newbie question - spotify not recognizing songs that are already on my iphone5.

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Hi,

 

I created a playlist on my Mac that was a mix of Spotify songs and iTunes songs I own. It worked fine. The iTunes songs were already synced to my iphone and available through the native music app. 

 

When I accessed the same playlist from my iphone, the iTunes songs were grayed out. Clicking on them produced a message asking me to sync them even though they were already synced in the music app. I re-synced them as per instructions, but they are still grayed out.

 

????

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. 

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Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

The native music application on your iPhone and Spotify are completely different applications. 

If you wish to listen to local tracks in the Spotify application, you need to sync those tracks to your device using Spotify. Have you tried following the instructions to sync your device here?

 

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That's strange I've never heard of that,
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Peter__
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Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

The native music application on your iPhone and Spotify are completely different applications. 

If you wish to listen to local tracks in the Spotify application, you need to sync those tracks to your device using Spotify. Have you tried following the instructions to sync your device here?

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

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Hi thanks, yes I found that article and followed the instructions. 

 

However, it seems from what you wrote that in order to incorporate into iphone playlists  songs I own that are not in the Spotify library, I will have to have two copies of them on my devices, or unsync them from iTunes, leaving them only in Spotify as local files. 

 

Not sure if I want to go through all that bother. I may just keep Spotify Spotify and not mix.

 

Thanks again.

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