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Local Files on Spotify Mobile

Local Files on Spotify Mobile

Using my mac, i imported some lacal file, and i can play them on my computer, but how do i get them to play on my mobile device (Iphone 5s)?

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The devices section will be coming back in a future update.


In the meantime:
You won't be able to see an indication in the desktop client that the device is paired with the desktop client. But as long as they both are on the same WiFi network you should be able to trigger the local files sync by toggling the offline toggle on the playlist on your device. Just make sure that the local files are in a playlist of their own so that this will work.


View the help guide on how to sync local files to your phone:


  1. Using the desktop app, add local music files you want to sync to a playlist.
  2. Log into Spotify on your iPhone using the same WiFi network as your desktop.
  3. Tap the menu button (User-added image).
  4. Tap Your Music.
    User-added image
  5. Tap Playlists.
    Playlists button
  6. Tap the playlist containing local files from your computer.
  7. Select the playlist containing the local music files and press the Available Offline switch at the top.
    User-added image
  8. A green arrow will appear next to the tracks when syncing is complete.
    Offline sync green icon
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