Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

Tjsh315
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Spotify, please fix your app. I've been a loyal customer for years and the app is why. Since 2016, the app doesn't seem to work like it had. This waiting to download thing is killing me and having to uninstall the app and reinstall just to download a few more songs is NOT a soultion. We haven't received an email acknowleging all our concerns. It seems like you are just sweeping it under the rug. Please let us know we are not talking to a wall, that you hear us, and that you are at least working on a solution. This is crazy. Thanks.

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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

spectoral
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I am also not having any luck with Spotify downloading local files I've imported as a playlist from iTunes. And to confirm:

 

  • I have 22GB free space on my iPhone 6S Plus
  • I have 157GB free space on my Windows 10 Desktop
  • Both are connected to the same 5GHz home Wifi in my house and Spotify is supposed to begin downloading when connected to Wifi
  • Both are connected to the internet
  • I've tried restarting both my computer and my iPhone
  • iTunes 12.3 is open and working, plays my local songs, reads and syncs to my phone if I want it to
  • Spotify is up to date, open and working, plays songs (just not the local ones) and recognises my iPhone over Wifi, as it pops up in Available Devices
  • I have way less than the limit of 3,333 songs syncing on both devices combined, let alone either device. Even so, I was told there is no limit to local songs.
  • I'd rather not uninstall and reinstall Spotify if I can help it, because I don't want to have to re-select every local playlist to make Available Offline
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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

funfactjeremy
Newbie
This worked for me, so if anyone is having this problem now, then try this! Definitely a good shot of working for you!
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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

pagarama
Newbie
Yep, I have the same problem on my iPhone 6s with iOS 9.3.1. I was also hoping the latest Spotify update would get rid of this problem, but it has not. Very disappointed. I am now subscribe thinking of subscribing to iTunes.
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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

DoubleLMan
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I've discovered my issue. Once you get the songs to the point where it says "waiting to download on your mobile device", make sure it is on the same wifi network as your computer you're using, and then temporarily disable any security firewalls you have. I had to disable my ESET security for 5 minutes and it started downloading immediately.

Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

JD713
Casual Listener
There should be no limit. I pay for premium which is advertised as "unlimited" Spotify as a company is a liar. And I will not give money to a liar. They better fix that before my next subscription time comes.

Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

zasuhatesnosie
Casual Listener
Same here. Spotify reset my devices and asked me to do a clean install which I have down and now every single playlist is waiting to download. I asked for a refund until this problem is solved and they told me they couldn't bc it was charged 14 days ago. Uhm yes and I have messing with it since then!! Spotify fix this issue or we are paying for nonexitent premium service. Been loyal fan since u came to states! And refund my money u til such time as o receive premium service.

Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

jfro_z
Newbie

Yup. this fixed it. Wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why.

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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

spotifyisjunjk6
Newbie

This is not a solution!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Waiting To Download: iPhone won't download offline playlists

asonetuh
Casual Listener

I've found a workaround that seems to work really well for me. This may only work if you have a computer with an Ethernet jack, but may still work if your Mac is connected to Wifi and doesn't have an ethernet jack.

 

1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB lightning cable

2. On your Mac, go to System Preferences -> Sharing

3. Select Internet Sharing in the table view to the right

4. Check only iPhone USB for sharing. Mine is using Ethernet, but yours might be able to be Wifi.

5. Check internet sharing and hit start.

 

Seriously, fix your junk, Spotify. People pay money for this feature. This is arguably one of the best features of a paid subscription because it means never having to open iTunes. Don't make me open iTunes.

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