Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by Jack Robertson
Creating a new playlist on iTunes is the classic modern way of making a mixtape with all the songs that you like. Needless to say, technology has evolved tremendously from the days of manually buying music to the digital purchase of the music.
iTunes is such a perfect avenue where you can purchase and store music. The program gives you the option of putting different genres of music and movies into different playlists. As a result, you do not have to pick and choose from a general playlist every time you want to blast out your favorite tunes.
Creating a playlist in iTunes can also make sharing music and movies to friends and loved ones less of a hassle, which free us from those fragile and burdensome mixtapes.
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod users, syncing the playlists along with the movies and songs insides to the mobile devices seems to be a perfect solution to enjoy the tunes and frames flexibly.
To help you fully enjoy the benefits of iTunes, today, I’ll tell you all the details of how to create new playlists on iTunes in one simple step.
There’re several ways of doing it and in this section, I’ll show you four easy ways to add a new playlist on iTunes.
To begin with, you need to download and launch the latest iTunes on your computer.
Once you launch iTunes on your PC, you can press CTRL + N on your keyboard to create a playlist in iTunes. Name the playlist and add songs or movies to it. And that’s it. An iTunes playlist is done.
On your iTunes, right-click on any empty space of the sidebar and you’ll find 3 options from a drop-down list:
Based on your need, click on one option to create and name your iTunes playlist.
With this option, you can create a regular iTunes playlist. Click it and name the new playlist, press the Enter key on your keyboard to complete.
Now, click on the new iTunes playlist and start importing songs, movies, TV shows, or Podcasts to this playlist.
By choosing this option, you’re available to create a special iTunes playlist with many standards, like category, limits of items, etc.
On a small pane, decide these properties of this smart playlist.
When you complete the setup, click OK to create this format and iTunes will import those eligible items to it.
By the way, if you’ve set up any wrong values, locate this new Smart Playlist and click the Edit Rules under its title to reset the standards.
This option allows you to create a folder that can be used to contain multiple playlists. You can make your iTunes sidebar more simple and compact.
Click on the option and name the folder. Next, you may locate other playlists and drag them to this folder. Now, this new folder contains several playlists.
On your iTunes, locate the target item that you plan to import to the upcoming new playlist. Right-click on it and choose Add to Playlist. Lastly, choose New Playlist.
In this way, this item will go straight to a new iTunes playlist. By default, the name of this new playlist will be the same as the item you just select. You may click on the playlist and rename it.
On your iTunes, locate File on the menu bar. Go to New and choose Playlist or Smart Playlist.
Then, set up the properties of the new playlist and name it. Add items to it if you want to.
The above 4 methods can help you create a new playlist on iTunes very easily. You can give it a try and create your own one. If you have a playlist on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod already, you can import the library and playlist to iTunes with clicks.
In this section, I will be covering more information and skills of managing the iTunes Playlist. Hopefully, my tutorials below can make you an iTunes professional.
Connect your iPhone to the PC with a USB cable, iTunes will detect the iPhone and launch automatically. Next, click on the thumbnail iPhone icon and enter the management interface.
Next, locate the Music tab from the Settings list. Tick the Sync Music option. A pop-out appears and tells you that:
This means iTunes will replace all your iPhone playlists with its current ones. And those playlists and songs that only save on your iPhone but not your iTunes will be removed, which will cause data loss.
Well, if it doesn’t bother you at all, click Remove and Sync to proceed. Now, you may choose to add the entire iTunes music library to your iPhone or some selected playlists.
If you care a lot about the songs and playlists on your iPhone that you don’t want them to be replaced and erased through the iTunes syncing, try echoshare iPhone Transfer to add playlists and music to your iPhone.
To delete a playlist from the iTunes library, right-click on a specific playlist and select Delete from Library on the drop-down options. Your playlist will immediately be removed from the Library.
And if you want to delete a song, a movie, or any item from a playlist, right-click on the target item and choose Delete.
To share your playlist with your family members, you may turn on Home Sharing on iTunes. Follow these: On your iTunes, locate File > Home Sharing > Turn on Home Sharing.
For friends and others, you may share your iTunes playlist via AirDrop or you may export your playlist as a text file and send the file to your friend.
Locate a playlist on your iTunes Library, go to File >
Library > Export Playlist. Next, decide where you want to save the playlist file on your PC and click Save to export. Later, send this text file to your friend.
To burn the playlist into a disc, insert an empty CD into your disc tray and locate a playlist in iTunes, right-click on it and select “Burn Playlist to Disc.”
A popup window will appear where you can set your specifications. Click on the “Burn” icon at the bottom of the popup window and voila! You have your playlist on your device and on a CD.