Repeat and shuffle music

From the Now Playing screen in the Music app, you can repeat and shuffle music.

Repeat a playlist, album, or song

To turn repeat on or off, ask Siri. Or use the controls in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, Android device, or in iTunes for Windows on your PC.

How to turn repeat on or off on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

  1. Open the Music app and play a song, album, or playlist.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the song that's playing to open Now Playing.
  3. At the bottom of the Now Playing screen, tap Up Next .
  4. At the top of the Up Next screen, you can turn repeat on or off:
    • To repeat an album or playlist, tap Repeat  so it looks like .
    • To repeat a song, tap Repeat  until you see .
    • To turn off repeat, tap  or  until you see .

To check if repeat is turned on, open Now Playing and look for  or .

How to turn repeat on or off on your Mac or PC

  1. On your Mac, open the Music app. On your PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. Play a song, album, or playlist.
  3. At the top of the window, you can turn repeat on or off:
    • To repeat an album or playlist, click Repeat  so it looks like .
    • To repeat a song, click Repeat  until you see .
    • To turn off repeat, click  or  until you see .


How to turn repeat on or off on your Apple Watch Series 3 or later

  1. Connect AirPods or Bluetooth headphones to your Apple Watch.
  2. Open the Music app.
  3. Play a song, album, or playlist.
  4. Tap Up Next . From here, you can turn repeat on or off:
    • To repeat an album or playlist, tap Repeat  so it looks like .
    • To repeat a song, tap Repeat until you see .
    • To turn off repeat, tap  or  until you see .

Shuffle music

To turn shuffle on or off, ask Siri. Or use the controls in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, Android device, or in iTunes for Windows on your PC.

How to turn shuffle on or off on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Open an album or playlist.
    • To turn on shuffle, tap Shuffle at the top of the screen.
    • To turn off shuffle, tap the song that's playing at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing, tap , then tap .

To check if shuffle is turned on, tap the song that's playing at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing, and look for .

How to turn shuffle on or off on your Mac or PC

  1. On your Mac, open the Music app. On your PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. Choose a category from your Library, like Songs, Artists, or Albums. Or play an album or playlist.
    • To turn on shuffle, click Shuffle  at the top of the window. When shuffle is turned on, you see .
    • To turn off shuffle, click Shuffle . When shuffle is off, you see .


How to turn shuffle on or off on your Apple Watch Series 3 or later

  1. Connect AirPods or Bluetooth headphones to your Apple Watch.
  2. Open the Music app.
  3. Play an album or playlist.
  4. Tap Shuffle .

You can also shuffle albums and songs in your library. Just go to Library, tap Albums or Songs, then tap Shuffle All.

To turn off shuffle, tap Up Next , then tap Shuffle . When shuffle is off, you see .


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