Unchecked songs in smart playlist


Q: I synchronize only “checked” songs with my iPod. Is there a way to use a smart playlist to identify those songs which are not checked? All I’m able to do it single out those that are.

Unchecked songs in smart playlist

– Zachary

A: You’re right – there’s no obvious way to construct a playlist of unchecked songs using a single smart playlist. However, here’s a clever way to do it with two:

First, create a playlist that contains all of your checked items using the following logic:

Unchecked songs in smart playlist

Then, create a second smart playlist that excludes items in the first, effectively displaying only the unchecked items in your library:


Unchecked songs in smart playlist


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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.