Syncing Local Files to Mobile


Syncing Local Files to Mobile

Casual Listener

So after giving up Spotify 6 months ago due to the lack of diversity I decided to come back again when they offered some sort of promo. I used to be able to sync my local files to mobile with no issues as long as both my desktop Spotify and mobile Spotify is open. Now it just will not work.


Did I waste my money getting Spotify again? I wouldn't care usually if Spotify has the songs available in their library but they don't, which is the main reason why I left in the first place.


Is there a new way to sync local files now or is it just plain not possible?

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Re: Syncing Local Files to Mobile

Community Legend

Any issues are normally down to communication issues so here's a list of things to check if local files won't download.

  • Your PC and mobile must be connected to the same Network/SSID and spotify should be running on your PC.
  • In your router settings, check that UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is enabled.
  • Make sure that Windows shows your network as private and not public.
  • Set exceptions for spotify in any firewall or internet security programme. If you are unsure how to do this, temporarily disable them.
  • Check that you haven't already hit the limit of 3,333 downloads per device or 9,999 downloads across all devices.
  • If you are using a wifi network outside of your home, there is every chance that the protocols used by spotify for downloading are blocked.

If you still can't make it work, you can create a mobile hotspot on your mobile and connect your PC to this hotspot via wifi. Syncing the local files should then work.