Save your ears from Apple Music’s endless loops

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Even Belle & Sebastian can get old with too much repetition.
Even Belle & Sebastian can get old with too much repetition.
Screen: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Sometime in the last few weeks, I’ve had a big problem with Apple Music.

Whenever I’d start an album or playlist, I’d only hear the first song I chose, over and over and over.

I’d hit the Up Next list button and see the same song, endlessly repeated.

The fix is an easy one, but man did it frustrate me for weeks. Here’s how you can make sure you’re not stuck on repeat.

Launch Apple Music on your iPhone (or iPad) and bring up the Now Playing screen with a tap on the song title near the bottom of the Music screen.

Once there, you’ll see four symbols across the bottom: Share (arrow rectangle), Shuffle (crossed arrows), Repeat (curved arrows), and More (three dots).

Tap this a few times to rid yourself of "endless repeat."
Tap this a few times to rid yourself of “endless repeat.”
Screen: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Notice the Repeat icon. It can be in one of three states: plain (no repeat), darkened background (repeat album/playlist), and darkened with a little 1 next to it (repeat one song).

My Apple Music had somehow gotten into “repeat one” mode. To get out of this incredibly frustrating mode, you just need to tap on the Repeat arrows as many times as it takes to get to regular, non-darkened mode.

Now I can listen to albums and playlists again in the car without the rage that comes with hearing the same song repeated until I’m ready to scream. Hooray!

Via: iDigital Times