How to find out the Shuffle and Repeat options in iPhone’s Music app

If you have upgraded your Apple device to iOS 10, you may have seen significant changes to a few features and functionalities, particularly to the Apple Music app. The revamped app now comes with good design. Plus, the Library tab makes it easier for users to navigate through songs. Despite its beloved design and useful changes, the app has several flaws. The Shuffle and Repeat buttons are buried deep inside the app. Moreover, no cues are shown up in the UI to point to their location. For longtime users of the music streaming service, this is actually a big annoyance.

Now, you will no longer ask where the Shuffle or Repeat buttons are in Apple Music, as we will cover how to find out the shuffle and repeat options in iPhone’s Music app. Have a look.

Step 1: Launch the Music app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Be sure to play any song from an album or a playlist.

Step 3: A Now Playing bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, above the buttons. Just tap it to bring up the play screen.

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Step 4: Scroll up just a little on the play screen until you see the Up Next queue. Make sure that you didn’t tap the pause, next, or previous buttons while scrolling up.


Step 5: Now, to the right of the word Up Next, you should see the Shuffle (the first one) and Repeat (the second one) buttons.

  • Press the Shuffle button to toggle shuffle on or off.
  • Press the Repeat button twice to play one song on loop.

It’s worth noting that the iOS 10 Music app offers a delete hidden button located in the bottom left corner of the Now Playing window. It’s about where the red circle is on the screenshot below:


When you press that button, a dialogue box will appear, telling you that the song on screen has been downloaded to your iPhone. And you are presented with the two options, including Remove Download and Delete from Library.


This button can definitely annoy users in case they keep pressing on it accidentally while using the music app. Users are still yet to understand why this feature is included in iOS 10’s Music app. Perhaps, it will be removed with a later update.

For whom it may concern, released on June 8, 2015, Apple Music has become one of the top music-streaming services across the market. It now claims to have 15 million paying subscribers and faces direct competition from others in the music-streaming realm, including Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play Music.

That’s all about how you can find out the shuffle and repeat options in iPhone’s Music app. Was this how to useful to you? Let us know in the comments section below.

Also read: Common issues on iOS 10! Here is how to fix

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