4th Gen Shuffle Users: Does your shuffle excessively repeat songs?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iEvolution, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    I've noticed my 4th gen has a tendency to seemingly randomly pick 5 tracks and play them over and over again. In order to avoid this I have to "switch" play lists and then go back in order to get a new batch of songs, then it does the same thing with the next batch of songs.

    In other words, the iPod will repeat a sequence of 5 songs over and over again unless I change play lists.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue?
  2. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    Yeah, I remember this kind of situation is much similar to my iPod nano4 in the early time, but it's won't come again. I have never made a play list, just shuffle all of the song by random album.
  3. nowhere man7 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2010
    The same thing happens with my 4th gen. I keep mine set to shuffle with about 300 songs on it but yea there are a few songs it just loves to repeatedly play.
  4. My name is Alex macrumors regular

    My name is Alex

    Sep 5, 2010
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I never thought I would ever need an ipod shuffle but I got one today. It'll be great for when I go running or go to the gym. The iphone was just too bulky and I didnt like it at all (running with, that is). But this was only $70 and its very responsive, feels great, and is very very light. But I guess while being called a shuffle, I havent yet used the shuffle feature. I like knowing what song is gonna came up next with my playlists. Just how I use it.:D
  5. Dooger macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2009
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    I had the same problem last year with my iPhone. Just go into iTunes and reset the play counts. Turns out the shuffle function isn't completely random and uses your play count to play your preferred songs more frequently, trouble is that there comes a stage when it keeps playing the same 5 songs first.
  6. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I noticed my older iPod 5.5G has been doing this a lot. I leave my iPod attached to my car, and on Shuffle the whole time; but it always seems to play certain songs more often than others while in shuffle.
  7. I'm 5 ft 8 macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

    Aug 23, 2008
    Edmonton,Alberta CANADA

    I'd like to change my play count in iTunes. Care to share step by step directions on how you did that ? Thanks.
  8. csjo00 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
    Select the songs, right click, about 3/4 of the way down there will be an option called "Reset Play Counts." Click that.

    My shuffle doesn't excessively repeat songs at all. I honestly haven't heard a repeat.. But then again my play counts are all about the same.
  9. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    They're probably still using the same randomizer algorithm as when itunes was only for os 9. It's always been kinda bunk.
  10. I'm 5 ft 8 macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

    Aug 23, 2008
    Edmonton,Alberta CANADA


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