Droid Bionic: Build a New Music Playlist

The Droid Bionic ships with one music playlist already set up for you: the Recently Added playlist, shown in the figure. This playlist contains all the songs you’ve purchased for, or imported to, your phone. Obviously, having more playlists would be a good idea.

Playlists aren’t created from scratch on the Droid Bionic. Instead, you must choose a song and then add it to a new playlist. Follow these steps:

  1. Long-press the song you want to use to start a new playlist.

    Use the Music app to locate the song; you don’t have to play the song — just locate its name on the screen.

  2. Choose Add to Playlist.

  3. Choose New from the Add to Playlist menu.

  4. Type the playlist name.

    Erase whatever silly text already appears in the input field. Type or dictate a new, better playlist name.

  5. Touch the Save button.

    The new playlist is created and the song you long-pressed (refer to Step 1) is added to the playlist.

A new playlist has only one song. That’s not much of a playlist, unless, of course, the song is by the Grateful Dead. To add more songs to a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. Long-press the song you want to add to the playlist.

  2. Choose Add to Playlist.

  3. Choose an existing playlist.

    You may have to scroll down the list to see all your playlists.

You can continue adding songs to as many playlists as you like. Adding songs to a playlist doesn’t noticeably affect the phone’s storage capacity.

  • Songs in a playlist can be rearranged: Use the tab on the far left end of the song’s title in the list to drag the song up or down.

  • To remove a song from a playlist, long-press the song in the playlist and choose the command Remove from Playlist. Removing a song from a playlist doesn’t delete the song from your phone. (See the next section for information on deleting songs from the Music library.)

  • To delete a playlist, long-press its name in the list of playlists. Choose the Delete command. Touch the OK button to confirm. Though the playlist is removed, none of the songs in the playlist has been deleted.

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