How to Download Music from Spotify to iPhone

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 7, 2019 3:35 PM.

One of the big names in the music streaming industry, Spotify is quite popular today with a total of 217 million monthly active users worldwide. Spotify also boasts a library of 30 million songs and adds about 20,000 tracks to this library every day. About 1.5 billion playlists have been created on Spotify so far. With that extensive of a library, chances are good that you'll be satisfied with the music you can stream on-demand.

Based on market, Spotify launches different tiers. As long as you're willing to put up with ads or full online mode, you can stream Spotify for free. But some people want to download ad-free music from Spotify for offline listening. Here's how to download music from Spotify to iPhone and stream Spotify music on iPhone in the offline mode.

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Part 1. Download Spotify Music to iPhone with Premium Plan
Part 2. Backup Spotify Music to iPhone with Free Subscription

Download Music from Spotify to iPhone with Paid Accounts

If you are using a Premium account, you are allowed to download songs from Spotify for offline use. Then you could have your favorite tunes available even when you're offline by setting the Spotify app to the "Offline" mode. Fortunately, you can not only save your cellular data for your iPhone, but also take your Spotify collection on the road.

What You'll Need

A Spotify Premium account

An iPhone

Get Spotify up and run on your iPhone for downloading Spotify music

Step 1. Download the Spotify app from Spotify's official store or iOS app store and then install Spotify on iPhone.

Step 2. Launch the program and tap "Log in" at the bottom of the welcome screen to log in to your Spotify Premium account.

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Step 3. Find a playlist or album and tap the "Download songs" switch to move it to the "On" position.

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Step 4. Spinning widget icons will appear next to songs as they're downloaded, and a playlist is finished downloading when it says "Downloaded songs" next to the switch you turned on earlier.

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Step 5. Tap the "Setting cog" in the bottom-right corner of the navigation menu and tap the "Playback" button to switch the "Offline" mode on.

If you don't choose to keep a Spotify Premium subscription, then all the music stored locally on your device will stop working until you renew your subscription.

Free Download Spotify Music to iPhone via TunesKit

As Spotify's free version makes no profit off of users, the company relies on ads and paid subscriptions to make any money. Therefore, some additional features are only offered to Premium users like offline listening. But if you have TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you don't need to ask how to listen to Spotify offline on iPhone free. You can enjoy Spotify music on iPhone without Wi-Fi and phone data.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Save Spotify music to iPhone, Huawei, Xiaomi and more losslessly
  • Download music from Spotify to MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, FLAC and M4B
  • Remove all advertisements and digital rights management from Spotify
  • Set the converted DRM-free Spotify track as iPhone ringtone easily
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Tutorial: download Spotify music to computer and transfer Spotify music to iPhone

Step 1Activate Spotify music converter

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Download Spotify music converter to your personal computer and install it. Open Spotify music converter on your personal computer and then wait for the automatic opening of the Spotify app for several seconds. Drag all playlists or tracks from Spotify to the main screen of Spotify music converter.

Step 2Configure output audio parameters

set output format

After uploading your selected Spotify tracks or playlists to Spotify music converter, you are prompted to configure the output audio parameter according to your personal demand. There are several output formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, FLAC and M4B for you to choose from. Otherwise, the channel, sample rate and bit rate need to be set.

Step 3Start to download music from Spotify

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After all is set well, click on the "Convert" in the bottom-right corner of the main screen and then the converter will begin to download music from Spotify to your personal computer. After downloading, click the "Converted" button to locate the folder where you save all the converted Spotify music.

Step 4Transfer music from computer to iTunes

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Open iTunes on your computer and switch to the "Music" option at the top-middle of the window. Just click the "File" button on the menu bar and then click "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". Select the files or folders you want to add, and then click the "Open" button. Now all Spotify music have uploaded to iTunes.

Step 5Sync music from iTunes to iPhone

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Connect your iPhone to your computer via a matched USB cable. Click the phone icon on the left corner of the iTunes window and continue to click on the "Music" menu tab in the left pane. Tick "Sync Music" to choose audio files and then click the "Apply" button in the bottom right corner. Then all tracks have been added to iPhone.


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