Help: How Do You Sync Just One (or Two) Playlists to Your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rhyzome, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    I know this is probably obvious, but:

    How do you set up iTunes to sync just a few playlists of music to your iPhone?

    I'm a user of Apple Music and iTunes Match (could these services be interfering with this?)
  2. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    Go to the music section and turn off sync all and select the playlists you want.
  3. rhyzome, Oct 30, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015

    rhyzome thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    That's how I used to do it...but when I go there now all I see is:
    "iCloud Music Library is On
    iPhone can access your iCloud Music Library. Songs can be downloaded and played via Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
    (unchecked checkbox)Sync voice memos(menu)"

    There are no options there anymore to do that!

    When I go to the music section under "On My Device" there is just a big list of the songs, but there seems to be no way to just add or remove a playlist.

    Why aren't the normal options you mention appearing!?

    Is this an Apple Music or iTunes Match thing?

    Edit: Do you mean I should be turning off iCloud Music Library?
  4. gurase macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2015
    Yes, you have to turn off iCloud Music Library before you see the option to sync individual playlists.
  5. rhyzome, Nov 1, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015

    rhyzome thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    thanks..I see..

    So, is the only way to do this (while keeping Apple Music offline access through the cloud functionality) to just add the premade playlist from the device? (add the playlists via the built in Music app interface on the iPhone "manually")

    Will the playlists at least automatically update on the device when I change them from the "master" computer?

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