2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 9:38 AM by heffa-lump
heffa-lump Level 1 Level 1



I have a new 4th generation iPod shuffle to which I have added 2 music playlists and one audiobook, which is divided into 2 physical files and 15 chapters across those 2 files.


Whenever I switch away from the audiobook to listen to music and then try to listen to the audiobook again, it always resumes at the beginning of chapter 10, regardless of where I last paused it (whether in chapter 10 or chapter 1).


The shuffle is in 'play in order' mode just in case, but that makes no difference.


I've also changed in iTunes that for the two audio book files the media kind is set to 'audiobook' and 'remember playback position' is ticked.


The only reason I bought the shuffle is that I read it played nicely with Audible books. What am I doing wrong? I haven't used an iPod before so hopefully I've just missed something obvious. Thanks in advance!

iPod shuffle, Windows 7, 4th generation
  • john cummin1 Level 2 Level 2

    Did you find an answer to this not working, broken aspect of iTunes/iPod shuffle? You repeat my sentiments/situation exactly. By the way no one has replied that would imply there is not an answer, ie it simply doesn't work. Can't do it. I bought my iPod on eBay. Probably can't take it back. Could just resell it though.


    edit: I'm using a Mac not Windows, but same problem.

  • heffa-lump Level 1 Level 1

    Hi John,


    Unfortunately no, I haven't been able to get an answer for this at all and I am still using my old mp3 player for audio books as I literally can't get the shuffle to play them properly.


    If anyone has any suggestions - please let us know!