Cant get songs to play in alphabetical order on my 2G Shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by loztheguru, May 24, 2009.

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    I stupidly sold my 2G shuffle for a 3G one. Had it for a few days, hated the controls, bought another 2G.

    However, im having a few problems with it. On my old shuffle I could play songs in alphabetical order by switching to non-random mode. I cant seem to get this to work currently though :(. The playlist im syncing from is ordered alphabetically, ive sorted by name on the shuffle screen itself, cant think what im doing wrong.

    Any tips? Ive tried a restore and software is up to date.
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    I've just had exactly the same issue.

    It's worked fine for over a year and now it has decided it doesn't want to play in alphabetical Artist order as it always has.

    I just restored it and put all the songs back on and it still doesn't play in order (and yes, the switch is in the right place)

    I have no idea how to fix it.

    EDIT: I'm restoring and syncing again right now, it doesn't even put the songs on in any particular order, just random.
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    I think I may have fixed the issue!

    In the iPod Shuffle contents screen, there is a 'Settings...' button down the bottom right. The box " " was ticked, so I unticked it and I am now getting songs in order!

    I'm not sure why it was ticked, as it obviously wasn't before, but see if this box is checked, and uncheck it!

    Hope this helps.

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