How to Select Repeat on the iPhone

By Tyson Cliffton

Sometimes listening to a specific song, playlist or album until either your iPhone or your headphones stop working helps you get through a workout or the work day. When this happens, having to unlock your phone, open the Music app and start any of those over again can pull you out of the moment and sour your experience. If you know you're going to want to hear the same thing on a loop, use the repeat button in the Music app so you can stay in the groove.

Repeat Song

Step 1

Tap "Music" to open this app.

Step 2

Tap one of the available sorting options: Albums, Songs, Playlists, Artists, Compilations, Genres or Composers.

Step 3

Tap the name of the song you want to play to begin playing that song.

Step 4

Tap "Repeat" and then tap "Repeat Song." The Repeat text now reads Repeat Song and is highlighted in red as long as the Repeat Song functionality is turned on.

Step 5

Tap "Repeat Song" and then tap "Repeat Off" to turn off song repeating.

Repeat Playlist

Step 1

Tap "Music" and then tap "Playlists" on the iPhone screen.

Step 2

Tap the name of the playlist you want to play.

Step 3

Tap any song in the playlist to start playing the playlist at that point.

Step 4

Tap "Repeat" and then tap "Repeat Playlist." The Repeat text now reads Repeat Playlist and is highlighted in red as long as the Repeat Playlist functionality is turned on.

Step 5

Tap "Repeat Playlist" and then tap "Repeat Off" to turn off playlist repeating.

Repeat Album

Step 1

Tap "Music" and then tap "Album" on the iPhone screen.

Step 2

Tap the name of the album you want to play.

Step 3

Tap any song in the album to start playing the album at that point.

Step 4

Tap "Repeat" and then tap "Repeat Album." The Repeat text now reads Repeat Album and is highlighted in red as long as the Repeat Album functionality is turned on.

Step 5

Tap "Repeat Album" and then tap "Repeat Off" to turn off album repeating.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to the iPhone 5S running iOS 7.1. Procedures may vary with other versions or products.