I have the exact same problem. Syncing, no matter how I perform it, won't resolve the issue. Mailing support hasn't given me an answer. What to do?
I think I found a slution. Remove the Spotify app from your iPhone completely. Then go to the app store and install it again. It took a while for my 1000+ songs to sync, but all the red exclamation marks are gone and all the songs play offline. It sucks big time though that this may have to be done on a regular basis, and that Support is basically nonexistant and do not help in any way. The greedy bastards.
Trying to sync my Ipod to spotify....only syncs the local files I already have. not what I really had in mind. so is there a way I can just buy the whole playlist?
Unfortunately not, the built in downloads store was recently removed from the service. Add your kudos to my ideas topic if you would like to see it return!
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2014-09-19 06:44 PM
Sounds like there are a few separate issues going on here but I found a solution to one of them.
After I updated my spotify I realised some of my songs were not available offline (ie didn;t have the green arrow signifying that they had been downloaded onto my phone).
I realised that this is because they were in my 'local files' section. Spotify realised I already had these songs (albeit on my computer and not my phone) and as such would not make them available offline so I was unable to listen to them on the go.
All I had to do was remove them from the 'local files' section and Spotify automatically started to make them available!
Hope this helps some folks
BOOM goes the dynamite! Jeez, FINALLY, this was what fixed it for me... thanks johnchalmer1. I did have to turn off the local files setting in the desktop app, logout on the desktop, log back in then click off line on the play lists. Then on my iPhone, had to log back in turn off the offline setting on playlists then back on. Also had to makes sure the local files section in the playlists was cleared out as well.
Aaaaahhh, okay, life is good now.