2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2013 9:38 AM by Stomish
Stomish Level 1 Level 1

No matter which position the switch is in, it always plays on "shuffle" mode.


iPod shuffle, Other OS
Reply by Kenichi Watanabe on Aug 11, 2013 1:20 PM Helpful

On the 3rd and 4th gen shuffle (unlike earlier shuffles), it plays songs from the All Songs list unless you use VoiceOver to switch to a specific playlist that you loaded on the shuffle.  From the All Songs list, songs are obviously shuffled during playback if the power switch is set to shuffle.  If the switch is set to play-in-order, songs are played in alphabetical order.  It may not be obvious that the song playback order is alphabetical; it may seem shuffled.

 

To play songs in playlist order, the songs need to be on a playlist that is loaded on the shuffle.  Then, when using the shuffle, use VoiceOver button to select that playlist.  This document has information about setting up VoiceOver on the 3rd gen shuffle

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3475

 

This document has additional information about using VoiceOver; although it's for the 4th gen shuffle, I believe it works similarly on the 3rd gen shuffle

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4322

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  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    On the 3rd and 4th gen shuffle (unlike earlier shuffles), it plays songs from the All Songs list unless you use VoiceOver to switch to a specific playlist that you loaded on the shuffle.  From the All Songs list, songs are obviously shuffled during playback if the power switch is set to shuffle.  If the switch is set to play-in-order, songs are played in alphabetical order.  It may not be obvious that the song playback order is alphabetical; it may seem shuffled.

     

    To play songs in playlist order, the songs need to be on a playlist that is loaded on the shuffle.  Then, when using the shuffle, use VoiceOver button to select that playlist.  This document has information about setting up VoiceOver on the 3rd gen shuffle

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3475

     

    This document has additional information about using VoiceOver; although it's for the 4th gen shuffle, I believe it works similarly on the 3rd gen shuffle

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4322

  • Stomish Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much! I thought my iPod was broken! Now I wont have to get a new one!