i use them to create smart playlists in iTunes. that way i can automatically create playlists of my favorite songs (4 and 5 stars) that exclude everything else (everything with 3 stars or less). the smart playlists can be set to have "live updating" - every time i change the ranking on a song, it's inclusion in a playlist will adjust accordingly automatically.and what happens after you rate them? Can you look them up by stars?
From the iPhone User Guide:From chapter 4 of 'iPhone: the missing manual' by David Pogue.
"And you can rate a song, ranking it from one to five stars, by tapping its name and then tapping one of the five dots at the top of the screen. If you tap dot number 3, for example, then the first three dots all turn into stars. You've just given that song three stars. When you next sync your iPhone with your computer, the ratings you've applied magically show up on the same songs in iTunes."
This is a great book btw, and if you're new to Apple I highly recommend it. I'm not new to Apple products, but I don't have an iPhone yet and am trying to get a jumpstart.
Good luck! =P
Well in fairness Apple doesn't include it in the box--it has to be downloaded.Well there ya go! ^
Obviously, the OP ripped his box, instructions, etc to pieces when trying to get to his iPhone, thereforee he overlooked such details, hehe.
Can't say I blam'em.
No, not really. I've rated to see if highlighted stars actually got modified. But other than that , no. You never know, one day in the future I might start rating my songs. On Monday one song might get two stars from me when on Friday it would get four, so I'm not sure if it would be very effective for me.do u guys actually rate it? i always find that to be so useless and took it off the tab