4766 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2009 3:30 PM by Guntis Bukalders
One thing that might help out.
If you have your iphone set to manually manage, you should be able to delete the contents directly off the iphone.
to do this, connect the iphone to itunes.
When the iphone shows up under the devices section of itunes, click on the triangle to the left, just like you did previously.
Now click on the items you want to delete and the the delete key on the key board.
Hope this helps.
That doesn't solve my problem. When I connect the iPhone to my Mac, I do see smart playlists in iPhone, and I cannot delete them! The show up empty. There is no contextual menu command to delete them either. I think I synced smart playlists with the same name smart playlists in iTunes library previously, then made normal playlists for iPhone and removed checkboxes from the smart playlists in the Music tab in iTunes. But once those smart playlists were created in iPhone, they are kept, event if I don't sync with them anymore. I tried to disable music syncing completely, iTunes deleted all music from my iPhone. Smart playlists in iPhone also disappeared. I was happy. But the same smart playlists still were listed in the iPhone content in iTunes (in the Devices section). And it's impossible to delete them! Strange. Then I enabled syncing again, synced only normal playlists, but those smart playlists were copied again to my iPhone, even if the smart playlists with the same name in my iTunes library were not checked to be synced with. How can I get rid of them in iPhone?…
OK, here's one drastic solution I just found:
Connect iPhone to your Mac. Open PhoneView application, open its preferences, enable "Show Entire Disk (Advanced Disk Mode)", close preferences.
In the PhoneView application's sidebar you'll see "Disk" (blue folder icon) - click on it. Open iTunes_Control/iTunes folder and delete all files inside it. Then delete the content of the Music folder - all those multiple numbered folders. Disconnect iPhone from yor Mac. I even restarted my iPhone. Then connect iPhone to your Mac again, open iTunes on Mac and try to sync - iTunes will ask to reset everything and start as with the new iPhone. Agree. Actually it didn't copy all apps all over again, but only music. Congratulations! All smart playlists are gone.