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How to Download Songs from Spotify to Play Offline

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Introduction

Want to take your music with you, where you won't have Internet? This guide will show you how to download your favorite songs with Spotify, so you always have your music available.
Before You Begin:
You must have Spotify installed
Spotify

Spotify Premium

In order to download and listen to songs offline, you must have a Premium account with Spotify.

1 Download Songs, Playlists, and Albums from Spotify

Download a Song or Album from Spotify

Spotify gives you the ability to curate a personal playlist made up of your favorite songs. If you wish to download individual songs, you must first put them onto this playlist and then download the playlist.

SpotifyAdd a Song to A Playlist
  1. Select Search at the bottom, and locate the songs you'd like to download.
    Spotify with Search highlighted.
  2. When you see a song you want to download for later, select the Menu on the right.
    Song search with Menu highlighted.
  3. Select Add to Playlist.
    Song menu with Add to Playlist highlighted.
  4. Select a playlist or create a new one to add your song to.
Repeat these steps for any other songs you want to keep.
SpotifyAdd an Album to A Playlist
If you are looking to download just a single album, you can create a new playlist and put just that album in it!
  1. Select Search at the bottom, and locate the album you'd like to download.
    Spotify with Search highlighted.
  2. When you see the Album you want to download for later, select the Menu on the right.
    Search with album menu highlighted.
  3. Select Add to Playlist.
    Album with Add to Playlist highlighted
  4. Select a playlist or create a new one to add your song to.
Repeat these steps for any other Albums you want to keep.

How to Download a Playlist from Spotify

  1. Open Spotify, and select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Select Playlist at the top, then select the Playlist you'd like to download.
    Playlists with Playlists and a playlist highlighted.
  3. Set the Download toggle switch to On for the playlist.
    Playlist with Download switch highlighted.
Repeat these steps for any other playlists you'd like to download.

2 Play Music Downloaded from Spotify

You can play music you've downloaded exactly the same as streaming. But, for items you've downloaded, you can play them even if you're offline, and playing them won't take any of your mobile data.

  1. Open Spotify, and select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
You can play a downloaded playlist just like your normal playlists in Spotify!

3 Remove Music You Downloaded from Spotify

Removing music doesn't delete it forever. You can still play any music you remove.

Spotify will simply stream it to your device over your Internet connection, rather than having it stored on your device, taking up space.

SpotifyRemove a Song From A Downloaded Playlist
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Select the Menu for the song you'd like to remove.
    Downloaded playlist with song menu highlighted.
  4. Select Remove From Playlist.
    Song in playlist with Remove from Playlist highlighted.
SpotifyRemove An Entire Playlist From Downloads
This does not delete the playlist itself. The playlist remains intact, and playable via streaming, but the songs themselves are no longer copied to your device.
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Set the toggle switch for Downloaded to Off.
    Playlist with Download switch highlighted.
SpotifyDelete An Entire Playlist
You cannot delete someone else's public Playlist. Only a Playlist you have created.
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Select the Playlist you wish to delete.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Select the Menu in the top-right corner for the whole Playlist.
    Playlist with Playlist Menu highlighted.
  4. Select Delete Playlist.
    Playlist menu with delete playlist highlighted.
  5. You'll be asked if you're sure, select delete.
    Delete selected playlist conformation with delete highlighted.

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Want to take your music with you, where you won't have Internet? This guide will show you how to download your favorite songs with Spotify, so you always have your music available.
Before You Begin:
You must have Spotify installed
Spotify

Spotify Premium

In order to download and listen to songs offline, you must have a Premium account with Spotify.

Download a Song or Album from Spotify

Spotify gives you the ability to curate a personal playlist made up of your favorite songs. If you wish to download individual songs, you must first put them onto this playlist and then download the playlist.

SpotifyAdd a Song to A Playlist
  1. Select Search at the bottom, and locate the songs you'd like to download.
    Spotify with Search highlighted.
  2. When you see a song you want to download for later, select the Menu on the right.
    Song search with Menu highlighted.
  3. Select Add to Playlist.
    Song menu with Add to Playlist highlighted.
  4. Select a playlist or create a new one to add your song to.
Repeat these steps for any other songs you want to keep.
SpotifyAdd an Album to A Playlist
If you are looking to download just a single album, you can create a new playlist and put just that album in it!
  1. Select Search at the bottom, and locate the album you'd like to download.
    Spotify with Search highlighted.
  2. When you see the Album you want to download for later, select the Menu on the right.
    Search with album menu highlighted.
  3. Select Add to Playlist.
    Album with Add to Playlist highlighted
  4. Select a playlist or create a new one to add your song to.
Repeat these steps for any other Albums you want to keep.

How to Download a Playlist from Spotify

  1. Open Spotify, and select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Select Playlist at the top, then select the Playlist you'd like to download.
    Playlists with Playlists and a playlist highlighted.
  3. Set the Download toggle switch to On for the playlist.
    Playlist with Download switch highlighted.
Repeat these steps for any other playlists you'd like to download.

You can play music you've downloaded exactly the same as streaming. But, for items you've downloaded, you can play them even if you're offline, and playing them won't take any of your mobile data.

  1. Open Spotify, and select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
You can play a downloaded playlist just like your normal playlists in Spotify!

Removing music doesn't delete it forever. You can still play any music you remove.

Spotify will simply stream it to your device over your Internet connection, rather than having it stored on your device, taking up space.

SpotifyRemove a Song From A Downloaded Playlist
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Select the Menu for the song you'd like to remove.
    Downloaded playlist with song menu highlighted.
  4. Select Remove From Playlist.
    Song in playlist with Remove from Playlist highlighted.
SpotifyRemove An Entire Playlist From Downloads
This does not delete the playlist itself. The playlist remains intact, and playable via streaming, but the songs themselves are no longer copied to your device.
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Look through your playlists for an item you've downloaded; they will have an arrow pointing down in a circle next to them.
    Downloaded song icon.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Set the toggle switch for Downloaded to Off.
    Playlist with Download switch highlighted.
SpotifyDelete An Entire Playlist
You cannot delete someone else's public Playlist. Only a Playlist you have created.
  1. Select Your Library at the bottom.
    Spotify with Library highlighted.
  2. Select the Playlist you wish to delete.
    Library with Playlist and Downloaded Playlist highlighted.
  3. Select the Menu in the top-right corner for the whole Playlist.
    Playlist with Playlist Menu highlighted.
  4. Select Delete Playlist.
    Playlist menu with delete playlist highlighted.
  5. You'll be asked if you're sure, select delete.
    Delete selected playlist conformation with delete highlighted.