How to Put a Song on Repeat on Apple Music: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Putting a song on repeat on Apple Music is a simple process that you can do in just a few taps. Whether you’re jamming out to your favorite tune or want to keep the vibe going with a song that perfectly fits the moment, repeating a song on Apple Music is a breeze.

Step by Step Tutorial: Putting a Song on Repeat on Apple Music

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’ll achieve here. By following these steps, you’ll be able to set a single song to play over and over again until you decide to turn off the repeat function.

Step 1: Open the Apple Music app and play the song you want to repeat

Play the song you want to put on repeat by selecting it from your library, playlist, or searching for it.

Step 2: Access the ‘Now Playing’ screen

Swipe up on the mini-player at the bottom of the screen to access the ‘Now Playing’ screen where you’ll see the album art and playback controls.

Step 3: Tap on the ‘Repeat’ button

Look for the repeat icon (it looks like two arrows in a circle) and tap it once to repeat the entire album or playlist, and tap it twice to repeat the single song.

After tapping the ‘Repeat’ button twice, you’ll notice it changes appearance, often with a small ‘1’ indicating that the single song repeat function is active. Now your chosen song will play on a loop until you decide to switch it up.

After you’ve set a song to repeat, it will continue to play over and over until you disable the repeat function or select a different song or playlist.

Tips for Putting a Song on Repeat on Apple Music

  • If you can’t find the repeat button, make sure you’re on the ‘Now Playing’ screen, not just viewing the mini-player.
  • Remember that repeating a song can use more data if you’re not connected to Wi-Fi, as the song will be streamed each time it plays.
  • To save data, download the song for offline listening before putting it on repeat.
  • You can also use the repeat function during shuffle mode to keep the randomness but still repeat your favorite tune.
  • If the repeat function isn’t working, try closing and reopening the Apple Music app or restarting your device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put a song on repeat on the Apple Music desktop app?

Yes, the process is similar. Play the song, go to the ‘Now Playing’ screen, and click the repeat button twice to repeat a single song.

Will repeating a song on Apple Music use more of my battery?

Continuously playing music can drain your battery faster, so it’s a good idea to keep your device charged if you plan to repeat a song for a long time.

Does putting a song on repeat affect my Apple Music recommendations?

Repeatedly listening to a song can influence the algorithm, potentially leading to more recommendations of similar songs or artists.

Can I repeat a specific part of a song?

Apple Music doesn’t have a feature to repeat a specific section; it’s either the full song or nothing.

If I add a song to a playlist and put it on repeat, will it repeat just that song?

Yes, if you tap the repeat button twice, it will only repeat the single song, not the entire playlist.


  1. Open Apple Music and play your desired song.
  2. Access the ‘Now Playing’ screen.
  3. Tap the ‘Repeat’ button twice for a single song repeat.


In conclusion, putting a song on repeat on Apple Music is an effortless task that can enhance your music listening experience. Whether you’re learning a new song, focusing on work, or just in love with a particular tune, the repeat function is a handy feature. Remember to use it responsibly, as repeating a song for extended periods can drain your battery and use more data. With these simple steps and useful tips, you’ll be able to keep the music going as long as you like. So, go ahead and give it a try – who knows, you might just find your new anthem to repeat!