Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to DavidLago)
Hi, i have the exact same problem. I mean, it's not a big deal...but it shouldn't be like this! If someone figures it out, i'd love to hear how many calories i'll have to burn to get the artists in proper alphabetical order. Artists in alphabetical order?...C'MON!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 6:40 PM (in response to DavidLago)
I, as well, am having this problem, and turning sort by album artist on and off, and then restarting does nothing. I also updated to 5.0.1 and that didn't fix it. I'm using a MacBook Pro running 10.7.2. This is annoying and I would expect more from Apple. Alphabetizing seems simple enough, right?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 7:38 PM (in response to DavidLago)
Well, just an update. Apple has recommended that I update to iTunes 10.5.1, no joy. Keep in mind that I erase all content and settings each time that I do these steps. I will call apple back tomorrow and check in later here.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 3:10 AM (in response to animal397)
Just updated to 10.5.1 and my artists are still not in alphabetical order. Anyone has any further updates?? So annoying!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2011 1:03 PM (in response to DavidLago)
Everything worked perfectly well with the iTunes 10.5.1 beta and the Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta. Not sure what happened after that.
Turning iTunes Match off then on didn't fix the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to Skyzyx)
I updated my iPhone FW to 5.0.1 and the results turned out to be worse than I thought. The childish error of the alphabetical order remains, plus the updated turned my CoverFlow into a crashware. When I slide it back and forth a few times, it freezes profusely and even crashes out eventually. The CoverFlow from my old iPhone 3G with 4.2.1 (FTR, it s***ks as bad as 5.0.1, mainly because it is a heavy burden to it), can perform way better than this.
In addition, my carrier is losing its signal eventually, and turning airplane mode on and off won't solve it. It has to go through a clean reboot to work again.
And to seal the package with a golden tape, my battery which was fine, now drains itself out 30% faster, which, by the way, was the main purpose of this update.
Something is seriously wrong with apple. How is it even possible to mess up alphabetical order? Every SDK that I know does this job by default, and by the way, codding a way to mess this up is not an easy job.
I expect improvements, Apple. And fast!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2011 2:01 AM (in response to DavidLago)
same here, got the issue about the time i got ios5. took my iphone to the apple store, and they didn't know a clue about the issue and never saw it, was advised to wipe and restore. this worked for a little bit.
few weeks later after syncing more music the issue resurfaced again. this is quite frustrating. theres a workaround by using the search function, but id really like to properly browse my music! come on apple! please fix this problem i need my music man.
i also have a huge issue with phone calls. ever since the ios5 update, phone calls are incredibly unreliable. my carier is ussualy pretty reliant and i almost always have full reception, but when i'm on the phone people have mentioned it sounds like im on a plane and it cuts out dialog a lot. i always check if my reception is fine, theres no issue with that.
please come up with an update to fix this!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 10:01 AM (in response to AlxndrSF)
As an update I recently deleted about 1.5 gigs of music off my iPhone and then restarted and this fixed the problem. Give it a try!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to DavidLago)
Copying everything again?! I demand Apple fixes it !!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 11:24 AM (in response to DavidLago)
Same problem here. I hope Apple fixes it soon...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to Wouter Ensing)
Same problem for me also. Wiping the music and re-syncing fixes it only temporarily, as soon as I start adding new music onto the phone the problem comes back. Not impressed at all.
I paid £499 for a phone that has buggy basic features? it can't sort alphabetically? Come on Apple, get your act together...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to DavidLago)
I have a similar problem, but in my case about half of my Artists aren't listed when seaching. The music is in there, you can find the song or album but the artists just wont list. No updates have helped, and I recently upgraded to 4S from my 3 and the problem continued despite the new phone. ARGH!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to DavidLago)
Well, I have just discovered that the problem has somehow fixed itself. Not sure what happened to cure it. At this point I am no longer useful in this discussion. Sorry all.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to animal397)
Same problem. iPhone 4S using iTunes Match in UK.
Annoying, stupid problem. Lots of artists in completely the wrong place. Some artists appear five times in the list in seemingly random places.
I think that, in my case, all the incorrect entries are ones where I recently manually changed the "Get info" about the artists' names in iTunes on my PC (eg changing "Antonio Vivaldi" to "Vivaldi" or "Lou Reed and John Cale" to Lou Reed).
I wonder if there is some delay in iTunes relaying the correct change information back through iTunes Match to devices - but it eventually catches up - hence animal397's unexpected cure?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to DavidLago)
Got my 4S in November (I'm using iOS 5.0)...synced over all of the same music that was on the 3GS. It wasn't until last night that I attempted to put a few new albums on the 4S. One was "The Black Keys"...this correctly end up sorted under 'B' in the artist list. The other was a band called "Radical Face", this shows up under the letter 'N' in the artist list.
This has subsequently made it so that the last 'O' band is showing up as the first 'P' band and so forth (it's all shifted off by one row).
I then transferred an album by a band called "Shonnen Knife" which ended up under 'S'.
I then updated the album art for "Florence + The Machine" and after syncing it started showing up under 'B' instead of 'F' where it always had been before.
It's inconcistently doing the wrong thing and I haven't been able to idenfity any pattern. There is nothing wrong with the meta data on the files themselves, as far as I can tell, because the same files when synced to my Nano (v1.1 firmware) are sorted properly.
This is annoying! It's somewhat comforting knowing that this isn't happening only to me but I think calling this widespread is an exaggeration as there hasn't been large public outcry like what happened with the battery problem (which I have never experienced in the slightest).
I keep trying to find ways to blame it on something other than iOS/Music app but based on my (admittedly rudimentary) experiments with some files and tags I can't come to any other conclusion than a bug with the firmware.