, it is still recommended to submit a bug report at http://www.apple.com/feedback.  Without people reporting this issue Apple refuses to believe how wide-spread the issue is and how many people want this to be resolved.  Until they get enough feedback regarding it, they will refuse to do anything about it and it will never be fixed.  Please please please, submit your feedback about this bug so that Apple will get around to fixing it in a future release.  Thanks.

  • 44. Re: iOS 7 and Smart Playlist Handling
    Prash83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem, where my smart playlists including songs with <rating - is - unrated> were not including any of those 0 star songs on the iPad & iPhone. All playlists were working on iTunes on my PC. After reading the forum and much fiddling, it seems like I was having 2 problems coinciding:

     

    1. Certain smart playlists on iOS are broken - for me the ones including the criteria of unrated songs.
    2. iOS wasn't recognising unrated songs (i.e. the songs seemed to have a rating of "N/A" rather than a rating of 0)

     

    I have solved the problem by:

    1. Creating a non-smart playlist, included all the unrated songs on it.
    2. Highlighted them all, gave them a rating (anything is fine).
    3. Synced to record the new rating on iDevices (you should do this for all devices now, or it won't fix problem 2 above on the unsynced devices).
    4. Removed rating from same songs.
    5. Sync again.
    6. Create a new smart playlist for unrated songs.
    7. Deleted the old smart playlist - any linked playlist will show up with a next to them in iTunes. You have to relink those playlists to the new smart playlist.
    8. Sync again

     

    My problem included multiple playlists where one the criteria was <rating - is - unrated>. I didn't want to recreate all of those playlists, so i changed the <rating - is - unrated> to refer to the new smart playlist i.e. <playlist - is - unrated>.

     

    Hope this might help someone else.

     

    Thanks to this thread I just submitted feedback for the broken "Live updating", hope to see a fix for that in iOS soon!

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