Am I inadequate? (OK, don’t answer that question.) But about a week now, my iPhone was set to shuffle all its music — including audio books(!) — and I just couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out how to fix it. I didn’t know how I even turned on this shuffle to be on? It was absolutely driving me insane. I looked everywhere like “Settings” and wasn’t able to find the way to turn it off… But my colleague, Tom, who saw me pulling my hair out, solved it in a second. It was, as they say, “right under my nose” that I totally missed it.
Problem was that the panel that contains play-head, shuffle, repeat and genius icons are turned off or hidden, to display the album cover like this:
All I had to do was this
- open Music on my iPhone
- play something
- go to “Now Playing”
- and touch the album cover
to make that hidden panel appear. It like this:
and un-check the shuffle sign (the two arrows crossing on the right side of Genius icon). But I totally missed that I need to tap on the album cover... I was expecting some kind of button, or some fancy tab or something to make that appear…
Anyway, I also think turning the “shuffle” had to do something with the new “Shake to Shuffle” feature, which is “ON” by default. Annoying part of it is that after you shake the iPhone, the “Shuffle Songs” option will be turned on, whether you like it or not. I must have accidentally shook the iPhone to trigger this and was stuck with the shuffle….
To turn that feature off, go to “Settings” of the iPhone and select iPod from there, then chenge the slider to OFF on “Shake to Shuffle.” Now I can listen to audio books in the order of the chapters. Sheesh.
BTW, the image is Dan Reeder’s new album. I absolutely love his first two albums, I think the “Sweetheart” is a masterpiece, and this one is growing on me, too.