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Syncing Local files to iPhone

Syncing Local files to iPhone

Is this feature still active on the iPhone app?  I have tried and tried and tried to sync some local files via the desktop app to my phone (everything is on the same wireless network) and have been able to do this in the past.  Most of the thread help is from 2015, so I'm looking for more recent help or information on this feature.

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Hello, Help arrive!
If you are experiencing:
A. Grey title in Playlist
B. Cannot play mp3/m4a on iPhone

Please make sure the songs import into Spotify:
a. Not protected by DRM
b.In supported format (

1.Make sure your computer and mobile devices (iPhone) in the same WiFi network.
2.Remove the playlist which you find the problem
3.Remove and re-add the "Local Sources" - Make sure all songs synced.
3.1 Reopen Spotify app (MAC) [in case if you added too many songs] [Recommend to do]
4.Make sure all the songs which added can be played in Spotify (Mac)
5.Make whole new playlists (Recommend using different name from preventing sync error)
6.On Mac, check all the songs in playlist whether they can be played or not.
7.Download playlist on your devices(iPhone)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Im having the same issue and that does not work. The local file does not have a checkmark by it to show downloaded with the playlist nor does it have the tab to click on too download it.........

If you're talking about not being able to access the download button for an unavailable song on your mobile, try adding it to a playlist on your PC, then going into settings on your mobile spotify>playback and uncheck 'hide unplayable songs'. Then go to your playlist, you should be able to see the unplayable songs which should be grey-ed out. Hit the download button on the playlist and you should be good to go

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