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Local files don't show up on iPhone SE 2020

Local files don't show up on iPhone SE 2020






iPhone SE 2020


Even since I got my iPhone SE 2020, local files are not showing up in Spotify on the iPhone.  I did not have this problem with my previous phone, which was an iPhone 5. I've seen solutions which suggest a Setting called Local files, but I can't find anything like that on the phone.  Any help would be appreciated.


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Hey there @guavaman55,


Thank you for your post here in the Community. We're happy to help.


Can you try the following:

  • Add some songs from our catalogue to the playlist as well as the local file/s and make sure they have ‘Show unavailable songs in playlists’ turned on in Settings

  • Play some music on the device that has the local files to see if it shows via Connect on the other device

  • Make sure the router supports the Bonjour protocol. If the router is made after 2005, it will likely have this protocol. The best way to handle this is to check the router make/model and Google it

Another useful step in are to change the source folder of the local files on the pc. The steps are: Uninstall Spotify on both devices > create a new folder somewhere else on the pc and move the local files there > install Spotify again > remove any potential source folders and add the new one > download the playlist again.


We'll keep an eye out for your reply.



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