3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2010 7:14 AM by Aboy
Tayls1993 Level 1 (0 points)
I was wondering if anyone could help.
I listen to my recently added playlist all the time but recently the playlist has stopped updating on my ipod. It just seems to to be stuck and wont update. However in iTunes it updates fine.
I cant think why it wont sync.
i have un-synced my music and then re-synced it, but that didn't work. I have restored my ipod and updated my mac and my ipod to the most recent updates, and still nothing. I have even duplicated the playlist but it still wont even sync that right.

If anybody has any suggestions i would be really grateful.

ipod specs
16Gb (First Gen.)
3. 1. 2

If you have any questions about anything, please ask

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Aboy Level 1 (10 points)
    Assuming you just updated your iTunes (you know, the one that came out today), did you notice if this was an issue before? I've been having the same problem since iTunes 9.x was released.

    I called Apple several months ago when I first noticed the problem. They wanted me to "update my library" by deleting the .xml file in my music folder. No such luck.

    If you want a temporary fix, right click your "smart" playlists (and i emphasize, "smart"), and uncheck the setting - "Live Updating". Resync your iPodTouch. This is the only solution, thus far.
  • Tayls1993 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help! By turning off 'Live Updating' it has brought the playlist up to date, which is a start

    And yeah, i have had this problem for a little while but i don't know if it was when iTunes 9 was released.

    iTunes was up to date, and when i saw the latest update saying something about fixing an issue with smart playlists, i thought my troubles were solved. Apparently not.

    Out of interest do you also get the '-50 error' message when you sync your ipod? i wondered if it might be related.
  • Aboy Level 1 (10 points)
    There is a fix to all of this now. I just read that there was an update for the iPhone OS (3.1.3). I'm not sure if the issue was addressed in this update, however, go ahead and update your firmware, and of course, your iTunes to 9.0.3.

    Right click your "smart" playlists and click - "copy to play order". Make sure your setting are all correct in the smart playlist criteria. TURN ON LIVE UPDATING. Sync.

    What would appear to be incorrect is actually correct. Scroll to the bottom. Your playlist will follow the order - backwards. It's not at the top, anymore.

    Let me know if this worked for you.