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Playing order of 'All Songs' for an artist

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JoeSoap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 20, 2009 1:37 AM

When I go into the iPod app on my iPhone (3.0 software) and select 'All Songs' the playlist is all of the songs listed alphabetically.

I wonder, is there any way to change this so that they display chronologically by album? i.e. so if I go to an artist who has, say, five albums I can play through them all in album order starting with the earliest?


3G, iPhone OS 3.0
  • Sboq Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)
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    Jun 22, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to JoeSoap)
    sadly, no, this is not possible unless you start using the 'sort album/artist/other fields' available in iTunes. to see these fields, select a song and go to "file -> get info" and go to the "sorting" tab.

    sadly, i have no experience using these as i have all of my songs tab info heavily modified, but i have seen people use these to get the additional functionality that they were looking for.

    hope this helps!
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  • Marcus Muench1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:08 AM (in response to JoeSoap)
    I really wonder why Apple did not implement the same behaviour as in the classic iPods. The alphabetically order instead of grouping by album is really useless. And I do not really plan to modify the information in the sorting tab for more than 20.000 songs.

    So please Apple, restore useability in the iPod app and just implement, what we are used to by all your other products!
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  • Wes Plate Level 4 Level 4 (2,845 points)
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    Oct 8, 2009 7:51 PM (in response to Marcus Muench1)
    This drives me crazy too!
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  • jlearman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 9:15 AM (in response to Wes Plate)
    Drives me INSANE as well. I just want to be able to play all songs by an artist, sorted/grouped by album.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.3)


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