Thursday, March 12, 2015

Case of the disappearing playlist

Fellow iPhone users -

When I upgraded to the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, one of my favorite playlists disappeared. I follow a couple pod casts that release songs of the day. They're a great way to discover new artists, like Nellie Mckay or Felix Da Housecat.

But when I got my new phone, my smart playlist with all my favorite songs disappeared.  The playlist worked in iTunes just fine, and was set to sync, but never appeared.

It took me half an hour to discover two neat things. First, files of type 'podcast' won't appear on playlists on the iPhone. And second, empty playlists don't appear at all.

Just in case anyone else was having the same problem ...