How to get an iPod to work in my life
May 10, 2012 10:22 AM Subscribe
I change playlists for an iPod Touch a lot, as I update them often. What is the best way to put new playlists on an iPod Touch? I must be doing it wrong because it is a pain.
posted by cashman to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
To change my (updated) playlists, I go to the iPod Touch (3rd generation) in iTunes. I select "music", select all the music, hit delete, hit the confirmation, then delete it all. Why? Because if you don't do it that way, the mp3s remain on the iPod Touch, taking up space.
Then I quickly delete the (empty) playlist names. Then I drag the (updated) playlists from iTunes to the iPod touch. I am usually fiddling with a playlist where I have deleted 7 or 8 songs and added 10 new ones. Is there a better way to do this?
I would like to just drag the playlist to the iPod Touch and have it delete the songs that aren't on the playlist off the device, but no, it only removes them from the playlist.
I must be missing a setting or doing something wrong. What is it?