How can I play Spotify on an iPhone 5c?


How can I play Spotify on an iPhone 5c?





United States


iPhone 5c

Operating System

iOS 10


I have an older (5c) iPhone that I'm using just as a music player.  I can't put the Spotify app on it, because it requires iOS 12+.  How can I do this?  I can't believe that none of the iPhone 5's out there can use Spotify.  I found a question from last year that talked about using Spotify app on iOS 10.  When I tried chat, they told me only 12 could be used.  


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Re: How can I play Spotify on an iPhone 5c?

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @jrbw3mi, thanks for reaching out to the Community!


I’m sorry to hear this.

Unfortunately, you will need an iOS device running iOS 12 or later. The latest iOS version for the iPhone 5c is iOS 10.3.3. There isn’t an alternative app or way to listen to Spotify app, but if you can, try listening to Spotify on the web player on the iPhone 5c here. You can let me know if that works.


There is some more information on system requirements in this support article.


I await your response!

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