Songs shown under the wrong letters

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by JuliaCaroline, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. JuliaCaroline macrumors newbie

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    Hey, so I recently got an iPhone 5. So far it has worked great, but there's just one tiny little thing bothering me. I have downloaded some songs which is shown under the wrong letters! I'm very sure it has nothing to do with the songs, but the iPhone. I have noticed that all the songs that starts with "the" is placed under the wrong letters. For example, a song named "The Journey" is placed under J, a song named "The Girl Running" is placed under G. So they kind of just don't mind the "the" at all.

    This isn't much of a problem, it just annoys me. I'm a huge controlfreak.

    And please, if you answer this question, answer in a language easy to understand, in words that I understand. I'm a 15 year old girl from Norway, don't expect to much from me.

    Thank you xx
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    That's the way iOS works. I like it like that.
     
  3. JuliaCaroline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I don't! Is there any way to change it?
     
  4. JuliaCaroline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No troubles anymore! I just had to change some of the settings in iTunes!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You should be able to go into iTunes on your computer, Get Info on such songs, Click on the Sorting tab, then change the Sort Name to reflect what you want. After you've done that, sync with your iOS device.
     
  6. Cruciarius macrumors newbie

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    Ignoring "The" in a title is normal. If you go into a store to buy physical media (music, movie, game, etc), you'll not find what you are seeking if it starts with "The" and you go to T.
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Any time you are dealing with some type of alphabetical file system, you'll find that 'the' is always ignored, that is the proper way of alphabetizing.

    Rather than having The Doors under 'The', it would be under D for Doors.

    Otherwise, you have to scroll through tons of them under 'the' to find the right one.

    If you don't like them being organized that way, then you'll need to pay attention and make adjustments regardless of what phone or computer you use in the future.

    This will apply to anything…music, books, movies, apps and etc.
     

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