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How to Filter Explicit Content in the Spotify App

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Enable the Explicit Content Filter on your Spotify account.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working Spotify account.
  • Have the Spotify app installed.
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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Enable the Explicit Content Filter on your Spotify account.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working Spotify account.
  • Have the Spotify app installed.
Spotify Banner

The Explicit Content Filter applies only for the individual account and device. For example, if you apply the setting on your phone, it doesn't filter explicit content for the same account on the desktop app. 

As of now, the explicit content filter is only available on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
 
  1. Open Spotify.
    Spotify
  2. Tap Home
    Home button
  3. If you've got a Premium account, tap Library.
    Library button
  4. Tap Settings.
    Settings icon
  5. Swipe the Explicit Content Toggle so it turns gray.
    Explicit content toggle
  6. After turning the Explicit Filter on, attempting to play an explicit song will result in a pop up.
    Explicit warning pop up
  7. Explicit songs will be marked as such.
    Marked explicit

The Explicit Content Filter applies only for the individual account and device. For example, if you apply the setting on your phone, it doesn't filter explicit content for the same account on the desktop app. 

As of now, the explicit content filter is only available on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
 
  1. Open Spotify.
    Spotify
  2. Tap Home
    Home button
  3. If you've got a Premium account, tap Library.
    Library button
  4. Tap Settings.
    Settings icon
  5. Tap Explicit Content.
    Explicit content
  6. Swipe the Explicit Content Toggle.
    Explicit content toggle for ios
  7. After turning the Explicit Filter on, attempting to play an explicit song will result in a pop up.
    Explicit warning pop up
  8. Explicit songs will be marked as such.
    Explicit marking on the songs