Syncing smart playlists problem

pomozki

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Hi, seen many people post this question, yet to see an answer.
I've only recently worked out the beauty of smart playlists but 1 problem is that they don't appear on my iPhone (3GS - iOS 5.1.1) in the same order I've sorted them in iTunes.
I've tried un-syncing the playlist off the phone, then re-syncing it - no good.
Someone suggested right-click the playlist and "copy to play order" - didn't work either
Someone suggested right-click the playlist, limit the songs and it allows you to sort them
BUT it only allows sorting by certain fields - not the ones I want
Right now, I'm having to create a normal playlist and copy my smart playlist to that - then it'll sync fine but that defeats the purpose doesn't it! A bit of a pain
can anyone help with this? thanks
 

Europa

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I had the exact same problem. I tried the same things you did and I was never able to find the solution, so I gave up and deleted my smart playlist. It's incredibly annoying that they won't sync in the same order as they appear in iTunes.
 

pomozki

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wow and you're the moderator with 18,000 posts! I don't know whether to be happy that it wasn't a dumb question or disappointed I'm unlikely to get an answer :D

incidentally, I hesitate to advise a mod ... but I still think the smart playlists are valuable - they update themselves automatically and are only a problem when it comes to syncing. So we just have to copy them to a normal playlist and sort as we want - it's a pain but I don't think this totally negates having them!