4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2011 11:11 AM by dvus555
tmparent Level 1 Level 1
I have an IPod touch. I run ITunes 9 on my Mac. I created a new playlist and sorted the songs by 'name'. The shuffle icon on the bottom of the screen is not clicked (it is gray and not blue). When I sync my ipod, the playlist shows up on my ipod but the songs in the playlist are shuffled. Why is the playlist shuffled on my ipod touch even though the 'shuffle' is turned off in Itunes? I want to listen to the items in order by name.... HELP?


MACBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    Did you turn off Shuffle at the top of the playlist on the iPod?
  • tmparent Level 1 Level 1
    Well, I guess I'm not sure. when i select the play list i want to listen to, i can either click on the name of the song that i wish to hear or push 'shuffle'. if i push the shuffle button the ipod will automatically start to play the songs in a shuffled order. if i select a song, it will play that title and then the next one on the list. if the songs would appear in non-shuffled order then i could just choose the first song and then let them play through. but the list of songs is shuffled even though in ITunes when i look at the playlist they are in order by name.....
  • BBatdorf Level 1 Level 1

    I have same problem, Music app is very limited function.  In addition, that same playlist on my iPod shows up in intended order by album, track, but scrambled in iPad Music app.

  • dvus555 Level 1 Level 1

    I was also having the same issue, but I think I found a solution.  This works for my Smart Playlists.


    In you Smart Playlist in iTunes, make sure the Album column is hilighted. (sort by Album)

    Right Click on the Smart Playlist you are working with in the column on the left and select Edit Smart Playlist.

    Edit the second row to read "Limit to 100 items selected by Album.

    Click OK

    Resync your iPod. (make sure your iPod is not on the playlist you are editing).