How to turn off Shake to Shuffle on iPhone, iPod Touch

You just set up a brand-new iPod Touch or iPhone, loaded up all of your favorite music, and now every time you are listening to your music it randomly changes songs on you and you can't figure out why. We know why; read on to find out.

Shake to Shuffle is a handy feature for iPod Touch and iPhone users who want to quickly shuffle their current playlist. But, the same feature can be a nuisance for people who don't realize what it is, or if it's even turned on.

Shake to Shuffle is activated by shaking the device; there's no need to unlock the device and navigate to the Music app, then find the shuffle button and press it. A simple shake and the playlist is mixed up. If you don't realize Shake to Shuffle is turned on, this can lead to much confusion the next time you are listening to music and your playlist gets reogranized for you.

To turn off Shake to Shuffle, you will need to follow the three-step process below. It's very simple.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
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  3. Scroll down to the Music option and tap on it to view Music settings.
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  5. Turn off Shake to Shuffle.

The next time you listen to music you will no longer have to suffer through the seemingly random shuffles.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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