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Play Music on the Droid Bionic

To listen to music on the Droid Bionic, you first find a song in the library, and then you touch the song title. The song plays in another window, shown in this figure.

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While the song is playing, you’re free to do anything else with the phone. In fact, the song continues to play even if the phone goes to sleep.

After the song is done playing, the next song in the list plays. Touch the Song List button to review the songs in the list. The next song doesn’t play if you have the Shuffle button activated. In that case, the phone randomizes the songs in the list, so who knows which one is next?

The next song also might not play if you have the Repeat option on: The three repeat settings are illustrated in this table, along with the shuffle settings. To change settings, simply touch either the Shuffle or Repeat button.

Shuffle is off; songs play one after the other
Shuffle is off; songs play one after the other
Shuffle is on; songs are played in random order
Shuffle is on; songs are played in random order
Repeat is off; songs don't repeat
Repeat is off; songs don't repeat
Repeat All Songs; all songs in the list play over and over
Repeat All Songs; all songs in the list play over and over
Repeat Current Song; the same song plays over and over
Repeat Current Song; the same song plays over and over

To stop the song from playing, touch the Pause button. When music plays on the phone, a notification icon appears, as shown in the margin. Use this notification to quickly summon the Music app to see which song is playing or to pause the song.

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Information about the current song playing also appears on the phone’s lock screen. In fact, you can use the music controls on the phone’s lock screen without unlocking the phone.

  • Volume is set by using the Volume switch on the side of the phone: Up is louder; down is quieter.

  • When you’re browsing your music library, you may see the green Play icon, similar to the one shown in the margin. This icon flags any song that’s playing or paused.

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  • Determining which song plays next depends on how you choose the song that’s playing. If you choose a song by artist, all songs from that artist play, one after the other. When you choose a song by album, that album plays. Choosing a song from the entire song list causes all songs in the phone to play.

  • To choose which songs play after each other, create a playlist.

  • After the last song in the list plays, the phone stops playing songs — unless you have the Repeat option on, in which case the song or list plays again.

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