Downloads have gray arrow


Downloads have gray arrow

Casual Listener






Iphone XR

Operating System

iOS 12.4.1


My Question or Issue

I am subscribed to several different playlists which I download at home over wifi.  I make sure all the downloads complete. 

However, when I go out and about, the playlists have a gray arrow beside them, even though I've supposedly downloaded them.  I've checked the dates on when the playlists were last updated, and some are over a month old.


The places when I listen to these playlists have terrible reception (work, a park, etc) so I cannot re-download them over LTE.  I get 3G service if anything at all.  


I have deleted and reinstalled the app.  Resubscribed to the playlists, but that didn't resolve it.  Can anyone advise?


2 Replies

Re: Downloads have gray arrow

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @rileyb76, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

It could be because some songs might have been removed from Spotify.

To reveal those just go to Settings > Playback and turn off the 'Hide Unplayable Songs' option.


Hope it helps :)

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Re: Downloads have gray arrow


I have this EXACT same issue. It's always the same playlists and the same songs, which appear to be downloaded when I reconnect to wifi. Because they do eventually show up (for a few hours), I don't think it's that they've been removed from Spotify. But you aren't the only one having this remarkably annoying issue.