Repeat and shuffle music

You can ask Siri to turn shuffle and repeat on or off in Apple Music. Or you can manually turn shuffle and repeat on or off by using the controls in the Apple Music app.

Ask Siri

You can easily turn shuffle and repeat on or off by asking Siri.

Turn shuffle on or off

  • "Hey Siri, shuffle this album."
  • "Hey Siri, play my road trip playlist shuffled."
  • "Hey Siri, turn off shuffle."

Turn repeat on or off

  • "Hey Siri, repeat this album."
  • "Hey Siri, repeat this playlist."
  • "Hey Siri, repeat this song."
  • "Hey Siri, turn off repeat."

Learn more ways you can use Siri to play and control music.


Turn shuffle and repeat on or off in the Apple Music app

Choose your device below and follow the steps:

On your iPhone, iPod touch or Android device

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Play a song, album or playlist.
  3. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen.
  4. In the screen that appears, tap the Playing Next icon the Playing Next icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
  5. In the top-right hand corner of the Playing Next screen, you can:

On your iPad

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Play a song, album or playlist.
  3. In the player at the bottom of your screen, you can:
    • Tap the Shuffle button the Shuffle button to turn shuffle on or off.
    • Tap the Repeat button the Repeat button to repeat an album or playlist, repeat a song or turn repeat off.
      Don't see shuffle or repeat?
      iPad showing shuffle and repeat in the player at the bottom of the Apple Music app

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 the Playing Next icon the Playing Next icon
  5. At the top of the Playing Next screen, you can:

On your Mac or PC

  1. Open the Apple Music app or iTunes.
  2. Play a song, album or playlist.
  3. At the top of the window, you can:
    • Click the Shuffle button the Shuffle button to turn shuffle on or off.
    • Click the Repeat button the Repeat button to repeat an album or playlist, repeat a song or turn repeat off.
      Don't see shuffle or repeat?


If you don't see shuffle or repeat

  • Update your device to the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS or macOS. On a PC, update to the latest version of iTunes for Windows. On an Android device, update the Apple Music app to the latest version.
  • You can't shuffle and repeat music in your Autoplay queue. If you're listening to music in your Autoplay queue, the shuffle and repeat buttons disappear. You can only shuffle and repeat songs, albums or playlists.


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