How To Sync Local Files Spotify

You are using Spotify so must be you are a music lover! But you are facing a problem, and searching how to sync local files spotify?

Don’t worry, I am here with you, with the solution of sync local file on Spotify. I have also solved this error on my device in past.

Either you have iPhone or Android, I will provide solution for every device. Once I have also faced this issue on my laptop which has Windows operating system, so you will also learn how to sync local file on Spotify Windows.

If you are mac user, then you also don’t need to worry about it, becasue we have also taken care of Mac users.

So let’s deep dive into the soluton to sync lcoal files on Spotify.

Sync Local Files Spotify

There are many users, who are not aware of syncing local files on the Spotify App.

So let me tell you about this feature of the Spotify app.

As you know spotify is music streaming App, means you can play online music on your App.

But do you know spotify has a special feature of syncing local files, which means you can play music from your local device as well. Spotify can work as a default music player as well.

Cool? Right.

So the benefits will be, you don’t need to spend your daily data balance on same music, just download from any sources and play it in Spotify.

So your streaming app will work like Music Player.

Sync Local Files Spotify Android

So your wait is now over, If you have Android phone, and you wanted to sync lcoal files on your Spotify app, then here are the steps, you can follow these steps.

  • First step is, Open your Spotify App. (If you have not downloaded yet, you can download spotify app from Play store.)
    Now click on Home Icon.
  • Then click on setting from bottom navigation. (from 3 dots)
  • Now you need to scroll down, and find local files.
  • Now toggle this option and switch on it > Show audio files from this device. 
  • Then you need to go to your library and then you will be able to see all your local music on your Spotify app.

So by following above steps, you can sync your local songs on Spotify.

Sync Local Files Spotify to iphone

So if you are iphone user, then you can follow these below steps to sync your local songs or music files on Spotify. The steps are kind of similar to Android, but I am sharing specificaly for you.

If you have not downloaded Spotify app, then you can Download from Apple App store.
Open your spotify App.
Then click on Home icon.
Now find setting(gear icon), and tap on it.
Then scroll down to local files in your iOS.
Toggle and switch on > Show audio files from this device. 
Go to Your Library, and you will be able to find your local files on Spotify App.

Now you can play any downloaded songs on Spotify in your iOS device.

Sync Local Files Spotify Windows

Now here I will provide steps for Windows users. You can follow these steps to Sync local file on your laptop or desktop.

Download Spotify App in your Laptop from Windows Store.
Open Spotify App.
Now you need to click on your profile picture, which you can find in top left corner.
Then you have to scroll down to Library.
Now switch on Local Files.
Once you will switch on, you will be able to see local musics on you spotify App.

Sync Local Files Spotify Mac

For syncing local files on Spotify in Mac, you need to connect your iOS device to icloud or connect your iphone to mac via USB.

Then and then you will be able to sync your local files.

So below are the steps, which you need to folllow.

Connect via iCloud

The main point you need to keep in your mind is, you need to login via same icloud account on your mac, as well as your iOS device.
You need to setup universal clipboard, for details you can follow this link.
Open you mac, copy files on clipboard.
Now in your Iphone you need to go to folder name: On My Iphone.
Now tap on folder of Spotify and then paste their. Now the local file from clipboard will be pasted.
Now you can access your local music files.

Connect via USB

Conenct your iphone with USB.

Then open finder on Mac.
Now from sidebar, click on Iphone.
Then drag the files on Iphone.
In your local library you can find downloaded music.

Sync local files spotify not working

There are many users out there who face sync local files not working on Spotify App. So if you want to fix this issue, you can follow these checklist.

Make sure you have enabled local files option in your setting. If you have not done yet, you can do this by following above steps. I have share steps for every device and every operating system.
Check your internet connection, Many times, due to internet connection, some user face this issues.
Make sure you are using appropriate files. Because spotify allowed only few files extension like .mp3, .mp4, m4p.
Use same account accross all devices, in case you are syncing on Mac and iOS.
You must have Latest version of Spotify App.
If still you are facing this issue, uninstall the App and reinstall it.

How To Fix Spotify Local Files Not Showing On Phone

If local files are not showing on your phone in Spotify, then by following some steps you can fix it. You need to enable syncing setting in your Spotify App, then you can fix this issue. Make sure you are using latest version of the app, and same account accross all the devices.


Where is local files spotify?
Once you will enable local file syncing, you can find local files in Library on Spotify.

is it possible to sync local files spotify
Yes, it is possible to sync local files spotify.

how to play local files on spotify mobile?
First sync local files on Spotify, then go to library and play local files on Spotify Mobile.


In today article, I have shared a complete tutorial, on how to sync local files on Spotify.

I have shared seperate methods for each device, eaither that is Android, iPhone, Mac or Windows.

I hope every user will get benefit from this article, and will be able to solve their syncing issue in Spotify App.

Feel free to share you feedback. If you have any issue or any kind of questions, you can comment below. Thank you.

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