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    Default Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Here's a question that I was asked a few weeks ago by a family member. Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically. This will help out new members, as well. Do you know how to correct this issue? Thanks
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Are you talking on your Macbook or iPhone/iPod/iPad?

    On the Macbook (or any computer using iTunes really)...simply click the tab over "Artist" and this will put your library of alphabetical order based on artist (or song, or album or any of the tab options you select).

    On the iPhone, I only have a couple of guesses...it's possible that you have selected to sort the library by "Genre" in the alternate settings function of the Music app...that or you have your playlist library showing, which will be in order of how the music was added to each list. These are the only things I can think of, since by default, the main Music library on any iDevice is set to alphabetical order.
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Are you talking on your Macbook or iPhone/iPod/iPad?

    On the Macbook (or any computer using iTunes really)...simply click the tab over "Artist" and this will put your library of alphabetical order based on artist (or song, or album or any of the tab options you select)

    On the iPhone, I only have a couple of guesses...it's possible that you have selected to sort the library by "Genre" in the alternate settings function of the Music app...that or you have your playlist library showing, which will be in order of how the music was added to each list. These are the only things I can think of, since by default, the main Music library on any iDevice is set to alphabetical order.
    Actually on the first part of the sentence Sean pretty much explains it all and has always been the way iTunes works and installs by default unless the user changes it.
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    I am having the same problem. I have used the View command (Sort Albums by name -both ascending and descending) I have altered the Sorting tab in 'Get Info' Command - But the albums are STILL OUT OF ORDER!!! And for someone with OCD, it is driving me INSANE!!!!

    In one grouping I have 50+ albums (BodyStep 45 to 104), and when you are trying to find a random track (say track 5 off BodyStep 83) and they are not in alphabetical order it is VERY VERY FRUSTRATING!!! PS. Chronological order seems to do the same thing.

    Did I use enough Capital letters...?
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grrrrr2 View Post
    I am having the same problem. I have used the View command (Sort Albums by name -both ascending and descending) I have altered the Sorting tab in 'Get Info' Command - But the albums are STILL OUT OF ORDER!!! And for someone with OCD, it is driving me INSANE!!!!

    In one grouping I have 50+ albums (BodyStep 45 to 104), and when you are trying to find a random track (say track 5 off BodyStep 83) and they are not in alphabetical order it is VERY VERY FRUSTRATING!!! PS. Chronological order seems to do the same thing.

    Did I use enough Capital letters...?
    Have you taken the time to leave feedback via Apple's Feedback feature? You can do so via the following link:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    As for your specific question, the answer is yes...
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Go to Settings>Music> "Library" tab and select "Sort Songs & Albums"> Select "By Title"
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    Default Re: Why is my iTunes music library mixed up alphabetically?

    Thanks, Jaritza De Le Cruz. This took care of the issue.

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