Do you want to mix your Spotify playlists? You can use the shuffle option to do it.
The shuffle option shuffles the queue order of your playlist. You won’t listen to the songs in the same order, but will randomize them to create a unique listening experience every time. This is, of course, if Spotify’s shuffle feature works.
If you need to fix things when Spotify shuffle isn’t working properly, you’ll need to follow our steps below.
How to activate the random mode (Shuffle Mode) of Spotify
If you’re new to Spotify and haven’t used Spotify’s shuffle feature before, we’ll walk through how to enable it on desktop and mobile.
NoteNote: To get the full experience of Spotify in shuffle mode, you need to pay for a Premium subscription. You can only shuffle music on specific playlists if you have a free account, like the ones made for you. If you have canceled your subscription, you may need to reactivate it.
Activate Spotify Shuffle on PC or Mac
You can access Spotify shuffle mode using the playlist tools at the bottom.
To activate Spotify shuffle mode on a PC or Mac:
- start the Spotify desktop app on your PC or Mac.
- Navigate to a playlist you want to listen to and start playing it.
- Click on the button Activate Random on the bottom.
- When the Shuffle option is activated, the icon will appear green with a dot above.
Activate Spotify shuffle mode on mobile
If you have the Spotify app on Android, iPhone, or iPad, you can quickly turn on shuffle mode by following these steps.
To activate Spotify Shuffle on mobile:
- open the Spotify mobile app and start playing a song from a playlist.
- While the song is playing, touch the Random Button to the left of the button Play.
- To activate the random mode, press the function Random. Alternatively, touch Smart Random.
- if you choose Smart RandomSpotify will add a series of recommended songs to your song queue, based on what you like to listen to.
How to Fix Spotify Shuffle Not Working
The above steps should help you quickly enable and use Spotify’s two main features for shuffling songs. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to investigate why and try to fix the problem.
For example, the same song may play several times in a row, or it may not play randomly and one song may play repeatedly. If this happens, here are some basic things you can try to fix it.
Disable and re-enable the feature
The first thing you should do if Spotify Shuffle isn’t working is to turn it off and back on again.
To do this on PC or Mac:
- Click the button Random to deactivate the function and do it again to activate it again.
- If that doesn’t work, there is another way to disable and re-enable shuffle. Click on the three-dot menu in the top left corner and go to Playback > Random.
To do this on Android, iPhone, or iPad:
- touch the button Random next to the button Play in the mobile app.
- Tap it again and select the option Smart Random to skip more songs randomly.
Sign out and back into Spotify
Your account may be causing some problems with Spotify, especially if you recently switched to a standard (free) account. If this happens, you may want to sign out of Spotify and sign back in.
How to repair or reset the Spotify app
If you’re still having issues with Spotify shuffling, you can repair or reset the Spotify app.
How to repair or reset Spotify on Windows 11
On Windows 11, you can try to repair the Spotify app first:
- open the menu Start and click Setting.
- when it opens Setting, select Apps > Installed apps > Installed apps.
- Writes spotify in the app search field at the top.
- Click on the button three points next to the Spotify option and select Advanced Options.
- Scroll down to the section Restore and click the button Repair.
- The repair takes a moment, and when it is complete, it will display a checkmark next to the button. Repair.
- After the repair, exit Settings and check if Spotify shuffle works.
- If the app repair process doesn’t fix the problem, click the button Restore under the option of Repair.
- Click the button Restore when the confirmation appears.
- Once the reset is complete, a tick will appear next to it, letting you know it’s complete.
How to reset Spotify on Windows 10
If you’re not already on Windows 11, you can reset apps in Windows 10.
To do this, open Settings > Applications and click Spotify advanced options. Scroll down and click the button Restore.
How to uninstall and reinstall Spotify
If the shuffle feature still doesn’t work, you may need to reinstall the app.
How to uninstall and reinstall Spotify on Windows 11
You can quickly remove Spotify on Windows 11 and reinstall it via the menu Setting.
- To do this, open Start > Setting.
- In Settingpress Apps > Apps and features.
- Writes spotify in the countryside Find apps.
- Click on the button three points located next to the entrance of Spotify and select Uninstall.
- Click on uninstall a second time to verify.
- Once you’ve removed it, download and install the latest version of Spotify.
How to uninstall and reinstall Spotify on Windows 10
To uninstall the Spotify desktop app on Windows 10:
- open Start > Setting.
- In Settingclick Applications.
- Search Spotify in the search field at the top.
- Expand Spotify and click the button uninstall next to the app.
- Click on uninstall a second time to verify.
- Once Spotify is removed, download and install its latest version to restore access.
How to uninstall Spotify on Android or iPhone
Uninstalling Spotify from Android or iPhone is very easy. For it:
- Long press the icon Spotify and select Uninstall or Remove app in the menu that appears and check.
- Once you have removed it from your device, download and install it again via Google Play Store either AppleApp Store..
How to fix Spotify
Overall, Spotify does an excellent job of keeping your playlists organized and regularly adding new features. However, if you’re having an issue with Spotify shuffle not working, following the steps above should get it working again. Please note that reinstalling the app should be a last resort.
There are plenty of features available to Spotify users, as long as they work properly. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, so if Spotify keeps stopping you will have to look for other solutions to solve the problem.