2721 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2010 1:13 PM by Magister777
I think you're on the right track. This is a smart playlist (one of the defaults from Apple). So there's no user intervention to create it.
My best guess is it is sorting by date added when I see it on the iPad? However, there is no way to know this on the iPad.
Any suggestions on how to update the smart playlist to sort in a non-default way to see if that changes how the playlist behaves on the iPad?
The playlist are customizable in iTunes and the songs will be in the order that you arranged them in when you initially created the playlist.
You can arrange a playlist order based off of song titles, artists, time, genre, etc. by clicking the top of the column info. The songs in the playlist will arrange accordingly based off which column you selected for the order.
Music in your library will be in order no matter what.
I've noticed the same problem with Smart Playlists on the iPad. I've come to the conclusion that it's a bug with the iPad's iPod app. No matter how I sort the Smart Playlists on iTunes on the computer or on the app, the order of the tracks of Albums when viewed through the playlist is wrong. It doesn't matter if I sort by Album, Artist or whatever.
Thankfully, the track orders are okay when the album is played or when viewed through the Music tab. It's still annoying, though. My solution is to not use Smart (or Stupid, haha) Playlists on the iPad. Wish I had a better answer for you...
Someone let me know if I'm wrong, or if it gets fixed.