With iOS 10.2 released this week, Apple introduced a series of changes to the iOS. While the headlines around the new iOS centered around availability of new emojis and the new TV app, Apple has made some much desired changes in its Music app among other things.
With the iOS 10 earlier versions, it was hard to locate the shuffle/repeat options on the music app. In 10.2, the directions are little clearer. When you first update your iPhone to iOS 10.2 and access the Music app, the app shows you how you can access these functions. Wish we had this clarity when trying to figure it out in iOS 10.
iOS 10.2 Music App – Quick Tips
Simply swipe up on the screen to access Repeat, shuffle and Up Next functions.
In iOS 10.1, you had the option to Sort Songs and Albums in the Settings area. When you tapped on Settings > Music , you could choose Sort Songs & Albums and choose by Artist or by title in this section.
This option has been now changed in iOS 10.2. Tapping on Settings > Music shows you only the Genius option in the Library section.
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In order to set up the sort order in iOS 10.2, you will need to access this feature within the app itself as opposed to Settings.
From your main Library screen in the Music app, tap on Songs. You will find the Sort function on top right corner of your screen. Tap on Sort and you can choose to select the sorting either by the Title or the Artist.
The same options hold true for Albums as well and you can change the sort order by tapping on the Sort button.
In the case of Playlists, you can now sort either by the Playlist Type, Title or Recently Added.
These options to sort were not readily available in iOS 10.1 variants earlier.
With any new change, it does take a while getting used to. What do you think about the subtle changes introduced in the new iOS 10.2 Music app? What are some of the changes that you would like to see in the Music app moving forward?