local files aren't playable on my iphone

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local files aren't playable on my iphone

ankievH
Casual Listener

So i downloaded some songs that aren't on spotify. I added them to my playlists as local files. This works on my windows computer. when i open the spotify app on my phone and want to listen to those songs spotify says i can't. I can see the songs ( local files ) in my playlist but they are black and if i click on them they tell me to offline synchronise the playlist but i can't find that option anywere. So how can i get those local files that are playable on my desktop to play on my iphone?

 

I need some help with this! Thankyou!

PS

I got spotify premium and i did NOT reach the max of 3333 offline downloaded songs

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Re: local files aren't playable on my iphone

ErikG
Roadie
Hi.

The most basic answer I can give is that you need to run your desktop and phone at the same time on the same wifi for you to be able to sync the local files, here is a more detailed guide:
https://support.spotify.com/using_spotify/playlists/listen-to-local-files/

Re: local files aren't playable on my iphone

ankievH
Casual Listener

Thank you for your reply. I tried this many times. It just won't work. As you can see in the image that i added, it shows that it is waiting to download. All the songs in the playlist that are allready on spotify are downloaded and green. However the local files will not download and they get a grey arrow instead of a green one.

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Re: local files aren't playable on my iphone

ErikG
Roadie
If you are eager enough you can try a clean installation on both your desktop and phone.
If you have Windows on your desktop the solution here is how to do a clean installation:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/PC-App-won-t-launch-can-t-uninstal...

On your phone delete the app. Restart the phone. Install the app.
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