Songs always shuffle.

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robjames

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Seems my songs never play in order on my phone. Whether standard playlists, custom playlists or albums, the songs always play randomly within that playlist. Clicking the 'shuffle' icon doesn't seem to have any affect. Does anyone have an idea as to what is going on?
I am new to iTunes and iPods (iPhone) so maybe there is a setting in iTunes that makes the songs always shuffle or something.
Thanks in advance for any help to a new Apple product user.
Rob
 

DjMikeySmiles

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Dec 4, 2005
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Songs always shuffle?

Seems my songs never play in order on my phone. Whether standard playlists, custom playlists or albums, the songs always play randomly within that playlist. Clicking the 'shuffle' icon doesn't seem to have any affect. Does anyone have an idea as to what is going on?
I am new to iTunes and iPods (iPhone) so maybe there is a setting in iTunes that makes the songs always shuffle or something.
Thanks in advance for any help to a new Apple product user.
Rob
I'm having the same problem? Can anyone help?
 

b257177

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Jul 25, 2007
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I wonder.. could the iPhone be importing settings you might have in iTunes itself? Are your songlists, etc. set to shuffle on your main system?

Just a thought, since you've asked for suggestions.
 

sJv

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Jul 11, 2007
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Sierra Foothills, CA
There is no shuffle setting on the iPhone like the iPod. My songs only shuffle if I hit the "shuffle" button at the top of a list. For example, if I go into a playlist or an album, there is the shuffle button at the top with the first song of the list below it. If I select the first song, then it will play in order. If I hit the shuffle button, it will shuffle the songs listed below. I like this arrangement better than the blanket shuffle settings on the iPods.

-steve
 

DjMikeySmiles

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Dec 4, 2005
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thanks

Thank you everyone for your help. I will try each of these suggestions and see if my problem is resolved. In the meantime, I clicked "settings", in the "general" tab, and clicked "reset settings" - and it worked.
 

polyun

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Jun 16, 2007
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Same Problem, but figured it out.

I had the same problem and for the life of me thought something was wrong with my phone. Turns out it was an additional tab that appears when you are playing the song and you tap the the screen. It should show the song/podcast by its length (the way that you can move to any part of the song). There is also a tab on the upper right corner that says "Shuffle". I just unchecked it and all was good. Hope this helps!
 

suemsm

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Jun 6, 2010
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I had the same problem and for the life of me thought something was wrong with my phone. Turns out it was an additional tab that appears when you are playing the song and you tap the the screen. It should show the song/podcast by its length (the way that you can move to any part of the song). There is also a tab on the upper right corner that says "Shuffle". I just unchecked it and all was good. Hope this helps!
Thank you soooo much!! This has been driving me ceeraaazy for a couple of months now since I got my phone!! All sorted now thanks to your very helpful tip.
 

Kruddler

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Dec 19, 2009
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Thanks

That was driving me absolutely nuts as well!!!! They should change that because there is another shuffle button I kept getting distracted by.