Help with Genius

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Alexisonfire, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Alexisonfire macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    Hey Guys

    I updated my touch to 2.1 today and update itunes to 8 today

    i have the "genius" feature working fine in itunes however i cannot get it to work on my touch, it just says, "enable in itunes" when it clearly already is and is working...

    any suggestions?


  2. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Did you try syncing the touch again after enabling genius in iTunes?
  3. Alexisonfire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    thanks for the reply,

    yeh i did try that - several times...

  4. kjryan macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    I was having the same problem with my touch. I must have synced it over 50 times and turned the genius feature on and off a few times before I finally gave up and restored the iPod. That did the trick, even though it was a big pain to restore all of my music.
  5. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    I am having the same problem, I've synced several times and I don't see anything at all regarding the "genius" feature on my Ipod Touch.

    Any ideas besides a restore?
  6. icepulse macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008

    I dragged the "Genius" playlist from the iTunes playlist area onto the iPod Touch icon that shows up when the iPod is attached. That did it for me.
  7. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    You're a "Genius". ;) That did thanks a lot

  8. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    The following method fixed all sync errors and fixed genius playlist issue for me.

    1. Sync iPod Touch.
    2. Restore or Upgrade to 2.1 Firmware. (Do not Restore from Backup after upgrade is complete.)
    3. Disconnect iPod from computer and turn it off. (not sleep but power off by holding the sleep button for 5 seconds and slide to power off.)
    4. Quit iTunes 8
    5. Relaunch iTunes 8
    6. Connect iPod to computer while it is still powered off.
    7. iPod will boot fresh into 2.1 firmware.
    8. iTunes will ask if you wish to restore from previous backup or setup a new iPod.
    9. Choose setup a new iPod.
    10. Sync.

    Worked like a charm. No Issues at all since. :)
  9. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    I've seen that suggestion here and at, yet I can't get it to work for me. When I try to drag the little genius thingy with the atomic symbol over to the iPod symbol I don't get the green plus sign indicating a successful transfer. And the genius continues to not work on my touch.
  10. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008

    Did you create a playlist with the Genius function first? That is what I did on Itunes, I created a genius playlist and then I used this playlist to drag to my Ipod Touch.

    I hope that helps

  11. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    Just to put a period on this adventure... I did a restore on my touch again, and I plugged in my iPod shuffle just to see if it would take the drag from genius. It did, and I have no idea why, but the genius now works on my touch. I am still unable to drag the genius onto my touch, but at least genius on my touch now works.

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