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iOS 8.4 music app album sorting

suminub

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prior to iOS 8.4, when you looked at the albums tab in the music app, the albums were sorted alphabetically by name.

Now if i select 'Albums' from the dropdown the list is sorted alphabetically on Album Artist.
Why?

I don't care who my album artist is, if i want to look at my albums.
Also, if i really want to look at artists, there is another entry where I can group by the artists.

Another question i have, is there anyone we can remove the 'recently added' section. I think it just eats real-estate.

i feel the previous music app was more customizable than this one.
 

suminub

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Jun 26, 2009
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added this thread and then realized that there is a setting to have it sorted by album title.
my bad.

i still have the other question, about recently added
 

lagwagon

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Recently added can not be removed in iOS unfortunately. I believe it can in iTunes on a Mac. So maybe down the road with enough feedback it can be made an option for iOS. (With iOS 9 in beta a change like that could be made for it between now and fall.)
 

MrGuder

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That's right, it can't be removed, worse design in the whole Music App. My best guess is that nothing will change and it will stay like this even through iOS9. Once Apple makes a major change like that they will keep it like that, we hardly saw them change anything on the iOS 7 Music App when it first arrived.

The one thing I noticed today about the new Music App compared to the prior Music App is Apple Music has really taken over the Music App, it's no longer a great app for people who just listen to their own iTunes Library, it's now more about using Apple Music, streaming and connecting to artists, Apple telling you what you should be listening to and their suggestions galore and wanting you to subscribe. They have basically squeezed your entire library into 1 tab while Apple Music gets all these other functions competing for your time away from your own music. I can truly understand why some peoples battery is decreasing you can't tell me that all this connecting and following that Apple Music is doing in the background isn't using more battery.

I know I'm probably in the minority here but when I open the Music App, I just want to hear my music, my time is valuable, I'm not interested in being sidetracked by listening to beats radio, looking to see what Apple is recommending for me to listen to or connecting to this and connecting to that, streaming this, after doing all that my time is gone and I've not enjoyed my own music. I feel that Apple Music should have got it's own separate App.
 

lagwagon

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That's right, it can't be removed, worse design in the whole Music App. My best guess is that nothing will change and it will stay like this even through iOS9. Once Apple makes a major change like that they will keep it like that, we hardly saw them change anything on the iOS 7 Music App when it first arrived.

The one thing I noticed today about the new Music App compared to the prior Music App is Apple Music has really taken over the Music App, it's no longer a great app for people who just listen to their own iTunes Library, it's now more about using Apple Music, streaming and connecting to artists, Apple telling you what you should be listening to and their suggestions galore and wanting you to subscribe. They have basically squeezed your entire library into 1 tab while Apple Music gets all these other functions competing for your time away from your own music. I can truly understand why some peoples battery is decreasing you can't tell me that all this connecting and following that Apple Music is doing in the background isn't using more battery.

I know I'm probably in the minority here but when I open the Music App, I just want to hear my music, my time is valuable, I'm not interested in being sidetracked by listening to beats radio, looking to see what Apple is recommending for me to listen to or connecting to this and connecting to that, streaming this, after doing all that my time is gone and I've not enjoyed my own music. I feel that Apple Music should have got it's own separate App.

You can turn off Apple Music in Settings > Music > Show Apple Music and this will get rid the AM stuff. It won't however get rid of the radio tab, since I believe the beats 1 is free and not necessarily tied to AM.
 

amorcito

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That's right, it can't be removed, worse design in the whole Music App. My best guess is that nothing will change and it will stay like this even through iOS9. Once Apple makes a major change like that they will keep it like that, we hardly saw them change anything on the iOS 7 Music App when it first arrived.

The one thing I noticed today about the new Music App compared to the prior Music App is Apple Music has really taken over the Music App, it's no longer a great app for people who just listen to their own iTunes Library, it's now more about using Apple Music, streaming and connecting to artists, Apple telling you what you should be listening to and their suggestions galore and wanting you to subscribe. They have basically squeezed your entire library into 1 tab while Apple Music gets all these other functions competing for your time away from your own music. I can truly understand why some peoples battery is decreasing you can't tell me that all this connecting and following that Apple Music is doing in the background isn't using more battery.

I know I'm probably in the minority here but when I open the Music App, I just want to hear my music, my time is valuable, I'm not interested in being sidetracked by listening to beats radio, looking to see what Apple is recommending for me to listen to or connecting to this and connecting to that, streaming this, after doing all that my time is gone and I've not enjoyed my own music. I feel that Apple Music should have got it's own separate App.

Agreed. Im not a fan of apple music and its redesigned app in any sort of way.
 

suminub

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i liked the overall feel of the app but i agree, i miss the fact that i could customize the tabs in the previous app to whatever i wanted. so i had 1 tab for albums, 1 for artists and 1 for all songs. now its just 1 tab and i hv to go through a dropdown (which is in the middle of the screen coz of recently added), and then change the sorting order.

its def. a step backward
 

MrGuder

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i liked the overall feel of the app but i agree, i miss the fact that i could customize the tabs in the previous app to whatever i wanted. so i had 1 tab for albums, 1 for artists and 1 for all songs. now its just 1 tab and i hv to go through a dropdown (which is in the middle of the screen coz of recently added), and then change the sorting order.

its def. a step backward

I agree just having 1 tab at the bottom for all your music feels like they cramed everything into 1 tab they pushed you're music library aside to make room for Apple Music.
 

adamhenry

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I agree just having 1 tab at the bottom for all your music feels like they cramed everything into 1 tab they pushed you're music library aside to make room for Apple Music.


I agree! Apple Music should be a separate app that I could bury in my "Useless" folder.
 
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suminub

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I agree! Apple Music should be a separate app that I could bury in my "Useless" folder.
i am ok with it being 1 app. its nice to have it all in 1 place if you are interested in streaming. but give us the controls to disable it if we dont need it.
 
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