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How can I navigate my music on my iPod shuffle?

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By Jerrod H.

Contributing Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, March 4, 2005
News Category: iPod Usage

Though it may be the simplest iPod yet, there are a few key iPod shuffle operation techniques worth discussing:

  • On the rear of your shuffle, you’ll see that the main slider has two “On” positions.  The first is “sequential play,” and the second is “shuffle.”  Use sequential play mode if you’re not “Enjoying Uncertainty” at the moment.  You can, for example, switch modes from shuffle to sequential play during a song (if you just have to hear the rest of that album!) and it won’t be disrupted.  You’ll continue sequentially.
  • When listening to a playlist sequentially, press Play three times quickly to return to the very beginning of the play order.
  • When listening to a playlist in shuffle mode, press Play three times quickly to re-randomize the play order.
  • When listening to the first song in the play order, you can navigate backwards to go straight to the final song.  This is helpful for quickly getting to songs you know are near the end of your play order.

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