Shuffling ALL SONGS

iOS & iPadOS

Recently, I asked how to shuffle all songs from a particular artist in the Music app in iOS 8.4.

Now, I am wondering how to shuffle ALL SONGS, period. I mean, how do you shuffle all songs on your iPhone from all artists. On the "Songs" screen, I can't seem to find an "Shuffle" button as used to be there.



Submitted by sockhopsinger on Monday, July 6, 2015

I just went and looked and I can't find the button either. Very strange. To quote a popular movie character, "dangerous and disturbing this is."

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello Misty. I don't think there is a Shuffle all button available, but I did test drive Siri and it appears to work. What I said was "Play all music shuffled. Then I just skipped through a few tracks and it certainly did appear to be shuffling as requested. Furthermore, it was selecting tracks that I haven't played once before this last update. Even if we don't have an official button, at least Siri was obedient for me.


Submitted by Missy Hoppe on Monday, July 6, 2015

Hi there! The siri option definitely works and is probably my preferred method of achieving this task, but I just wanted to let you all know that the shuffle button still exists; they've just hidden it. What you need to do is double tap on that now playing/mini player button. Shuffle is in there. They'be basicly gone and made it look like ITunes, or at least I think that's what is going on. Anyway, if shuffle is selected in that now playing/mini player screen, then you're good to go. Good luck, and I hope this helps. Also, the category button is how you change between albums, artists, songs etc. I'm not a fan of the new music app, but am slowly but surely getting used to the changes.

Submitted by Misty Dawn on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ugh. Really poor design this is, IMO. The shuffle part of this app generally is very weakly designed. One would think that this would be a very common option people would want to resort to, so one would think it would be easier to do. Hmm, I just don't get why Apple has made this so hard, not only shuffling all songs but also shuffling all songs from a particular artist!