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  • Waldemar Axdorph Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have to confirm this too. I have a smart playlist which selects my songs ordered by added date descending order. In iTunes this is correctly displayed but on my iPhone (OS 3.1) the order is messed up. Using iTunes 9 and Snow Leopard.
  • shaloot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "I think the iPhone is trying to do the smart playlist logic onboard now, rather than relying on iTunes"

    my thoughts exactly.

    Bump so others will chime in so this will be fixed!
  • cdstratton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just another "me too" post; I'm seeing the same problem, and would desparately like to get it fixed. I thought it was bad enough in 3.0.x that my iPhone was forcing all playlists into chronological order when I synced, instead of reflecting the current sort criteria in iTunes...but at least it was listing the correct songs!

    Disabling live updating might work, but it seems like that would severely limit the usefulness of Smart Playlists (which are, in turn, one of the more useful features of iTunes). Let's get this fixed for real!
  • Blake_Brown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Super irritating. My "Recently Added" playlist was my go-to playlist. Now it's all jumbled and screwed up. Seems that all the songs are there, just in some bizarre, interminable order. How does Apple let stuff like this get by, what possibly could have triggered this? I have Snow Leopard, everything is up to date. iPhone 3G.

    PS. The 3.1 crashed my iPhone on installation and had to be Restored. Also, it seems as though the sound output is different, not only on the speaker, but also through headphones. Grr. Supremely annoying.

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  • Lavona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The PRIMARY use for my Touch is to listen to Podcasts while I drive and the playlists are essential to that. Apple really made a mess out of this .. my Touch is useless until it is fixed.
  • Spellucci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here for Windows XP. My smart list of unplayed podcasts is sorted by release date on the desktop. On my iPod Classic it is sorted by Artist and within that by Name. When the device is plugged in and I explore it in iTunes, the playlist exists, but it is empty. Po' thang is confused!
  • Razorhog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. I use the recently added playlist on my iPhone daily. Apple, please help!!!
  • mfillhart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem with podcasts and tv shows both showing up in some random order, tried taking them off my iphone 3GS and then reinstalling them but to no avail, still just a jumbled mess. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
  • StuLax18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Had this same problem, and used the uncheck live updating to fix it. I don't know what I have disabled, but I'm sure it's less important than having my songs in the right order.
  • Bobbie Bobster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My smart podcast playlist seemed to be picking up the "Limit to..." option to sort in random order (but only showing this order on the Touch, not in iTunes), even though "Limit to" was not checked.

    The solution for me was to changed the "selected by" option to "least recently added" (leaving "Limit to" unchecked. This gives me an old to new podcast playlist on the Touch.
  • skylight03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. My Top 25 Most Played and Recently Played won't work. I keep getting random songs for both playlists. Although everything was fixed when I unchecked the live updating but I really still need that function though. I hope Apple fixes this soon!
  • Oliver Dean Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm pretty sure that the iPhone started doing the smart playlist logic itself before 3.1. Certainly since 3.0, if not before, I've noticed that podcasts will disappear from my smart playlist with a 'play count = 0' filter when played when I'm between syncs with iTunes.

    It's a pretty bad bug and coupled with the lockup issue I've had far more difficulty with 3.1 than any other iPhone software version.
  • BuzzLightyear_DE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem with my iPhone 3GS (3.1) and iTunes 9. I will report this to apple, but don't know if this will help.

    Thank you for the workaround. This is working, but only a workaround! With every new song you have to switch on and off the button
  • RiverdaleDave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll pile on with a "me too." I just upgraded to iTunes 9, and 3.1 on my iPhone 3G. I listen to a lot of podcasts, so I keep a smart playlist that puts my newest stuff at the top (sorted by Date Added), keeps only the items with a play count of 0, and does live updating. In previous versions of iTunes and iPhone software, the list would live update on the phone itself just fine, and of course keep the correct play order. So I believe this logic has existed on the iPhone software for awhile, since after playing a podcast in the car or wherever, it would disappear from my smart playlist.

    However, now with the latest software, that same smart playlist shows up in random order (at least, I can't discern the order) on my iPhone. It appears correctly in iTunes, as others have noted. I'm assuming it has to do with the new "more flexible" options for syncing podcasts, since now there are separate options for syncing podcasts and for syncing playlists with podcasts in them. In any case, I'm frustrated because I'm used to syncing my phone, then jumping in the car or putting the dog on a leash, and just hitting my Latest playlist to hear my newest podcasts; now I have to actually sift through to find what I want.

    The workaround to uncheck Live Updating works for me, but I really want that functionality. Also, I found that if I check the Limit To box and select Most Recently Added, that helps, but I end up with the list sorted in the opposite order that I want: it ends up sorted oldest-to-newest on my iPhone, but I prefer to have the newest items at the top.
  • cornelis thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    my top listened to songs are all out of order on my ipod touch amd iphone and its really getting on my nerves
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