How to Listen to Spotify Music in Airplane Mode? Fixed!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun 4, 2019 3:35 PM.


Q: Hi all, recently planned to travel around all over the world by plane. How can I listen to Spotify music when my phone or other portable devices all go into airplane mode? Whether there is any method to play Spotify music when my phone is in airplane mode? I would love your help.

Spotify has users all over the world, so it is not surprising that some users would encounter the problem above. Airplane mode is a setting available on smartphones and other portable computers that, when activated, suspends radio-frequency signal transmission by the device, thereby disabling Bluetooth, telephony, and Wi-Fi. And the mode is common in flight.

Airplane mode would interrupt the playing of Spotify music online, but we can download music from Spotify in advance. Then it won't be problem if we go somewhere without Wi-Fi or our device turn on airplane mode, we can still listen to music on Spotify. Here are two methods for us to download Spotify music to MP3 for offline listening.

Part One How to Stream Spotify Music in Airplane Mode with Premium Subscription
Part Two How to Play Spotify Music in Airplane Mode with Free Subscription

Tip to Enjoy Spotify Music in Airplane Mode as Premium Users

As we all know, there are both premium subscription and free subscription on Spotify for us to choose from. If you have subscribed to the subscription plan, you will have privilege to take control of your music on Spotify. As a Spotify premium user, you can download music from Spotify for listening anywhere, even offline. Therefore, when you are on the move or your device is in airplane mode, you can download music from Spotify in advance. Then, you can play your Spotify music which have been saved to your device without an Internet connection.

Here is the method to tell you how to listen to Spotify music in airplane mode with premium subscription.

Step 1. Download Spotify app from official website or Windows store and install it on your device.

Step 2. Launch Spotify and log in with your personal account.

Step 3. Choose the song, playlist or podcast which you want to listen to when you are on a plane, and then click on the icon "Download" at the top right to download Spotify music to your device.

Step 4. Begin to set Spotify on your device as "Offline Mode".

turn on spotify offline mode

Offline mode is very useful for streaming your Spotify music on planes or in locations where your internet connection is failure. Otherwise, it is also a good way to reduce data usage by synchronizing your playlists when you have a Wi-Fi connection and listening to them in offline mode.

Note: The number of tracks you can sync to your device is limited to 3,333 tracks. Meanwhile, you will be required to log in your Spotify account once a month to verify that you're still a Spotify premium user.

Way to Enjoy Spotify Music in Airplane Mode as Free Users

Except for the above method, there is also a method to help you to start Spotify tracks when you don't have an Internet connection. With a professional Spotify music downloader, you can download music or albums from Spotify to your device for listening offline whether free users or premium users.

Among all Spotify music downloader on the market, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is a powerful and professional software for Spotify subscribers which can download songs, albums or playlists from Spotify to the computer and remove all DRM protection and advertisements from Spotify.

Here is the step to guide you how to download your favorite music from Spotify via this converter.

Step 1Download and install TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

Choose the version of Spotify music converter according to your device. Simply download this professional software on your computer by clicking on the following button and then follow the wizard instructions to install it. If you have any problem, you can leave your message or go to the product page to know more.

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Step 2Select songs, albums or playlists on Spotify and add them to the converter

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Upon launching TunesKit Spotify music converter, Spotify will be opened automatically supposing you have installed Spotify on your computer. Then select songs, albums or playlist which you want to download to your device. After choosing well, you could drag all songs, playlists or albums from Spotify to the converter and download them.

Note: The software is compatible with Spotify downloaded from the official website instead of Windows store. Remind that the only can trial version of Spotify music converter convert one-third of each track.

Step 3Customize the parameter of Spotify music according to your personal demand

set output format

When all songs or playlists are loaded into the converter successfully, you can simply click on the menu bar and select "Preferences" to customize your personal music. The output format, audio channel, bit rate, and sample rate can be adjusted according to your need. If you prefer to download music in a more stable mode, you can set the conversion speed as 1×.

Step 4Begin to download all songs, albums or playlists to your device

downloading spotify music

When everything is set up, you can start downloading all songs, albums or playlists to your device. After several minutes, you will download Spotify music to computer losslessly. Then you can click on the history folder to locate all downloaded songs.

Step 5Transfer all downloaded music to your portable devices

At present, you have achieved all music from Spotify in common file formats. You don't need to worry about the playing of Spotify music anymore. You only need to transfer all music to your portable devices where you listen to your music.

In short, you can download your favorite music from Spotify and play them anytime when your internet connection is failure. At the same time, all downloaded Spotify music via the converter can be compatible with any device. You will have no trouble in listening to your Spotify music on the move or on a plane.


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