iTunes - how to delete playlist from iPhone without deleting from iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RandomHavoc, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. RandomHavoc macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    Okay, first of all, what complete and utter moron thought to himself "If people delete a playlist from their phones, it should automatically, irreversibly delete from their computers too. That's what people will want".

    Anyways, is there any way to change it so that doesn't happen?

  2. powderizedbookworm macrumors newbie


    Oct 19, 2016
    I'm not sure if you figured this one out yet - I 'localize' the playlists I care about by putting an ineligible track in them. My preferred one is a super low bitrate mp3 of silence.

    This has its limits, I'm finding. But it is a nice way to make sure that there is a copy that won't get easily touched by iCloud.
  3. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I think turning on "manually manage your music" will disallow the automatic syncing of changes.

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