Argg! iCloud is screwing up my smart playlists!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Rantipole, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    I have a couple smart playlists set up, so that I limit the amount of music on my phone to 5 gig.

    Arg! Recently, I've noticed not enough songs on my phone. Eg, not 5GB.

    Let's say one playlist is set to hold 1 gig of music. I looked at iTunes on the computer, and it has 1GB, but around 200MB is stuff I deleted but somehow "came back" on the cloud! And it is not sycning, which is fine, but it is still taking up space in the smart playlist!

    I could go and review every song and permanently delete the ones I don't want. However, even though songs have started reappearing only recently, it is bring back songs I deleted over a year ago! So, I have upwards of 300 songs to look through.

    If I just turn off iCloud, will this stuff all just disappear. P.S., I never turned on iCloud, it just started happening.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Just realized. I think this may have started when I upgraded to iTunes 11. Should I (can I) switch back to 10?
     
  3. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Wow, 500 views and no thoughts on this?

    Answering my own question:

    In the main iTunes screen, go to "View" and select "Hide Music in the Cloud".

    In your Smart Playlist, CTRL-click your Smart Playlist to edit, and add the following parameter:
    "Location" "is" "on this computer"

    That did it.
     

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