Here is something I've been trying to get to work on an off for a very long time. I have a ton of music and I like to cycle through things I haven't heard in a long time. I also like to listen to albums beginning to end primarily.
Here is my latest setup iTunes 12.2 on Windows 7
Iphone 5S, IOS 8.4
I add music to my phone with a standard playlist "iPhone playlist". I manually add and remove songs when I sync the phone to the computer. In between syncs I'd like another smart playlist to only include the songs I haven't played yet.
So I attempt to do this:
Playlist is iPhone playlist
Last played is not in the last 60 days
live updating is checked
This works on the PC, but the smart playlist is never updated on the phone once a song is playyed.
updated: I may not have explained it clearly. Try this example: 1- in iTunes, add new standard playlist called "Temp" 2- add three songs to temp that haven't been played in a few months 3- next add a new smart playlist called "Temp not played" 4 - add this criteria to the "Temp not played" playlist a- playlist is temp b - last played is not in last 30 days 5- both playlists should now contain three songs 6- sync these two new playlists to your phone and disconnect the phone from your computer 7- on the phone, listen to playlist "Temp not played" 8 - when finished, does "Temp not played" still contain the three songs (even though you just played them)
That's what is not working for me. "Temp not played" is never updated until I sync with the computer. Other smart playlists work fine. Say for example you created a list of no plays. Once the song is played it disappears from the smart playlist immediately on the phone.
I think the problem is when the criteria for a smart playlist contains the "Playlist is xxx" criteria.