THE SHUFFLE ISSUE IN IPODS
So I really don’t think I’m the only one experiencing the ‘shuffle’ issue. When listening to a playlist from my iPhone (or any iOS device), shuffle songs from a playlist play back in the same order. To a point where you can predict the next track on a 80 song playlist. You playlist is no longer a shuffled playlist but just a playlist.
I have seen this issue reoccur on my iPod Video 5G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5. Yeah, I’ve gone through quite a few iOS devices.
RESHUFFLE YOUR IPOD PLAYLIST
From what I have found out, when you select to shuffle a playlist, the actual shuffling of songs is calculated ONCE and from every replay of the playlist, the songs will play in the sequenced order over and over.
In order to reshuffle your songs, you’d have to UNSHUFFLE and then select to SHUFFLE your songs. This action apparently recreates the random traversal path through your playlist (or entire library). It re-seeds the random number generator.
Create a new playlist and add 5 songs to it. Shuffle the list and take note of the order the songs are played back. Once you see order, UNSHUFFLE then SHUFFLE the songs on the playlist then start to play back the tracks. Are you now convinced?
This will work on all iOS devices.
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