5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2008 10:14 PM by Carsten Langrock
Feek Level 1 (0 points)

I've upgraded both iTunes and my touch to the current versions and enabled the Genius feature in iTunes (and it's working well) but whenever I try and use it on the touch I get a message:

*Genius Playlists*
Genius playlists are not enabled.
Use iTunes to enable Genius Playlists.

Have I missed a tickbox somewhere?


Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • jeff Rica Level 1 (0 points)
    i had the same issue. plug your iPod in let it do it's thing after that on the summary page there is a option in the middle of the page for if you are having problems with your iPod press restore set it up as a new iPod.
  • Roy van der Woning Level 1 (10 points)
    One has to wipe out the entire device just to get a playlist to work? Surely there must be a better way.
  • Roy van der Woning Level 1 (10 points)
    Just found a tip elsewhere on this site and it worked for me:

    After syncing your iPod once, the Genius feature will not be turned on on your iPod and you will get the stupid error message. With your iPod connected to your computer you can easily turn on Genius on your iPod. Simply click "Update Genius" under the "store" menu bar. After it has updated re-sync your iPod and everything should work fine.
  • Feek Level 1 (0 points)
    Aye, did that and it worked, thanks. Once I clicked the Update Genius doofer it all sprang into life
  • Carsten Langrock Level 1 (25 points)
    Unfortunately, that did not work for me. I just got an iPod touch and while the Genius feature works in iTunes, it is not available on the iPod, even after several syncs and Genius updates. The sync process itself also takes forever even when nothing changed on either the iPod or the computer. Very frustrating. Another odd thing is that iTunes syncs Podcasts to the device that have not been selected in the device setup page ...