Organizing Your Music
In iTunes, you can organize songs and other items into lists, called playlists, in any way
you want. For example, you can create playlists with songs to listen to while exercising,
or playlists with songs for a particular mood.
You can also create Smart Playlists that update automatically based on rules you
define. When you add songs to iTunes that match the rules, they automatically get
added to the Smart Playlist.
You can turn on Genius in iTunes and create playlists of songs that go great together,
based on a song you select. Genius can also organize your iTunes library automatically
by sorting and grouping songs into collections called Genius Mixes.
You can create as many playlists as you like, using any of the songs in your iTunes library.
You can’t create a playlist on iPod shuffle when it’s disconnected from iTunes. Adding a
song to a playlist or later removing it doesn’t remove it from your iTunes library.
When you listen to playlists on iPod shuffle, all playlists created in iTunes behave the
same way. You can choose them by name on your iPod shuffle.
To learn how to set up playlists in iTunes, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Setting Up iPod shuffle
Using Genius in iTunes
Genius finds songs in your iTunes library that go great together and uses them to
create Genius playlists and Genius Mixes. Genius is a free service, but you need an
iTunes Store account to use it. If you don’t have an account, you can set one up when
you turn on Genius.
A Genius playlist is based on a song that you select. iTunes then compiles a Genius
playlist of songs that go great with the one you selected.
Genius Mixes are preselected compilations of songs that go great together. They’re
created for you by iTunes, using songs from your iTunes library. Each Genius Mix is
designed to provide a different listening experience each time you play it. iTunes
creates up to 12 Genius Mixes, based on the variety of music in your iTunes library.
To create Genius playlists and Genius Mixes, you first need to turn on Genius in iTunes.
For information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Genius playlists and Genius Mixes created in iTunes can be synced to iPod shuffle like
any other iTunes playlist. You can’t add Genius Mixes to iPod shuffle manually.