1. Create a smart playlist called TEST1 with podcasts and order it as you like (for me it is released date)
2. Create a second smart playlist called TEST2 and tell it to add the playlist TEST1 and order as you like
3. Sync TEST2 to your iPhone
4. Look at TEST2 on your iPhone”
(Via Temporary Fix for Smart Playlist order…: Apple Support Communities.)
An update from yesterdays post. This fix worked for me, don’t like the clutter of an extra playlist but better then it not working. Also of note, I’ve tried it with and without the “Test1” playlist on the phone and either seams to work, both have a limit of 200 and set to selected by random.
Getting a fair bit of traffic ,which is cool that I’m not the only one, suck that this problem is out there.
So I’m no longer living on the edge. I’ve traded in my jailbroken features for iOS5. For me it’s worth the upgrade. I miss the Android Lock and hiding apps, otherwise I’m 100% happy with the upgrade. iMessages is cool, Reminders will be handy for it’s location aware stuff and the new notifications are awesome (better then the hacked jailbroken version, obviously!).
My big annoyance right now is that an old bug seams to be back. Used to be that when you’d sync a Smart Playlist the order wouldn’t copy properly. I can’t remember how long ago this was or when it was fixed, it’s was super annoying and it was fixed a while ago. I’ve only got one playlist where I care about this is my Podcasts. I like to manage the order in which I’ll hear them. Moving daily stuff up so I’m never as far behind. That bug seams to be back, the only solution is to turn off “Live Updating” which negate the advantage of a smart playlist!
I hope with is fixed quick and that it only takes an iTunes update. I also hope the jailbreakers break in soon too!
Update: Temporary Fix for Smart Playlist Order
“does Apple need to release an iPhone 5 this year to remain competitive “
(Via With the iOS5 announcement, does Apple need to release an iPhone 5 this year to remain competitive with Android smartphones? – poll)
I know a lot of people are waiting to upgrade. Still don’t think the HAVE to but, they will.
P.S. When you put a poll with a question about Apple on Hacker News, no kidding you get anti-apple fan boys!