iTunes December update ... Playlist order

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mpayne2k, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

    mpayne2k

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    I have multiple folders for managing playlists. Prior to the last iTunes update I could reorder my playlists in any order I see fit, now they are automatically ordered based on usage and I cannot reorder them (ie. alphabetically). Example, I make "best of: artists" playlists and like to order them by artist name alphabetically. Now, iTunes does not allow this. Does anyone know if this is truly the case or am I missing something now?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ItWasNotMe, Dec 26, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015

    ItWasNotMe macrumors regular

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    Something has certainly changed - for the worse...

    I have nested playlist folders, e.g
    • Contemporary
      • Band AA
        • Album 1
        • Album 2
      • Band AC
        • Album 3
    and so on

    Prior to this release, when I added a Playlist folder, it was placed alphabetically.
    Now its placed at the end, and I can't move it

    So if I added folder Band AB to the Contemporary folder above,
    Previously I'd get:
    • Band AA
    • Band AB
    • Band AC
    Now I get a sequence that is:
    • Band AA
    • Band AC
    • Band AB
    Poor...

    This happens at all levels of the folder hierarchy

    Looked through all the options/preferences/menu items I can think of and no parameter makes any difference

    Edit:
    Except that, if you exit iTunes and restart it then the alphabetic order gets properly resolved
     
  3. mpayne2k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mpayne2k

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    I noticed it would default back to alphabetically too at times, but you pinpointed the change. I hope this is just a bug and can be fixed or at least an option to sort playlists as we choose in future iTunes releases.

    I was worried this affected iOS versions of Apple Music playlists, but they always defaulted to alphabetically listings.
     

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