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Download your Spotify library

Download Your Spotify Library to Have Your Tunes Offline

April 18, 2017

It’s pretty obvious in Spotify how to download a playlist. However, you might not have realized you can do the same thing for your entire music library. If you’re a Premium subscriber, you can download your Spotify library in its entirety to your iOS device for offline listening, as long as you know where to look. Let’s see how it’s done.

Downloading Your Spotify Library in 3 Simple Steps

Downloading Your Spotify Library in 3 Simple Steps

That’s right, it’s really that easy to download your Spotify library. Once you launch the Spotify app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap on Your Library. Once there, tap on Songs, and then you’ll see a toggle switch labeled Download. Switch that on, and your entire Spotify library will begin downloading for offline listening. Note that this will only download songs you’ve saved to your library, not necessarily the tracks you’ve added to playlists. Be careful to ensure you’re on Wi-Fi when you do this, unless you have unlimited data on your cell phone.

I’m not sure why I’m asked so many times how to do this, but to be perfectly honest, I had to scratch my head a bit to find it myself. I suppose we just don’t visit the Songs page in our library as much as we do the other parts of Spotify. It’s a cinch for most of us to figure out how to download albums or playlists, but most folks just don’t go into Songs view and notice the button there.

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I Don’t See a Download Button Anywhere

I Don’t See a Download Button Anywhere

If you don’t have that option, chances are you aren’t a Spotify Premium subscriber. The app won’t provide you with the option to upgrade, so you’ll have to go to Spotify’s website to upgrade. The good news is that this will work on your iPhone, from mobile Safari. If you’ve never tried Spotify Premium before, you can get a 30-day trial for free. After that, Spotify Premium costs $9.99 per month. In addition to being able to download your music for offline listening, Spotify Premium also provides you with these benefits:

  • Shuffle play
  • Ad-free experience
  • Unlimited skips
  • Play any track
  • High-quality audio

Get Discounts on Spotify Premium

Get Discounts on Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is only $4.99 per month for students, so there’s one way to cut back on your necessities as a starving scholar. Also, families can subscribe to Spotify Premium for Family at a cost of $14.99 per month for up to six accounts.