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iOS Local Files: Easier import with the Files app

It is now easier to import Local Files into the Spotify iOS app through the Files app on your iOS device. A computer and WiFi network are not required to use this new import method. This means that you can now import Local Files into the Spotify iOS ...

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Superuser Contribution Local Files Still Not Showing Up

 I’ve turned on the local file option on the app, the local network and media on settings, but the Spotify file is still not showing up. I even deleted the app, but that just made my already existing local file songs to be unplayable. The playlist of...

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  • Casual Listener
  •   I’ve turned on the local file option on the app, the local network and media on settings, but the Spotify file is still not showing up. I even deleted the app, but that just made my already existi...
  • Ivelina
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LOCAL DOWNLOADED FILES GRAYED OUT UPON APP CLOSE, WON'T SYNC

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemiOS 17.3My Question or IssueI have used Spotify since the app was created. I have thousands of local files that I have converted, downloaded & synced to my phone and to downloaded playlists for ...

  • Roadie
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System iOS 17.3 My Question or Issue I have used Spotify since the app was created.  I have thousands of local files that I have ...
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Superuser Contribution Mark for Offline Sync and Enable Desktop Sync Do not Show up

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceiPhone SE, Microsoft SurfaceOperating SystemiOS 15, Windows 10 My Issue My problem is that I cannot listen to my local files on my iPhone, as they won't sync whatever I do. I've been browsing the forums about anything to hel...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country US Device iPhone SE, Microsoft Surface Operating System iOS 15, Windows 10   My Issue   My problem is that I cannot listen to my local files on my iPhone, as...
  • legnalina
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Superuser Contribution Local files syncing as different songs

Title might sound confusing but what i mean by that is:On my laptop, i have a song that is 3:35, but when i download that song onto my iPad, it shows the song being 3:36, therefore making it show up as a different song and therefore forcing me to hav...

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  • Title might sound confusing but what i mean by that is: On my laptop, i have a song that is 3:35, but when i download that song onto my iPad, it shows the song being 3:36, therefore making it show u...
  • Ryannna
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Superuser Contribution Local files wont stay downloaded

Plan PremiumCountry AustraliaDevice iPhone 13 Pro Max My Question or IssueOk so I have been a little bit of a local files warrior for over a year now and I thought I knew may way around them like the back of my hand, but i have recently reached a new...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device iPhone 13 Pro Max   My Question or Issue Ok so I have been a little bit of a local files warrior for over a year now and I thought I knew may...
  • Lyubka
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Local Files staying on phone despite disabling download

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 11 ProMy Question or IssueI have been using a private playlist and local files to add songs I'm currently editing to my phone for a few years. I usually would update the songs on my phone by un-downloading ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone 11 Pro My Question or Issue I have been using a private playlist and local files to add songs I'm currently editing to my phone for a f...
  • Milliejohnson
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Downloading a plalist on my phone skippes songs from local files

PlanPremiumCountrySwedenDeviceiPhone SE 2020Operating SystemiOS 16.5.1 My Question or IssueI have made a playlist with songs from local files on my computer. When trying to download the playlist on my phone all of the songs from local files are skipp...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Sweden Device iPhone SE 2020 Operating System iOS 16.5.1   My Question or Issue I have made a playlist with songs from local files on my computer. When trying to d...
  • Wuffles__
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iOS Local Files not syncing to windows Desktop

PlanPremiumCountrySingaporeDevice & Operating SystemiPhone 13 and Windows 11 I downloaded some songs to my desktop and I added it to my local files folder on Spotify, but it is not syncing to my iPhone. The local songs are greyed out and unplayable o...

  • Casual Listener
  •   Plan Premium Country Singapore Device & Operating System iPhone 13 and Windows 11    I downloaded some songs to my desktop and I added it to my local files folder on Spot...
  • yeonnnhae
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Certain local files refuse to download on my phone

Whenever I attempt to download certain files on my phone, they refuse to download for some reason. Both files shown are mp3 files, yet only one will download. Also yes, I have searched for a post that has the same problem but the feature that appeare...

  • Casual Listener
  • Whenever I attempt to download certain files on my phone, they refuse to download for some reason. Both files shown are mp3 files, yet only one will download. Also yes, I have searched for a post tha...
  • ka1eido
  • Casual Listener
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Superuser Contribution Issues Syncing Local Files Between Devices

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Lenovo LaptopOperating SystemiOS 13.1 Beta, Android OneUI, Windows 10 Pro My Question or IssueWhen attemping to download songs from Local Files on my computer on my phone or tablet...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Lenovo Laptop Operating System iOS 13.1 Beta, Android OneUI, Windows 10 Pro   My Question or Issue When attem...
  • jnspir3d
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Superuser Contribution Local Files/"No devices available" BUT device seen in Connect to device playback

Plan: PremiumDevice: iPhone XSmax / MBA M1Operating System: iOS 15.0.1 / macOS 11.6 M1 My Question or Issue:Spotify app on iOS is not seeing local devices from within Settings/Local Files. However, local devices ARE seen when choosing the playback de...

  • Music Fan
  • Plan: Premium Device: iPhone XSmax / MBA M1 Operating System: iOS 15.0.1 / macOS 11.6 M1   My Question or Issue: Spotify app on iOS is not seeing local devices from within Settings/Local Fi...
  • deadtamagotchi
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Superuser Contribution Unable To Listen To Local Files From PC To iPhone

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 8 & Dell LaptopOperating System IOS 15.3 & Windows 11 My Question or IssueI've been trying to add Local Files to my Spotify on my iPhone so I can listen to a few songs that aren't on Spotify, but no matter how much I...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 8 & Dell Laptop Operating System  IOS 15.3 & Windows 11   My Question or Issue I've been trying to add Local Files to my Spotify on ...
  • Vasil
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Apple Lossless Album Covers not syncing in Local Files?

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States of AmericaDeviceiPhone XOperating SystemiOS 13.6.1 My Question or IssueThis is more of a minor problem than an important one, but I thought I should ask. I recently migrated from iTunes, so I have a lot of Apple Lossle...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States of America Device iPhone X Operating System iOS 13.6.1   My Question or Issue This is more of a minor problem than an important one, but I thought I ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local Files appearing on iPhone but not playing

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 8Operating SystemiOS 13.3.1 My Question or IssueI am an avid user of Local Files. I've been using them for over a year, a few bugs here and there but nothing I haven't solved or worked around. However, this is a new ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 8 Operating System iOS 13.3.1   My Question or Issue I am an avid user of Local Files. I've been using them for over a year, a few bugs here and ...
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Superuser Contribution My iPhone can't play the song from local files

Songs I download on websites , can played on my laptop but can't played on my phone , I tried to reinstall it 、update it 、shut down the phone and laptop , but non of them work , these songs just keep appear on my playlist but when I press the play bu...

  • Casual Listener
  • Songs I download on websites , can played on my laptop but can't played on my phone , I tried to reinstall it 、update it 、shut down the phone and laptop , but non of them work , these songs just...
  • CarlosE
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Superuser Contribution can't sync local files from computer to iphone x

PlanPremiumCountry USA DeviceiPhone XOperating System14.7.1 My Question or IssueI'm trying to sync local files from my laptop to my iphone X right now. I managed to get the local files to download to my Pixel 4A5G but it just refuses to work on my ip...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device iPhone X Operating System 14.7.1   My Question or Issue I'm trying to sync local files from my laptop to my iphone X right now. I managed to ge...
  • Elena
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Superuser Contribution Songs from Local Files sound glitched when played next from queue

PlanStudent PremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 11Operating SystemiOs 14.4Spotify Version8.6.41247My Question or IssueWhen I add a song from the local files that were imported from my laptop (2019 MacBook Pro, MacOs 11.2.1) to queue, the transiti...

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  •   Plan Student Premium Country United States Device iPhone 11 Operating System iOs 14.4 Spotify Version 8.6.41247 My Question or Issue When I add a song from the local files that wer...
  • Alex
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Superuser Contribution Local Files un-downloading

I've been using the local files system for a few years now and at the beginning it ran pretty smoothly. The system I use is downloading the songs I want to Dropbox, selecting the songs from the Local Files page on my desktop Spotify app, and adding t...

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  • I've been using the local files system for a few years now and at the beginning it ran pretty smoothly. The system I use is downloading the songs I want to Dropbox, selecting the songs from the Local...
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Album Art is not showing on playlist tracks

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevice(iPhone 11 ProOperating System(iOS) My Question or IssueAlbum art does not show on local file created playlists when the tracks are playing even though the playlist does have an image

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device (iPhone 11 Pro Operating System (iOS)   My Question or Issue Album art does not show on local file created playlists when the tracks are playing even tho...
  • Billy-J
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local files aren't playable on my iphone

So i downloaded some songs that aren't on spotify. I added them to my playlists as local files. This works on my windows computer. when i open the spotify app on my phone and want to listen to those songs spotify says i can't. I can see the songs ( l...

  • Casual Listener
  • So i downloaded some songs that aren't on spotify. I added them to my playlists as local files. This works on my windows computer. when i open the spotify app on my phone and want to listen to those ...
  • jewlz0
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