iPhone 3.0 Shake to Shuffle [Video Demo]

Here’s another feature that’s new to iPhone 3.0. Shake your iPhone and it shuffles your iPod. Watch my video demo of iPhone 3.0’s shake-to-shuffle feature:

The iPhone will shuffle once shaken regardless of whether you have the iPod app open. Stay tuned for a full review of iPhone 3.0.

Update: Deda adds, “I just tried the shake/shuffle feature. You can’t return to a previously skipped song if you choose to shake the phone.”

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I don’t get it. I have to unlock it, then press the ipod, then shuffle, even though in shuffle I could just press the forward button – where’s the advantage in that. Now if it reacted toa very specific shuffle like two sharp shakes to the left, say. That way it wouldn’t upset you runners.


I love you! I almost threw my phone down the hill the other day because it wouldnt stop shuffling! I thought i was going to go crazy!

indeed the phone is a beauty, however, there are issues with upgrading the version and/or downloading stuff (ringtones, wallpapers, etc…) on the phone, as it locks it back. if this is solved, then its unbeatable!!!


@jill Sure. Settings –> iPod–> turn iff shake to shuffle


can you turn the shuffle off, i run with my iphone and now it wont stop shuffling because it confuses the running with the shaking…..grrrr !!!


Just notice it that you not only need to turn it on, but you also need to unlock it…


Useless feature if you need to press the on button first…


Not a fan of shake to shuffle. Especially if you are running with the phone. It kept shuffling because I was obviously shaking it. Anyone know how to disable this feature?


Why you need to scratch your iphone’s back side??? O.o


In sleep mode, double-click the button and shake.
Any better way?


Well, just checked again. Shake to shuffle works when the phone is turned on. But after I switch it off to sleep mode, it doesn’t budge after I shake it. Sorta weird to have to turn it on, slide to unlock, and then shake. Am I missing something?


Also, you cannot shake to shuffle if the iPhone is in sleep mode or can you?


I just tried the shake/shuffle feature. You can’t return to a previously skipped song if you choose to shake the phone. I don’t know if this is a bug…