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Using Apple Earphones with Remote with iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later)

This document is for iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later).

If you have an older iPod shuffle, select one of the links below:

 

Review the table below to understand the functions controlled by the Apple Earphones with Remote and the corresponding status light behaviors when using iPod shuffle (3rd generation):

  1. Volume Down button
  2. Center button
  3. Volume Up button

 

Play Click the Center button once   Blinks green once
Pause Click the Center button once   Blinks green for 30 seconds
Fast-forward Double-click and hold the Center button.   Blinks green once
Rewind Triple-click and hold the Center button.   Blinks green once
Change the volume Click the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) button to increase or decrease the volume. You hear a tone when you change the volume while iPod shuffle is paused.   Blinks green for each volume increment

  Blinks orange three times when the upper or lower volume limit is reached
Hear song title and artist names Click and hold the Center button until you hear the title and artist information.   Blinks green once
Go to the next track (or audiobook chapter) Double-click the Center button   Blinks green once
Go to the previous track (or audiobook chapter) Triple-click the Center button within 6 seconds of the track starting. To restart the current track, triple-click after 6 seconds.   Blinks green once
Switch playlists
  1. Click and hold the Center button until you hear a tone (after the title and artist information), and then release to switch the playlist menu. You'll hear the current playlist, all songs, and then remaining playlists in alphabetical order followed by audiobooks and podcasts.

    You can click + or - to move quickly through the playlist menu.
     
  2. When you hear the name of the playlist you want, click to select it. 
  Blinks green once
Exit the playlist menu Click and hold the Center button.   Blinks green once
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