5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2011 9:44 AM by JimHdk
jmurphdogg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After making a great playlist, I really don't want to go through my huge music library, and make the same playlist on another device. Is there a way to duplicate the same playlist on another device? For example, I have multiple ipods, and an iPad. I want to put a playlist that I have on my iPad to my iTouch.


iPod touch
  • 1. Re: How do I share playlists between my devices (Ipad, Ipod)?
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,090 points)

    Per the users guide, a playlist you make on the iPod will sync back to your iTunes library on your computer.  One the playlist is in your iTunes library just sync the playlist to your other iDevices.

     

    From Users Guide:

    Create a playlist:

    1 Tap Playlists (tap More first, if Playlists isn’t visible), then tap “Add Playlist…”

    2 Type a name for your playlist, then tap Save.

    3 Browse for songs using the buttons at the bottom of the screen. Tap any song or video

    to add it to the playlist. Tap Add All Songs at the top of any list of songs to add all the

    songs in the list.

    4 When you finish, tap Done.

    When you make a playlist and then sync iPod touch to your computer, the playlist is

    synced to your iTunes library.


  • 2. Re: How do I share playlists between my devices (Ipad, Ipod)?
    jmurphdogg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it, but unfortunately, I didn't create the playlist in my itunes. I created it right to my iPad. Instead of meticulously going through my songs again to make the exact same playlist, I was wondering if there was a way to add the playlist from my iPad (or iPod) to another device. Any suggestions?

  • 3. Re: How do I share playlists between my devices (Ipad, Ipod)?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    Read lllaas's post more carefully. He said, "a playlist you make on the iPod will sync back to your iTunes library on your computer.  One the playlist is in your iTunes library just sync the playlist to your other iDevices."

     

    The necessary intermediate step is to first get the playlist to your iTunes library. From there it can be placed on your other devices.

  • 4. Re: How do I share playlists between my devices (Ipad, Ipod)?
    jmurphdogg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks JimHdk. After reading it more carefully, I am still having the same problem. I can't get the playlist back to my iTunes from my device, to then sync to other devices. How do I do that? When I click on the iPad, and click "sync music", it wants to erase everything on the iPad. I don't want to do that. Am I missing something?

  • 5. Re: How do I share playlists between my devices (Ipad, Ipod)?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    If your playlist is not being synched to iTunes then you must have "Manually manage music and videos" selected. In this case your playlists will not be moved to iTunes. There are some third party programs which can do this.