How to Create a Playlist on the iPad

Want to “somewhat” free yourself  from iTunes’s shackles? Use the create playlist feature on the iPad. On the iPad you will be able to create playlists without having to use iTunes. That’s some freedom. The how-to below will show you how you can create playlists on the go so that you can listen to the music you want in order you want it in on your iPad.

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Note: I used the iPad OS 3.2 for this tutorial.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

1. Tap on the iPod App on the Home Screen.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

2. When the App launches, tap on the + (add playlist) button located on the lower left corner of the screen.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

3. Name the playlist.

4. Tap on Save.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

5. On this page you will be able to add songs from your existing music library. Use the small blue buttons to add songs to the list.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

A. You can also add songs from other sources. Tap on the Sources button to open the list.

6. When you are done adding songs to the playlist. Tap on the Done button.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

B. On this page you will be able to remove any songs you don’t want to include in the list.

C. You can also modify the order in which the songs will appear on the playlist by tapping on the song and sliding the song up or down into the new location.

7. When you are done editing the playlist, tap on the Done button.

Create a Playlist on the iPad

8. If you would like to edit the playlist, you can tap on the Edit button.

  • Jonathan,

    This specific how-to was written for the iPod App on the iPad. Are you referring to an actual iPod?

  • Jonathan,

    This specific how-to was written for the iPod App on the iPad. Are you referring to an actual iPod?

  • Jonathan,

    This specific how-to was written for the iPod App on the iPad. Are you referring to an actual iPod?

  • Jonathan

    You can create a playlist but you cannot play it like you can with a regular ipod. There is not a play playlist button. You can only select which artist you want to listen to, it doesn’t go to the next one.

    • Jonathan,

      This specific how-to was written for the iPod App on the iPad. Are you referring to an actual iPod?