Apple Music Is Now Able To Prevent Duplicate Songs In Playlists
That’s a welcomed new feature introduced in iOS 13. I assume that I’m not the only one that had problems in the past with duplicate songs in playlist, which can be annoying at some point. Yes, it’s a minor fix and yes it should have been available sooner. Competitors like Spotify and Google Play Music offer this feature since a long time. However, if you’re an Apple Music users I’m sure that you’re glad to hear about it.
How To Create An Apple Music Playlist
1. Open Apple Music app.
2. Open the Library tab (bottom-left corner of the screen).
3. Tap on Playlists.
4. Select the “New Playlist” option.
5. Input Playlist Name and optionally a Description and a Photo to be able to recognize the playlist easier.
6. Tap Done to save your changes.
How To Add A Song In Apple Music Playlist
1. Open Apple Music.
2. Browse for the track that you want to add to a playlist.
3. Long Press on the name to unveil the song’s menu.
4. Tap “Add to a Playlist…”
5. Select the playlist from the ones already available or create a new one.
Is there some kind of setting for this message to appear?
In Sept 2020, I don’t get this message on my iPhone using Apple Music. That’s why I get duplicates in playlists. I get that message on the iTunes platform on my Laptop and can find duplicates in playlists there. But not using iPhone. Any more suggestions?
Hi Richard. Thanks for sharing your problem. Can you please mention what iOS version your iPhone is running? Are you running an iOS 14 Beta version perhaps?
Tip: You can use this iOS shortcut to easily remove duplicate songs from Apple Music playlist:
Not doing it in ios 14. Have duplicated songs again gaahhh!
Jo, thanks for confirming. You sure that the tracks are identical, and we’re not talking about remixes here, that could be interpreted as duplicates? Can you send us a screenshot at firstname.lastname@example.org please?
Hi! My problem is that I intentionally put in duplicates of my favorite some but apple music keeps skipping the duplicate one. How do i prevent it from skipping duplicates?
Ella, try to edit the order of the duplicate songs in the playlist. Press the three-horizontal dots, available in the top-right corner of the playlist screen and drag & drop the duplicate song to a new location. I just tried this on iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 14.2 and a duplicate track was played back-to-back as I had placed them on position 1 and 2 in the playlist. Also make sure that the ‘Shuffle’ feature is disabled. Let us know if you manage.
I want to have duplicates in playlists. But the message does not appear to let me choose. Any attempt to add duplicates to a playlist is simply ignored. What can I do?
And yes, I have reset all dialog warnings already, no change after that.
Not sure what to suggest. Have you tried updating to iOs 14.5 and see if it helps?