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iPAD 3rd Gen - iOS7 - Music - Genres - How can I play all songs?

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Sep 20, 2013 9:16 AM

I have 3rd Gen iPAD. I upgraded from iOS6 to iOS7 last night. When I choose Genres and then the music genre (say Rock for example) there is no feature to play all in that genre like under iOS6 unless I am missing something. It forces me to play each individiual song. Also, I downloaded the manual for iOS7 for iPad and it says that there is a "More" button for the music app like in iOS6 but I do not see it.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7, Music, genres, play all,
  • Marcin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have iPhone 4S, and I have the same problem.  Playing "all songs" in a given Genras was how I played my music most of the time.  Now this feature, along with others I've used regularily, seems to be missing.

  • Marcin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks Bttrfly29, but I'm afraid this is not working for me on an iPhone.  When I select Genre and then the genre I want, there are no "Repeat, Create and Shuffle All" options at the top - I think this is specific to iPad interface.


    On an iPhone I used to be able to scroll 'above' the list of artists and there would be a "Shuffle All" option there.  A "Shuffle All Songs" option still appears in the expected location in many of the lists, for example if I traverse the above further by selecting an artist with multipcle album, the "Shuffle All Songs" options does appear above the top entry in the list.  I think this is just a bug introduced in the redesign of the interface.


    A temporary work-around is to create a playlist with everything in a genre.

    [Edit] Except that creating a playlist, there is no option to select by genre .


    Hope this is fixed in the first update.

  • RollTheBeats Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Bttrfly29 thanks for posting the screenshots. I was unable to follow all the steps because bizarrely I don't have the 'create' button or the repeat drop down menu on my iPad 3. I was able to get the same result, however, following much the same process - select Genre, select artist (best to select an artist with just one song), play song, go back to genre list, tap fast forward button, tap play button.


    The method above doesn't work on iPhone however as the genre screen doesn't have the play controls. The only way I have found to shuffle a genre on iPhone apart from using Siri (and this also work on iPad) is the following. Search in the music app to find the genre, then select the genre from the search results, then select 'shuffle all songs'. This is the method that works best for me.

  • Marcin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)



    Thank you for the screenshots, and your responsivness.  Much appreciated.




    Your iPhone work-around worked for me.  This is awesome.  I'm still looking to see Apple fix this, but at least there is a work-around.

  • D. Love Calculating status...

    iPhone Solution:


       [1] Launch Music App

       [2] Select "Songs" (lower right corner)

       [3] Enter desired "genre name" in the search box and search

       [4] Scroll to matching "Genres" section and select desired Genre

       [5] Scroll up and select "Shuffle All Songs".



  • idea01 Calculating status...

    Thanks D. Love!


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