I can't see my local files in a playlist on my phone. It just shows up as an empty playlist on my phone but on my pc I can see all of the songs. I have premium, I have tried using a hotspot connection (since my pc does not have wifi), I have tried disabling my firewall. I can't see any of the songs in my playlist.
iPhone XS Max ( 13.3) and MacBook Pro 2018 (Version 10.15.2)
My Question or Issue
I've uploaded a few songs to my Local playlist on my Desktop app and have added them to a playlist, have tried logging onto the same WIFI on both my phone and Mac and using the hotspot on my iPhone but the uploaded songs don't appear on the playlist on my phone. Help please!
If you're still having trouble getting those local files to become playable on your iOS device, could you try a clean reinstall of the app using the relevant steps for your device in this Spotify Answer?
If that doesn't work, could you try the following:
Open the Local Files folder in the Spotify directory on your computer and remove all files contained in that folder
Perform a clean reinstall as per the instructions in the Spotify Answer I linked to
Open the desktop app and choose the folder containing the original local files as a source from Settings
Go to the mobile app and see if your local files are now appearing as expected?
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If a song from your local computer files was previously synced to your phone but has either greyed out or disappeared, then this should help you because it worked for me...
In my case, I had previously downloaded the songs to my phone but eventually, when I tapped on the song, it wouldn't play and disappeared or was greyed out from the playlist on my phone.
So what I did to fix it was remove the download from all the playlists on my phone and then redownloaded them while my phone was plugged into my computer. After redownloading, the songs would play.
BTWWhen you remove the song from your phone it'll look as though it disappeared from the playlist even though it shows up on your computer. So you have to make sure your phone is plugged into your computer when redownloading the song.
This method may work for Andriod users, but I have not tested this.
i did the set up last night and my Spotify app downloaded fine.
The issue I have is that the local files which played fine on my 6s are not playing on the new phone.
The files are showing in the playlists and look like they are downloaded but don’t play. They also say artist unknown. Do I have to download these local files again onto the new phone or is there an easy workaround?
I’ve just downloaded a new local files playlist from my Mac to my iPhone and downloaded it on there. It’s not playing on the new phone however even though the playlist is there and each track looks like it’s downloaded.
I have still got my old iPhone and bizarrely this new local files playlist has appeared on my old iPhone and is playing as we speak. Any ideas on what else I should do?