Duplicate Playlists

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by legaleye3000, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I am finding that my iOS devices are creating duplicate playlists where the duplicate is called "(Name) 1" while the original playlist name is just "(Name)". I did see it in iTunes on my computer for some reason and I deleted the playlist; however, its back. Any help appreciated.
  2. DaPizzaMan macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2016
    This has been happening to me for a while now too.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603


    May 16, 2015
    There is a case which you see duplicates while actually it is not.
    If you modify the playlist on your device rather than through iTunes, iTunes will create a "duplicate" containing iTunes version when syncing. They are not the same.
    To resolve, you simply edit playlist in iTunes, then delete the old one, sync, duplicate should go away.

    However, idk if this is your case. Only for reference.
  4. DaPizzaMan macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2016
    Why does it not just sync the updates/changes you made instead of creating a new playlist? That seems pretty counter-intuitive to me...
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603


    May 16, 2015
    Same to me, but this is what iTunes does. Happens from iOS 9 era. Didn't remember iOS 8.4 though.
  6. DaPizzaMan macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2016
    Or it could just be a bug that has gone unnoticed/unfixed? I sure hope it's not a feature...
  7. Spazzy macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2017
    Make sure the device you are syncing to does NOT have iCloud sharing turned on. Otherwise, it gets confused as to whether to sync from cord attached to computer or iCloud. Thus, the extra list.
  8. LostEchoes macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2014
    This is an ongoing issue for years now and no one has found a real solution yet (and I don't mean renaming playlists, deleting, etc). Maybe we should start reporting it to Apple.

    Here are some references:





    p.s. My iPhone does NOT have iCloud sharing turned on, so that does not fix the issue.
  9. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2003
    I've been experiencing this problem for awhile not too, and it's so annoying. Is there a fix for this yet?

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