[Fixed] Spotify Song NOT Downloaded Local Files on Android Phones/iPhone

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Hey everyone! So, there’s some news that the Spotify app might not be saving songs to Android phones and iPhones like it’s supposed to. People from all over the world are talking about this problem online, on places like Twitter and Reddit. It all started when someone on the r/spotify subreddit shared a picture showing an error message they got when they tried to download a song from Spotify to their Android phone.

The message said, Could not download the track. Please try again later. And it’s not just Android users having trouble—people with iPhones are saying they can’t download their Spotify songs either. Some folks think this could be because of some new ways Spotify is doing things after Apple bought it last year.

“Despite scouring the forums for an answer, I still can’t figure out how to play local files on my phone. Nothing seems to work, and I worry that there’s no solution. Has anyone else encountered this same issue before? If so, please share your wisdom—I’d be forever grateful!? From the Spotify community.

Here is the answer from Yordan(Spotify staff)

It seems Spotify has stopped syncing local files between multiple devices. This means that if you have a library of local music stored on one device, it won’t be available for download on another device like iPhone or Android. This has caused quite a bit of frustration among users who rely heavily on the Spotify app to listen to their favorite music wherever they go.

So, don’t waste your time trying any solution from the Google search. None of them will work since Spotify has cut off the feature.

Fortunately, a workaround can allow users to access their local music files on any device.

It requires a cloud-based platform that can be installed onto iOS and Android devices. This app lets users download their local music files directly from the cloud.


Transfer Files from PC to Android via Cloud Service

You can quickly transfer or sync your data between your PC and Android device with the help of cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc. Of all the available options, we suggest using Google Drive because it is pre-installed on most Android phones and provides a generous storage of 15GB for free. To use it, all you need to do is upload your files from the PC to Google Drive and then download them using its app on the Android device. We hope this guide helped you transfer data between your devices without cables or wires.

Step 1: Upload Files from PC to Google Drive

Open up your favorite web browser and go to the official website of Google Drive (drive.google.com). Here, you will be asked to log in with your Google account. Once you are logged in, click on the “New” button present on the left side of the window.

Now click on the option to upload files and browse for the file you want to upload. You can select multiple or just one file at once–it’s up to you. Once selected, click on the “Open” button from the window’s bottom-right corner, and your files will be uploaded to your Google Drive account.

Step 2: Download Files from the Google Drive App to Your Phone

Once your files are uploaded, you can open the Google Drive app on your Android device. Make sure you are logged in with the same Google account on your phone that was used for uploading data to Google Drive.

Now, look for the files that you uploaded recently and tap on the three-dotted menu icon from the top. You can download the file from Google Drive to your phone’s local storage.

Congratulations! You successfully transferred data between your PC and Android device without wires or cables. We hope this guide was helpful.


How to download all Spotify music locally?

Using this software to convert Spotify music to MP3 format is very simple. Follow the below three steps to get music off Spotify.

Step 1: Download and install the Cinch audio recorder.

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If you have a Mac computer, please download Spotify Ripper Mac here.


Step 2: Launch the software and press the yellow “Record” button in the upper-left corner.

You are now playing the Spotify tracks you want to save on your computer. The default output is the MP3 format. The cinch audio recorder will start recording music automatically.

You could save Spotify to WAV format if you want to get music as a lossless audio file.

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Step 3: After the recording is finished, right-click on a recorded song and select the “Open folder” you will see all recorded songs in MP3 format.

That’s it. You have downloaded Spotify music to MP3 on your computer with only three steps. Now you can transfer recorded Spotify mp3 files to your iPod or other MP3 players for listening offline.


Alternative: Transfer Files from PC to Android via WiFi

WiFi is the best option if you need to transfer a large amount of data wirelessly. With WiFi directly enabled on your device, you can quickly transfer files from PC to Android without hassle. Furthermore, several third-party clients, such as AirDroid, can help you with this task. Just make sure to follow the steps given above to get it done correctly!

Step 1: Download the AirDroid App on both your Android Phone and PC

To transfer files from PC to Android wirelessly, you first need to download the AirDroid app on both your PC and Android phone. This can be done by visiting the official website of AirDroid or searching for it on Google Play Store.

Step 2: Log into your Account and Connect Your Devices

Once the app is installed on both devices, you must log into your account using a Google or Facebook account. Afterward, go to the Android web feature on your PC and scan the QR code displayed to connect your phone to it.

Step 3: Upload the Files from your PC

After connecting your phone to the computer, you can wirelessly transfer files from PC to Android. To do this, launch the AirDroid app and select your device. Then, click the attachment button to browse your data or directly drag and drop them into the application.

Step 4: Download the Files from Your Android

To access these files on your phone, you can launch the AirDroid App and select the connected PC. Then, select the transferred file and tap on the download icon to save it on your device.

With this method, you can quickly transfer a large amount of data wirelessly without hassle. Just make sure to follow the steps given above, and you will be good to go!


So, people who use Spotify on their phones have been having a tough time getting songs to save right. If you’re dealing with this, you can try using a cloud service like Google Drive on your iPhone or Android to get your songs from the cloud instead.

With Google Drive, you can move files from your computer to your Android without any cords.

If you want to send files from your computer to your Android without any wires, you can use WiFi or an app called AirDroid. You just need to get the app on both your computer and phone and then do what the steps say. This lets you send lots of stuff over to your phone without a hitch.

We’re crossing our fingers that Spotify will fix things up quickly so everyone can download their songs and listen to them wherever they go, just like before!

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Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke is a passionate music enthusiast and tech writer with over five years of experience in the field. His love for music and understanding of technology seamlessly blend together, creating informative and engaging content for readers of all technical levels.

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