iPod 7th Gen: Shuffling a Playlist?

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  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

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    I've got an iPode MC293LL. I can't figure out how to shuffle a playlist. I created the playlist and synced it, so all of the songs are in order. Now, I'd like to shuffle the songs when playing in the iPod. I go to settings/shuffle, and I get options to shuffle the entire music library or shuffle the albums in a playlist. I don't get an option to shuffle the songs in a playlist.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You have to start playing a song and then clock the shuffle icon.
     
  3. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    on the iPod, not the computer?

    Perhaps this can't be done? Do I have to shuffle the songs on the computer and resync the iPod?
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    On the iPod itself? Yes it can. Go to a Playlist, and at the top, it says "Shuffle" with the icon.

    When it's playing the music, if you tap the screen, some controls will appear under the song name/album/artist info. It's the first button. So you can do it there too.

    I know it has to be there, as I did this JUST the other day. Haha.
     
  5. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    (Sorry for the delay.)

    My iPod doesn't have a touchscreen, so I can't "tap" it. The only shuffle options are in the settings menu.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Oh, right! Sorry, I should have looked up the model first! :eek: This is what it says in the manual, you do it from the Now Playing screen:

    So yeah, you would click a song to play, then setup shuffling.
     
  7. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Manual? I don't need no stinking manual.

    But thank you, that worked. I hit play in the play list and then click the center button 4 times to get to the shuffle menu. It's odd that it doesn't actually shuffle the playlist (I think iTunes used to do that), so I don't know what song is coming next. It just jumps randomly to the next song.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm pretty sure that my iPod Video had the option back in the day in the actual list whenever you were browsing... I don't know what happened either. But glad that was helpful for you.
     

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