iPod Nano: Make Song Repeat

Do you like a song so much that you want your Apple iPod Nano to play it over and over again? Here’s how to make a song repeat on your iPod Nano.

New Touch Screen Models

  1. From the “Now Playing” screen, tap the album art once.
  2. Controls will appear. You can swipe left or right between screens to display or hide the Repeat and Shuffle options.
  3. Tap the icon with arrows in a circle to toggle “Repeat” to on and repeat all songs in the current list.
    Repeat activeTap it again to display “1” on the icon, if you wish to indicate the same song repeat.
    Repeat 1


Older Models With a Wheel

  1. While playing the song, go back to the Main (first) menu.
  2. Select “Settings“.
  3. Select “Repeat“.
  4. Set it to “One“.

iPod Nano Repeat setting

It will now set your song to repeat until you go back to “Settings” > “Repeat” and change the option to Off.


  1. Amy H says

    Thank you sooooooooo much for posting this!! It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t make an album or a song repeat, especially when out running, esp as my old nano has completely died on me. Silly Apple for moving this from settings.

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