Please help! I have an iphone 4s, both my laptop and phone are connected to the same Wifi, i have the files in question on my computer in itunes, in my music folder, and in spotify labled as local folders. I cannot get the songs to sync to my iphone-- they will show up-- but I cannot play them. Please help!
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I also have an issue with local files syncing to iPhone 4s.
My laptop is connected to the LAN, and my iPhone is connected to the same LAN. Both have IP addresses in the same subnet, and connectivity is working great on both devices.
I have successfully been syncing offline playlists for weeks now using only Spotify tracks (no local files). It works great. I even added a new album to an offline playlist today and it synced to my iPhone within minutes successfully.
I would like to be able to use Spotify as my primary music source, but there are too many gaps in the library to keep me happy all the time (no Tool yet, that's enough to be a deal breaker on its own!!! =)
So, I added local tracks from my library to Spotify. I edited the playlists on my laptop as necessary and the local files play fine on my laptop.
On my iPhone, I see the greyed out tracks in the playlist, but they won't sync to be playable on my iPhone.
I have done the following as part of my troubleshooting:
1) Performed the "Gracenote Update" to fileinfo, just in case the metadata were causing some problem... no change.
2) Re-added the local file to the playlist (after gracenote update). It shows in the laptop playlist, and it shows up in the iPhone playlist in grey. Effectively no change, still unplayable.
3) On the iPhone, I attempted to specify all "Local Files" as Available Offline. It does not keep the setting turned on...
4) The device doesn't show in "my devices."
IT JUST HIT ME.... in the head, cause I'm not the smartest sometimes and I need a swift kick in the head.
I am actually living in a temporary location with roommates, and in Windows 7 network configuration I chose "public network" for my local wireless connection (I don't trust other people with network security as a general rule).
The Windows 7 firewall must have been blocking the inbound connection from the iPhizzle to Spotify on the lappy.
Yep. Changed the network to "home" type, and restarted spotify. Suddenly my device shows up, and I see a whole lot of sync action going on. I believe I'm in business. Sharing here to hopefully help some other peeps.
Best o' luck, cheers!
So far I found out:
After reinstalling Spotify it didn't work neither.
Spotify creates automatically rules for the Windows Firewall (and to be exact they weren't there before installing). In my case, these rules only apply for "Public" networks as described there in the Advanced Settings of the Windows Firewall for "Inbound-Connections". My current network connection is categorized to "Home or Office" network. So the key is updating the 2 rules to the network type you're using, in my case i ticked all on ('Private' and 'Domain') so that every way should work
For Spotify developers: Update the automatically applied rule to match all types of network categorisation and you'll probably never hear again any lack of sync problems with users using windows firewall.
lekelley: I was having issues with my macbook too, probably because I was trying to do this at work and god knows how it's configured. Try this:
On your mac, instead of joining a network, create one, no password.
On your phone, join the network you created.
Set the playlist as an offline playlist
That worked for me, hopefully it will work for you. (don't forget to rejoin your network afterwards on both devices or you'll be without internet)