Music app allows me to add duplicate songs to playlists

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by kilcher, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    I usually use iTunes to manage my music and playlists. With iTunes if I try to add a song that's already in a playlist I get a popup telling me.

    The other day I was adding a few songs to playlists using my phone. I think this was the first time I'd done it that way. I caught myself thinking "I'm surprised that song wasn't already in that playlist" and when I went to check, it was, but it let me add the song again (so it shows up twice).

    Just curious if anyone knows if this is a bug in iOS9 or if it's always been that way.
  2. wombat94 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2010

    As far as I know this has been there since at least iOS7... at least that is when I first noticed it. It does make sense to allow it (as iTunes does) so I don't know that i would call it a bug.

    Maybe Apple just decided the UI for notifying of a dupe being added to the playlist was too cumbersome for use on iOS.
  3. kilcher thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    Bummer. Guess I'll just go back to doing it on iTunes, I don't really want to end up with multiple instances of the same song in a playlist. Thanks!
  4. niji macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    i am still getting the confirmation/error message that there is already that song in the playlist.
    so nothing has changed.

    however, apple Music's iTunes store is not registering as already purchased previously purchased songs. which is a much stranger issue.

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