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Can I change the order my songs are played?

2553 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2013 7:24 AM by AlexPCL RSS
raybrafargo Calculating status...
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Jan 18, 2013 6:33 PM

I sync'd my new IPod shuffle, all the songs sync'd but the order changed. How can I change the order back to the way I have it in Itunes?  Sounds funny but I run and I use the songs to set my mood.

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  • JApplebee Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to raybrafargo)

    The "easiest" way to do this is to enable voiceover & sync your ipod to whichever playlist you want.  When it's syncd, go to the summary tab & check Manually manage music, then apply & sync.  After ejecting the ipod, turn it on.  The songs will still be out of order, but press & hold the voiceover button.  First it'll say "all music", then when it says the name of your playlist, release the voiceover button & press play.  The songs should be in the order you want them to be.

  • deb123 Calculating status...
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    Jun 4, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to raybrafargo)

    The first step is to create a playlist of songs that can fit onto your iPod Shuffle. The next step is to look under the setting section, for a box that says "choose items randomly". If the box gets unchecked the songs should be in order when you sync.

  • AlexPCL Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to deb123)



    To preface this, the above to solutions, as far as I can tell, are not working for me (having tried them).  When I load a manually ordered playlist onto my Ipod, even having unchecked the 'select songs randomly' option, it simply pumps them in in alphabetical order.  And voiceover doesn't seem to be recognizing that there is a playlist loaded into the ipod.


    I'm a long time Ipod shuffle user.  You used to be able to manually rearrange the songs on your shuffle while loading up the playlist through itunes.  Am I to understand that this has now been made impossible? 


    Is there perhaps any more complicated or difficult way (as opposed to the "easiest" ) by which one can arrange the tracks on one's ipod?  I really need to be able to do this to listen to audiobooks. 


    It's kind of frustrating because this used to be stupidly simple and I am dumbfounded as to why Apple has apparently complicated the process.  Perhaps I'm missing something?





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