Spotify: How to Disable Shuffle Play on the iPhone

Reposting this from a Spotify community forum.  The topic is disabling Shuffle Play which is easy enough to enable, but not quite as easy or intuitive to disable.

Original thread link HERE.

This seems to be a very common issue so outside of Spotify changing the behavior, I’m going to post a separate topic based in THIS thread.

The problem is once you press the shuffle button, the app will play all subsequent playlists in shuffle mode until you disable it.  However, disabling this function isn’t as intuitive as it should be.  Otherwise, the aforementioned thread wouldn’t be so large and growing.


Here’s how to disable it.  While you’re in a playlist, at the bottom of the screen the name of the artist and song appears.  To the right of it, the play or pause icon appears.


1. Press anywhere in the red circle below (in other words, don’t press the play/pause icon).


2. This will bring up the album cover with even more options towards the bottom of your screen.  See image below.


3. At the very bottom will be your song options (play/pause, rewind, advance forward, etc).

4. Look to the very left of the play and you will see two more icons right below the timeline. These are the repeat and shuffle icons.

5. The shuffle icon is above the repeat icon.  If it’s green, it means shuffle is enabled.  If it’s white/gray, it is disabled.  Press to toggle.

Example below with shuffle enabled:


And when toggled, now shuffle is disabled:


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