Whole album is being saved instead of just the songs I saved

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Whole album is being saved instead of just the songs I saved

Mauriarti
Music Fan

 

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

iPhonse 6s

Operating System

IOS 12.1.4

 

My Question or Issue

I use the album section of spotify for 95% of when im listening to music. There are few albums I have the entirety of saved. I prefer to save only a handful of songs from each album and use the covers of the album to easily distinguish between where the song i want is instead of searching through a million playlists to the specific song I want. However for some reason recently When I go to the album section and click on an album I have only one saved song in, it displays the whole album and I can selectively only save a single song or two from that album. Is there a way I can turn this off because it's essing with how I've used this app since I got it and its really bothering me.

23 Replies

Miniike
Casual Listener

this is driving me insane and is greatly impeding my spotify experience (i've been a paying customer for about two years now), i really hope this gets attention soon

AlexandreC81
Regular

I'm having the same exact ISSUE ! Strangely, on MacOS i'm having the old (and GOOD) behaviour. Can't understand why someone at Spotify would consider this a feature...

AlexandreC81
Regular
Great news everyone ! It seems that Spotify added the possibility to "Hide" songs from an Album or a Playlist. It works on iOS but not yet on macOS... and i dont know about the Android or Windows version.

So at least now i can only listen to songs from a single Album WITHOUT having to create a playlist.

AlexandreC81
Regular

I just want to add that my brother is on Android and he is having the GOOD behaviour (only liked songs appears when selecting an album from his library).

 

So this is definatly a bug on ios. What about Windows users ?

yfitops2015
Gig Goer

It's not a bug and it's across all devices now.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Answers/Getting-to-know-the-new-Your-Library/ta-p/4766771

 

I'm sure they could change this behaviour without an app update? I'm running an old version of iOS so can only use an older version of spotify, and my albums without all tracks have also gone using the same app.

 

I really hate this constant development of apps, I've stopped using countless apps due to updates over the years.

 

I would love to know their thinking behind this update.

Miniike
Casual Listener

It baffles my mind that this happened. Can I not download a beloved constantly re-issued album without clogging up my downloads with a million bonus tracks and alternate mixes? I don't understand.

Peter
Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for your feedback on the new Your Library experience - we hear you and we appreciate your honesty.

 

There's an existing idea in the Community which you can add your vote to here. That way, we can gauge how many people feel similarly to you, and if it's a popular idea then Spotify will consider (re-)implementing this feature.

 

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions or feedback regarding this - we're all ears 🙂

PeterModerator
 
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EvDaGreat
Regular

Thank you for reaching out finally and thanks for the clarification. I've already casted my vote on that thread. I think in the future when you guys are going to make such drastic changes to the functionality of the application, you should try your hardest to make sure as many paying subcribers know the changes before they are implemented. Send emails, list the changes in the app store update section, notifications on the website etc.. Its such a turn off when a product I've been using for years all of a sudden stops functioning the way I like to use it and theres no way to tell if its a bug or if it was done intentionally. Also the fact that the desktop version functions differently than the mobile version is crazy.. This is all anti-consumer and its obvious that there was an agenda..

dbazile
Regular

This is the same issue I'm having:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/iOS-iPhone-iPad/Album-view-doesn-t-filter-out-unsaved-songs/td-p/47...

 

Spotify, if you're listening, why make a big deal about adding UI features when the UX is falling apart around paying users whose complaints you're ignoring?

 

As a former Apple Music customer, you're making me very homesick.  For all of the problems Apple Music has, UI consistency and stuff behaving as expected was never one of them.

dbazile
Regular

Spotify, is this the reason why this problem has gone 3+ months without being fixed?

EvDaGreat
Regular

Im having the same issue on iOS, this has been the case for 2 months now and Spotify hasnt acknowledged it at all. The desktop version of Spotify on Windows 10 doesnt have this problem. This leads me to beleive that this is a bug that is unique to iOS. Spotify is known to take forever to fix bugs and I dont understand why. Whoevers managing the development department should be fired. If they dont fix this in the next update on moving over to Tidal or Apple music..

lolla2019
Newbie

i’ve got the same problem and it’s really annoying. updates are supposed to enhance the app and not ruin everyone’s experience. and sometimes i just want to save a couple of songs or one from an album but now when i do that and visit my albums section i’m surprised to find the whole album saved?? please work on that or i’m gonna switch to apple music instead of this 

the_toutaku
Gig Goer

ok folks,

 

i spoke to customer service on this a month ago and was told this is not how it should be and they will have an update fixing this... again that was about a month ago and no fix so i did what yall said and went to apple music.... guess what??? i hate it even more!! apple music is even worse. so please we need more people to complain about this issue so they fix it, i have been on apple music for 3 days now and my god the UI is bad, cant delete saved stations, cant do anything you want. 

 

PLEASE FIX SPOTIFY!!!!

Mauriarti
Music Fan

I would really appreciate just a clear answer as to wether this change is intentional or not because this is either a really frustrating update or bug and I haven't found anything online addressing it, just a bunch of other people with the same issue.

issy9798
Casual Listener

I’ve found a bit of a work around, it’s not exactly a solution but it’s better than nothing. If you turn on Offline mode (by going into Settings and then Playback) it will only show your saved songs in an album. 

Hope this helps!

kkav4
Casual Listener

I've spent so many hours (I'm talking days even) downloading all the albums of artists I enjoy listening to and going through all the songs, only keeping the ones I love. Since the update, I have ALL the songs of all the albums downloaded - not only a huge waste of my storage but also incredibly frustrating since I spent so much time unliking the songs I didn't like. 

issy9798
Casual Listener

This started happening to me recently as well, after contacting customer support they told me it’s part of a new update that we didn’t have a choice to have. They may get rid of it soon or they may just ignore what their customers want and keep it. 

Currently the only way to download some songs off an album or for an artist is create a playlist with the songs you want to download. 

lorikelli
Music Fan

SO annoying, noticed this recently, admittedly have not used the 'like' song feature much up until now. l loved that when u heard great song you didn't have to assign the song to 1 of your 100+ playlists & then try to find it later. Did you add it to  Blues#  1, 2 3 or Blues 2019? BUT, Spotify's  adding wholed album. If I pick one song that I like it doesn't is insinuate I like the whole **bleep**ing album. 

Lori Smith

quil396
Casual Listener

I’m in love with you. Thanks!!!

Mauriarti
Music Fan

It works for me too though I don't have any of my music installed. I shouldn't have to install the music either. The fact that this works leads me to believe this is some kind of a bug because it still shows the songs that I liked when it's in offline mode, it's just not installed.

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