Why does the "Recently Added" playlist in the Music app show the oldest songs first?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. TH55, Jun 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012

    TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Shouldn't it show the most recently added songs first? It is totally backwards, it has them ordered from oldest to newest. When you go to the Recently Added songs you usually want to hear the songs you just added. I have to scroll alllllllllll the way down through a bunch of songs to get to my new music. Is there a way to reverse this? Very annoying.
  2. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Also, would I have to download a new music app to reverse the order?
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Why "should" it? I'd expect it in the order you describe.
  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Because the playlist is called "Recently Added", therefore it should be in order of most recently added.

    Why would you expect it to be backwards?
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
  6. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    I had this problem for the longest time and it was extremely annoying but I found an article online stating how to fix it.

    In iTunes, right click on the Recently Added playlist and select Edit Smart Playlist. Then check the box that says Limit to... and change it to look like this

    Limit to [insert a large number] "items" selected by "most recently added".

    The large number just needs to be big enough so you will never have more than that many songs in Recently Added. I have mine set at 5000.

    This should fix the problem.

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