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Local files not playing on my phone

Local files not playing on my phone






(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)


My Question or Issue



I got a premium account. I have enable spotify local files on my desktop. However I can't seem to play or download the files onto my phone where I want to play it. 


I thought it would automatically download whatever I add onto the playlist?

How do I make it so my phone can play the local files as well



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Hey there @DoGGnyne


Thanks for searching for the answer you need here! 


It's a good idea to try changing the source location of the local files on your PC. Simply create a new folder in a different directory on your device and move your local files to this folder. Then just delete the old folder used for the local files. Now you can try importing the files to your mobile device again. 


Also, check out this help page for further tips on how to manage your local files. Here you’ll find useful info on format requirements and permitted file sources.  


Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes. 

Despite doing the above it is still not working. Do I have to manually add the files onto my phone to make this work?


Why can't the spotify app just update this automatically? Or make it just as easy as downloading regular songs on your playlists?


Thank u


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