[Full Guide] How to Turn Apple Music Shuffle off and on

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 19, 2021 4:05 PM.
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Shuffle is a mode that you can use to listen to songs in a randomized order, which will sometimes give you more surprise than using other playback modes. You are able to use shuffle mode for music playback on Spotify, Apple Music, and more streaming music services. In this article, you will learn how to use shuffle mode, how to turn off shuffle on Apple Music, and also what you should do when you are unable to turn on or turn off shuffle on your Apple Music app.

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Part 1. How to Turn on Shuffle on Apple Music
     How to Use Apple Music Shuffle on iPhone/Android
     How to Use Apple Music Shuffle on Mac/PC
Part 2. How to Turn off Shuffle in Apple Music
Part 3. Unable to Turn on or Turn off Shuffle on Apple Music? Fixed!
Additional Tip: Transfer Apple Music Songs to Other Players to Use/Stop Shuffle

Part 1. How to Turn on Shuffle on Apple Music

You can use the Shuffle button to turn on Apple Music shuffle to listen to music in a random order. And you can also ask Siri or on iPhone.

How to Use Apple Music Shuffle on iPhone/Android

On iPhone or Android devices, you can turn on shuffle on an album or playlist or all the albums and playlists in your library. Here is how to turn on shuffle on iPhone and Android.

To shuffle a playlist or an album, open the playlist or album on Apple Music. Tap on the Shuffle button at the top of the album. And you can make iPhone music turn off shuffle by taping this button again.

To shuffle all the playlists and albums in Apple Music, go to Library. Tap Songs or Albums and choose the Shuffle button.

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On iPhone, you can also ask Siri to shuffle the Apple Music songs for you. Just say "Hey Siri, shuffle this album." or "Hey Siri, shuffle all of my songs."

How to Use Apple Music Shuffle on Mac/PC

On Mac or PC, you can also turn on the Apple Music shuffle. On Mac, you need to use the Apple Music app, while you can do that on iTunes on PC. But the methods are the same.

To shuffle a playlist or an album, open the playlist or album on the Apple Music app on Mac or iTunes on PC. Tap on the Shuffle button at the top of the album. If the icon changes color, you have turned it on.

To shuffle all the playlists and albums, open Apple Music on Mac or iTunes on PC, Go to Controls > Shuffle. Select Songs or Albums.

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Part 2. How to Turn off Shuffle in Apple Music

When it is enough for you to listen to Apple Music songs in shuffle mode, you can turn Apple Music shuffle off easily whether you use iPhone, Android devices, or computers.

On iPhone or Android phones:

Tap the song that is playing on Apple Music. Tap the Playing Next button and the Shuffle button. If the shuffle mode is turned off, the Shuffle button will not be highlighted.

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On Mac or PC:

When you are playing a song, just click the Shuffle button to turn off shuffle Apple Music.

Part 3. Unable to Turn on or Turn off Shuffle on Apple Music? Fixed!

Some Apple Music users find that the Shuffle button disappears from the Apple Music app. And there are also other problems that stop you from turning on or turning off the shuffle on Apple Music. When you meet these problems, how to turn off shuffle on Apple Music and how to turn it on?

You can update the Apple Music app to the latest version and restart your device to solve most of the related issues. Here is how to update the Apple Music app.

On iPhone, just go to App Store, and choose the Updates button. Find out the Apple Music app and click the Update button.

On Android devices, go to Google Play Store app > profile icon > Manage apps & device > Apple Music > Update.

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Note: If you are autoplaying Apple Music, you cannot shuffle and the Shuffle button will disappear.

Additional Tip: Transfer Apple Music Songs to Other Players to Use/Stop Shuffle

If you still cannot let Apple Music turn off shuffle or turn it on, here is another method. Try to use an Apple Music alternative player such as Spotify to play Apple Music songs. But Apple Music songs or playlists are protected in M4P format. So you need an Apple audio converter to convert Apple Music to MP3 or other audios to upload to Spotify or other music players.

TunesKit Apple Music Converter is what you need for Apple Music songs converting. It will convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, or others with 30X faster speed. After the conversion, you can transfer and play Apple Music on any audio player that can upload local files including Spotify and Amazon Music. This converter also supports the conversion of iTunes audiobooks, Audible books, audios that are not protected like Apple Music. After the conversion, you are also able to play Apple Music even without the subscription. If you are interested in converting Apple Music songs to MP3, you can follow this tutorial: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3.

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