Confused - Listening to songs on iPhone does NOT trigger last played/last skipped?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kavika411, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

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    Thanks for reading this. I have a smart playlist with several "rules". One rule is that the playlist will not include songs "last played" within one month. Likewise, the playlist will not include songs "last skipped" within one month. (In other words, it don't want to hear a song which has popped up during the last month, regardless of whether I listened to it or skipped it.)

    What's weird is that the "last played" and "last skipped" do not reflect times I have played/skipped the song on the iPhone. Is it supposed to be that way? Do plays on the iPhone not register in iTunes? Why is that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    I know for a fact that my data gets updated when I sync, including play count, etc....

    Do you have a PC?
     
  3. scratchyvinyl macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    Yes, my data also gets updated on iTunes after listening to songs on the iPhone. Such data only gets updated when you have an iPod/iPhone set to sync with your computer. I've found that manually managing songs on my other iPods does not transfer last played and other such data.


    (Another example is that I often rate unrated songs on my manually-managed iPod, and after rating songs on my iPod, they don't transfer over to those same songs in my iTunes library).

    So I don't see why your last played/last skipped data doesn't transfer over to your iTunes library since the only way to get media onto an iPhone is to sync it with some playlists in iTunes.
     
  4. WhiskeySpider macrumors newbie

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    "Last Played" does sync. "Last Skipped" does not. If anyone can find a way to sync "Last Skipped" please say how.

    "Last Skipped" is a great option for making playlists really smart and tuned to your listening habits... it's a shame it's not working.
     
  5. jjamesv macrumors member

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    Well, yeah, of course it registers when you sync it back to your PC/Mac, but what he's talking about is "live updating", and I would agree that that doesn't seem to be working now.
     
  6. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

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    Thanks, jjamesv. That is in fact what I am talking about, although since posting it the original post, it seems to be working correctly, albeit sporadically.
     

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