Maybe I'm in the minority, but I still download lots of music from Spotify. It is very convenient to store music locally on my phone for a variety of reasons. I can hear without buying Wi-Fi during the flight, and every day while traveling on the NYC subway, when the signals for Wi-Fi and LTE are inevitably broken in the ground.
Easy access to these downloaded songs and albums is important for The latest Spotify update (version 220.127.116.117 for Android and 18.104.22.1681 for iOS) makes it harder for premium users to search.
The app's "Your Library" section does not just look different But Spotify has removed the "Songs" section and left only "Playlists", "Artists" and "Albums". Do not worry, all your songs are still there. They were only moved a little bit.
These instructions are the same regardless of whether you have an iOS or Android version of Spotify.
- Tap "Your Library" in the bottom options bar to view your discography.
- To sort your music by albums you downloaded to your device, click the Albums tab and swipe down to see a search bar. Next to this bar is a button labeled "Filter". Click on it and filter on "Downloads" Now you have to do several things on the "Songs" tab. First, click on the "Playlists" tab. Once you're there, switch to the "Liked Songs" playlist, where all downloaded songs are live. (All the songs you've downloaded are automatically "liked", so it makes sense to find them here, but it's still confusing.)
- Once you're in the "Featured Songs" Click the menu button top right of the screen to show some settings. Click "Filter downloaded songs" to see only the songs you downloaded. Even if you enable Spotify's "Offline Mode" in the app settings, you need to sort your music by downloads. Otherwise, a series of unplayable tracks will be displayed.
- If you want, you can now click on "Shuffle Play" to randomly sort the songs played.
This is … many steps just to be able to listen to the songs you have stored locally on your phone, so hopefully Spotify will make it easier to access in future releases. These do not affect editorial content, although Vox Media may earn commissions on products purchased through affiliate links. For more information, see of our Ethics Policy .