4128 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2010 6:13 PM by garyoster
I'm guessing that you just updated your iPhone software to 3.1.3 and that it is a smart playlist you are missing. If that's the case then it's a software bug. I've done a little searching and found two methods individuals are using to get around this until Apple fixes the bug. I haven't had time to try either yet, but seems that both methods are working for different people.
First one is to recreate your smart playlist in iTunes with a different name. When you synch, your missing playlist will appear, but your new playlist will not.
Second method claims the issue is caused when your playlist includes more than two conditions. The recommended work around for this is to temporarily remove all but two of your conditions in your playlist and then synch until apple fixes the bug.
When I get a chance I will try and confirm whether one or both works.
Just to add my 2 cents..
I've had this problem also and have come across two ways that both work to get around it.
1/ Turn off Live Updating.
2/ As described above, reduce the number of conditions. I've gotten one with 3 conditions to work.
eg; Rating is greater than two stars
Comments does not include Kids
Media kind is Music
That will work with Live Updating turned on...
I had the same issue occur with my iPhone after I cleared all settings and memory from it because the 'other' category had gotten bloated to 1.6 GB; afterwards it was 320 MB. After I re-synched, my playlists (and other items) were missing. I got most of the stuff back together, but no matter what I have tried, I can't get the playlists to appear on my iPhone.