Song Order Backwards

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by xECKSx58, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. xECKSx58 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    After upgrading to iOS 5, I noticed all of my songs in my playlists were organized backwards.
    Instead of being ordered from newest to oldest, they're organized oldest to newest.
    I tried changing it on iTunes with no luck.
    I tried deleting the playlist on my phone and then plugged it into my iTunes, but all that did was delete my playlist with 1,000+ songs in it [​IMG]
    I was on the phone with Apple yesterday for about an hour and spoke to two different people.
    Neither of them had ever heard of such a problem before, and the only answer I had was "The only thing I can think of would be that, it's supposed to be like that with the update."
    I find that very hard to believe.
    I restored my phone, and synced it from my backup, but to no avail.
    Does anyone else have this problem?
  2. xECKSx58 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
  3. polak9pete macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    right click on the playlist and go to edit smart playlist and make sure it says

    playlist is music

    date added is in the last 2 weeks
  4. ChiChi macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    I have the same problem and its driving me crazy needing to scroll all the way down for the latest new songs that i've added to the playlist..

    anyone know how to fix/change this? :(
  5. Billznik macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    Same problem here on my iphone 4 ios 5, is there no solution to this?
  6. xECKSx58 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    There is no such option.
    My options when I right click are: Open in new window, export, burn to disc, copy to play order, duplicate, and delete
  7. BigFatCow macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009
    Is the playlist in question a smartplaylist? I had a similar issue where the playlist in question was linked to another smartplaylist. Once I linked it to a standard playlist, that fixed the problem. Hope this helps.
  8. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    It has been a bug since the betas that was never fixed. It only seems to be a problem on my iPhone. The iPad's order is fine.
  9. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    It's the same for me here only it's just one playlist that it has in reverse order. I'm running the ios5 gm.
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
  11. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    This fixed it for me. Hope it helps you guys.

    • In iTunes, sort the playlist by "Date Added" (or however you wish to sort).
    • Click on the far left number column, the order should stay the same.
    • Now right click on that playlist name and select "Copy to Play Order".
    • Sync your iPhone and it should be in the same order.

    Also note that when you add new music to the playlist you might have to press "Copy to Play Order" again, otherwise the new songs will not stay in order when you press the number column.

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