How to Edit A Playlist on iPhone, iPad, iPod

Can't Edit A Playlist on iPhone, iPad or iPod?

"Since I upgraded my iPad to iOS 10, I can't edit an existing playlist as I used to do. No Edit button anywhere on the screen."

"Why can't I access the playlist button when adding songs to a playlist? How can I edit playlist on iPhone?"

It is easy to modify a playlist on an iPhone with older, but now it seems difficult on iOS 10. When I search the Internet to figure out how to manage a playlist on my iPhone after iOS 10 update, I find many Apple users also suffer the same problem - Some of users can't add songs from library to smart playlist, some can't edit music or video playlist on iPad, and some have no idea how to edit purchases to iPhone playlist after latest iOS upgrade. If you are suffering such a problem, please move the next part to get youself out of trouble.

How to Modify Playlist on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

There are many good ways to edit your music or video playlist on your iDevice. Here are 2 solutions that most iOS users would try.

Top 1. Edit Playlist on iPhone, iPad, iPod on Computer without iTunes

Actually in many cases iTunes cann't recognize iPhone, iPad, or iPod. This blocks us from getting chance to edit playlist on iPhone or on other iOS devices. Luckily I found a very useful tool, iPhone 5 Data Transfer (based on Windows computer), and it can successfully manage or edit playlist on our iPhone, iPad, iPod without iTunes. Here is how to make playlist on iPhone or on other iDevice, and you can try it when in need.

Download iAny Transfer on your Windows computer (running Windows 10/ 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista).

iAny Transfer works for all iOS devices, including

  • iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display (iPad mini 2), iPad mini, iPad with Retina display (iPad 4), the New iPad (iPad 3)
  • iPod touch 5/4, iPod classic 6/5, iPod shuffle 4/3, iPod nano 7/6

Then connect your iOS device to your computer and run iAny Transfer. After this program detects your device, click "Playlist" on the left and then you can start to edit playlist. Here is what you can do: add iTunes playlist, create new playlists, rename, delete, play, transfer playlist from iOS device to iTunes library and do more.

Top 2. Edit iPhone/iPad/iPod Playlist from iTunes

You can also use iTunes to edit playlist on your iDevice if your iTunes is available.

To make a playlist, open the iTunes. Click the Playlist button at the top of the window or turn on the sidebar (View > Show Sidebar). In earlier versions, you can skip these steps - the sidebar is already visible.

Then look for the "+" button in the bottom left corner of the window. Click it and choose "New Playlist". Then you can start to rename it, add songs, order the songs, and delete playlists. After all those done, sync the playlist to your iOS device.

See? iPhone Data Transfer software is much easier to edit playlist than iTunes - just only one click and you can edit playlist name, or other information on your iDevice. What's more, besides playlist, you can also use iAny Transfer to edit or manager other contents, like music, videos, photos, contacts.

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/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS Manager Follow @Jerry Cook