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iPhone not syncing local files from laptop

iPhone not syncing local files from laptop

My iPhone isn't syncing local music from my MacBook for some reason. I followed the tutorial on the Spotify website but I still can't get it to work. I can listen to the local playlists on my Mac. I can even see them on my iPhone and see how many songs there are. However, when I go into the actual playlist, it's empty. Even if I click the 3 dots and press download there's nothing in the playlist. I added a few images of what I see on my mac and my iphone that might help.

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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.

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