Music shuffle settings in iOS 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by maxmiles, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. maxmiles macrumors member

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    Does anyone know how to get the music app to show it's shuffle button like there used to be in iOS5? The only setting I can find are "shake to shuffle" in settings. And I don't want to only be able to shake to shuffle, i want to be able to randomly play through a list of songs in an album. Why Apple took tgis away is beyond me.
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  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    The shuffle option is at the top of almost every view in the music app. I'm not sure what you're not seeing?
     
  3. maxmiles thread starter macrumors member

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    No it's not in my music app. It used to be. But not any more. The only mention of a shuffle button now is in the full album or playlist menu, at top center. And in the settings app, you can set shake to shuffle or turn that off. I used to use the shuffle feature all the time to shuffle the songs in a playlist. It's simply no longer there.

     
  4. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the shuffle location.
     

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  5. maxmiles thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi bluemeanie, yes that is/was the usual location (in your case on an ipad) but it's no longer there for me. I'll upload some screen captures
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Few questions:

    - Have you tried restarting the phone?
    - Is the repeat button there?
    - Is the search box there?
     
  7. maxmiles thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Armen. Restarting the phone restored the shuffle and repeat buttons. Thanks! I really probably should have tried that before asking. With the bugs inherent to iOS music and podcast apps we've had to live with the last few years I just presumed Apple had made another ****** design choice. (In regards to the music and podcast apps)

     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    You'd be surprised how many weird little issues get fixed when just restarting. We're so used to the stability of iOS we seldom have to restart it.

    Glad it's working for you! :)
     

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