How To Turn On Offline Mode Spotify

On desktop: Open the Spotify desktop app > click three dots in the top left corner > select File > click Offline Mode. On mobile: Open the Spotify app > select Settings > tap Playback > Toggle Offline.

Part 1. Why Does Spotify Say Offline?

Spotify gives users access to hundreds of thousands of artists and songs directly on their computer or smartphone.

While the service itself often requires the internet to stream music, users can also download tracks to listen to whenever in offline mode.

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This article will show you how to add playlists to your library, how to download them to your device, and how to listen to music in offline mode through Spotify.

You must subscribe to Spotify Premium to download music for offline playback. Folks who only use the free version of Spotify will not be able to download or listen to music without an internet connection.

If you like to listen to music on your computer, then chances are you’re usually connected to the internet.

However, sometimes you may need to go offline for travel, or just for general internet outages.

If you want to be prepared, you can always have some playlists downloaded to your computer so you can listen even without an internet connection.

First, find a playlist you want to download. You can make your own or find one someone else has created.

How to Go Offline in Spotify on Desktop

Next, locate the downward pointing arrow beside the heart near the top of the playlist.

Click the arrow to download the playlist. Spotify will automatically add the playlist to your library before downloading it.

Once you have downloaded the playlist, you can then play it at any time.

If you need to take Spotify offline for any reason, you can also do so manually from the menu.

Locate the three dots in the top left-hand corner of the Spotify desktop app.

Click the dots and then select File. Click Offline Mode to take Spotify offline. If you prefer listening to music on the Spotify mobile app, then you can also download playlists to your smartphone and listen to music without a data connection.

Follow the steps below to get started. Launch Spotify on your smartphone or smart device.

Find a playlist you like and want to download. Click the downward-facing arrow near the top of the playlist to download the playlist to your device. You can also click the three dots and then select Download to this device from a new menu that appears. That playlist is now ready to listen to when you are in Offline mode. You can also download music to your Apple or Android watch.
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