Part of the problem with cutting-edge beta testing software is that there’s nowhere to turn for tech support.
I’ve been beta-testing iOS 10 on my iPhone for the past week. You can try Apple’s latest software now too, and it will hit most people’s iPhones in the fall.
So far, the biggest improvement for me has been the redesigned Music app. The totally redesigned interface was a major point of emphasis for Apple this year, and in general the app is cleaner, faster, and much simpler.
As an Apple Music subscriber and someone who spends hours per week on the app, I’m thrilled. But there’s just one problem I ran into: Music was set to shuffle, and I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off, no matter how hard I searched.
Turns out, I’m not the only one with the problem. A quick search on Twitter reveals myriad other early adopters desperately seeking the shuffle button:
I’ve had iOS 10 for 2 weeks & I JUST found the shuffle button.
— ???????? (@Khalilology) July 21, 2016
iOS 10 Apple Music don’t got the remove shuffle feature or what? all my songs shuffling
— ΣDDIΣ MΩΠSTΣR (@EDZiLLUH) July 20, 2016
Thought they took shuffle off the music app with iOS 10. Lmao
— sss???? (@OHthatsTara) July 20, 2016
Some people don’t think it exists at all:
Not a fan of the iOS 10 beta. Can’t shuffle my music now ????
— Brendan (@brenrich101) July 9, 2016
And some people eventually found the button, but they’re still ticked off:
BITCH IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FIND THE REPEAT AND SHUFFLE BUTTONS ON IOS 10 MUSIC
— ebbbbbbb™ (@bonjour_ebonyyy) July 13, 2016
And some people just want to turn it off:
Here’s how to turn off shuffle in iOS 10. This is what the now playing page looks like:
No shuffle button to be found. To put your music on shuffle or repeat you need to swipe up. The buttons are below the now playing page:
Go forth and sequence your music as you’d like.