Needed Backstory: Recently I was having trouble with duplicate songs appearing in my library and playlists - I checked my offline devices and found that my 1 Iphone had filled all 5 of the offline spaces (I only use my iphone in offline mode). I deleted all but the most recent updated version and this caused my problems...
This action deleted all my downloaded songs and removed well over half of my once 2750 songs in the liked songs playlist along with many of my albums. (but it did fix the duplicate songs so there's that...)
The latest version was not the version I should have kept I'm guessing and didn't store all the data. Wether it was seperated between the 5 accounts or just one was needed I do not know.
I managed to resync songs in other playlists through the online playlist backup but have been unable to backup my liked songs or albums. Luckily they still all remain in both my computer and ipad's programs - under the same account. (Neither are the most recent version of spotify and I am afraid to update them now.)
Questions: How can I restore the full set of liked songs, albums and sync my computer's song log with my iphone's?
Is there a way to quickly download my library of near 6500 songs back to my iphone's offline mode rather than going through each playlist, album and song individually? - not all are saved on a centeral album.
How do I prevent this from happening again and ensure my iphone only takes 1 offline device rather than all 5 slots? (I have had some minor issues with lost songs in the past due to this but nothing of this scale)
Devices: Iphone 6 / Macbook Air / (ipad)
iOS 12.4 macOS
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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Thanks, this helps confirm my theory is true but doesn't solve the problem. Spotify really should have some way to prevent adding devices or have in place an alert like the one you mentioned doesn't exist.
I guess I can bear with the double songs if they appear but will have to check how many offline devices I have more regularly and carefuly delete them as they appear more than once per device for me. - If these get to 6 devices this would and has caused my major problems.
Problem solved adequately but not perfectly.