There’s a surprisingly common problem with Apple Music, the music app built into the iPhone and iPad: People can’t figure out how to turn off the shuffle feature.
I personally ran into this problem last fall: Music was set to shuffle, or play songs from a playlist in random order, and I couldn’t figure out how to turn off the feature, no matter how hard I searched for a way.
It turns out, the shuffle button is now hidden by default. It’s below the play button, and it doesn’t appear on the first screen you see when you’re playing music. I eventually found it, and so can you. Here’s how to turn off shuffle in iOS 10.
This is what the “now playing” page looks like:
To access the shuffle or repeat features, you need to swipe up on the screen. (Be careful not to swipe up from below the screen, near the home button, because you’ll access the iPhone’s Control Center instead.) The buttons for shuffle and repeat are below the “now playing” page:
Don’t feel bad if you just now learned how to turn the shuffle or repeat features on or off. A quick search on Twitter reveals a shocking amount of other iPhone users also at a loss to find the shuffle button:
Some people don’t think it exists at all:
Some people eventually found the button, but they’re still ticked off:
And some people just want to turn it off:
Go forth and order your music as you’d like.
When it’s taken you years to find the iPhone shuffle button ……
— Laurence Walden (@LaurenceWalden2) July 23, 2017
couldn’t find the shuffle button on the iPhone after accidentally putting my music on repeat & I’m so happy I found it ???? thanks internet!
— bint e hawa (@hawaareyou) April 19, 2017
OK. How the F do you tell iTunes on an iPhone to NOT shuffle the songs within an album. There’s literally no button to push.
— Amie???? (@ungdrill) June 15, 2017
iOS 10 Apple Music don’t got the remove shuffle feature or what? all my songs shuffling
— ΣDDIΣ MΩΠSTΣR (@EDZiLLUH) July 20, 2016
Thought they took shuffle off the music app with iOS 10. Lmao
— alyese♒️ (@OHthatsTara) July 20, 2016
Not a fan of the iOS 10 beta. Can’t shuffle my music now ????
— Brendan (@brenrich101) July 9, 2016
BITCH IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FIND THE REPEAT AND SHUFFLE BUTTONS ON IOS 10 MUSIC
— ebony. (@bonjour_ebonyyy) July 13, 2016
Bruh how tf you turn shuffle off on iOS 10.
— Q (@Qwiltz) July 15, 2016
this might be dumb but i can’t find the shuffle button in the music app on ios 10 and it’s stuck on shuffle help
— kif leswing (@kifleswing) July 21, 2016