Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to Tiroan)
I have a smart playlist for unrated songs and it works fine on my iPhone 5 w/ iOS 7.0.3. I auto-sync to selected playlists, and this one syncs just fine and the contents on the iPhone agree with iTunes.
In my case, in addition to rating criteria there is an additional "Playlist Is ..." criteria since I hang all my playlists off of a master playlist that contains everything I auto-sync (my library greatly exceeds the capacity of my iPhone). So in your case, you might try adding criteria like:
- Playlist is Music (where "Music" is the general category for all music items), or
- Media Kind is Music
See if either of those help.
Also, are you an iTunes Match user? (I'm not, just checking)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 4:11 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
I have the same issue. I downgraded iTunes back to v11.1 and still have empty smart playlists when using Rating="". Interestingly, the songs do get transferred, as I can see them on my iPhone5, just not within the smart playlist. I'm considering rev'ing back to 7.0.2 IOS to see if the problem existed then.
I tried adding Kind=Music to the smart playlist, that did not make any difference. When I view the smart playlist on the iPhone from within iTunes, all of the songs are listed. They simply do not show up when I view the smart playlist on the iPhone itself. Frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 5:06 PM (in response to Henry AW)
No go on downgrading to IOS6. The workaround I found in another posting: where I was using Rating="", to use Rating="*", i.e., use one star to represent unrated music contrary to logic. This changes my rating workflow a bit, but it does work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Tiroan)
Anyone having problems with these smart playlists please go to http://www.apple.com/feedback and submit the bug to Apple. I have talked with their support regarding these bugs and they have told me that Apple recognizes it as a bug, but they have no timeline for a fix because they have not had enough feedback or bugs reported regarding it so they assume no one cares. We need everyone to submit their feedback so that this can be fixed sooner rather than never. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2014 9:09 AM (in response to Tiroan)
I have solved this issue on my iphone 4 by creating the normal unrated smart playlist and including it in the sync as normal. I have additionally created a smart that only includes items from the "unrated" playlist (not other conditions in this) and sync this to the iphone as well.
This holds the exact same items in the playlist as the original unrated one but allows the iphone to play the mirror unrated playlist songs that I want from the original list.
They are marked as auto updating but due to the apple bug with the orginal list, the mirrored list only takes a snap shot of the songs each time I sync to itunes.
Hope this helps in the short terms until apple release an bugfix.