Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to Prezbo)
it amazes me at how many songs people have time to listen to... while I cannot get this justin bieber song to stop playing (i heard it on the radio during my 30 minute drive home from work which is all the in the dayi have time to listen to music and now I cant get it outof my head..sad, i know)
your itunes should have your playlist as you had it on the iphone 4. just sync it with the 5.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:28 PM (in response to Appletini6)
my playlists dont seem to transfer from iPhone to iTunes. how do I get them to do that (for ones that I make on the go)?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to Prezbo)
syncing works one way- your phone matches what the computer tells it to match. not the other way around. you will need to make a playlist in itunes then.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to Prezbo)
You have to create a playlist on your iTunes, than you have to sync it and chose the playlist that you want to be on your new iPhone.
That's the way.
I'm sorry that you didn't create a playlist before.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to iKenne)
I'm not sure how that solves my problem. Is there a way to create a playlist that only has the songs that are currently on my iPhone? Or are you just suggesting that I go through everything manually, basically looking at my iTunes and looking at my iPhone and making a huge playlist? That is what I'm trying to avoid, because it will take forever.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to Prezbo)
I too am very interested in a soluton. I have an IPhone 5 that needs to be restored as new do to a software problem, BUT I have over 2,700 songs on the phone and want to put them back once I have restored the Phone. I can't use a backup from a previous phone
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to Prezbo)
I have found a way to do this that may help. Music must be on PC however.
- Plug iPhone into PC using USB
- Under iPhone, Select playlist you wish to transfer
- Right click, and select "Export"
- Select a location (maybe your desktop) and save as an XML file (Important - this seems to be the format that works)
- In iTunes, under File, Library, select Import Playlist
- Select your playlist previously saved. Click on Open.
- Playlist is now in iTunes, and you can now disconnect your old iDevice, connect the new one
- Drag the playlist to your new iDevice.
- Provided all songs in the imported playlist are on your PC, they will be moved with the playlist to your new iDevice.
From iTunes, I created a playlist on my old iPhone called "iPhone Music" and using the steps above, I "transferred" all the music to my new iPhone. I then deleted the playlist on the iPhone, and the songs remained. I then repeated the process for my 20 or so iPhone playlists, and the playlists were transferred without duplicated songs.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 12:57 AM (in response to Tentpeg)
This was a great idea, but iTunes won't let me do step 3: Right click, and select "Export"
All I get is play and shuffle options.
Phone is a 3GS - iTunes is latest version.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 4:42 AM (in response to Scott2Bnuts)
No, I'm not sure. It could be an iPhone 3GS issue?? I did mine on a 4S...................