By default, your iPod nano plays each song (and other audio content) in the order in which they are listed (unless shuffle is turned on), and plays only once each song or audio title. But you can easily customize how many times a song or album plays back to back, or how to play songs in loop on your iPod by looping one song, or by looping an entire playlist.
Change settings to loop an entire playlist on iPod nano ("Repeat - All")
Here is how to enable repeating songs of an entire playlist:
- Go to the Main Menu
- Press "Settings"
- The third option in the Settings menu reads "Repeat Off", meaning that once you have finished playing the last song in the current list (playlist, genre, album, etc.) your iPod nano will go silent, and automatically go to sleep.
- Scroll down to the Repeat option and click once: you have now changed the playback mode to "Repeat - All". This means that your iPod nano will play the entire content of the current list, and start over, back at the top with the first song, once it is done. (Make sure that you set a sleep timer on your iPod before doing this at night, or you'll wake up the next morning after a bad night of sleep and a drained battery!)
Make your iPod nano play the same song in loop ("Repeat - One")
Let's now show you how to make a song play in loop, again and again, on your iPod nano:
- Go to the Main Menu (home screen)
- Select Settings
- Scroll down to "Repeat - Off" (the default, which indicates that looping is currently disabled)
- Press once with the Center button to enable "Repeat - One" (or press twice if the current setting is Off)
Turn off / disable loop repeats ("Repeat Off")
To prevent your iPod nano from playing again the same song or group of songs, follow the same steps:
- From the Main Menu, click on "Settings"
- Scroll down to the Repeat option
- Click once or twice, until you see "Repeat - Off" as the current choice
That's it - your iPod will now resume playing your music without looping, or repeating, any song or playlist.