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    Default Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Hey all, I'm a complete iPhone newbie, so please excuse me if this is a stupid question!

    So I just created a playlist in iTunes and I'm trying to transfer it to my iPhone. My iPhone is plugged in and appears in my sidebar, but when I try to drag the playlist over, it just won't work. The playlist will NOT transfer, and I don't know why.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Open iTunes, plug your iPhone in, tap the iPhone in the sidebar and select the option to manually manage Music.. That way you can do as you please with Music.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    I only see the option to sync voice memos.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    I'm not home. I'll let you know when I'm at my computer.

    I hope someone else will give a solution in the meantime.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Mine only gives me the option to manually add videos, no music at all.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Do you have iCloud Music Library enabled?
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    I've always created my playlists directly on my phone, and I use iTunes to back them up to my PC. When you back them up to your PC they'll show up in iTunes.
    Last edited by Sherry_B; 07-30-2016 at 04:54 PM.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    Do you have iCloud Music Library enabled?
    I did, and disabling it fixed the issue! Thanks so much,
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by pindorica View Post
    I did, and disabling it fixed the issue! Thanks so much,

    To put music on your phone create a folder on your PC and put all of your music in that folder. Then set the path to that folder from within your iTunes settings. Make sure you have "Automatically sync when this phone is connected" enabled. Disable "Manually manage music and videos".

    In iTunes click on the tiny phone icon, then on the left under On My Device click on Music. Up top in iTunes click on File and then choose either Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library. When that window opens choose the mp3 file or the folder and click Open. Now down at the very bottom in iTunes click on Sync. That will add music to your phone.
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    Default Re: Why can't I add a playlist to my iPhone?

    If you hate iTunes or can't handle it just like me, you can get a third-party app as an alternative. I have one named WinX MediaTrans which I came across at GOTD. It's a newborn thing, but works well in creating playlists. Very easy.

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