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How to turn on/off Spotify Offline Mode on PC/Mac/Android/iOS

How do you access your songs when you don’t have an internet connection? Nobody wants to stream music with the limited data plan when there is no wifi. Obviously, Spotify is aware of this, so they’ve made it possible for Premium subscribers to save music for offline listening.

Downloaded music and podcasts play automatically when you lose internet, Spotify also offers Offline Mode to make sure only your downloads play. Spotify Offline mode ensures that only downloaded music and podcasts are played, so listening to Spotify won't eat up your data when you're out with a cellular connection.

Note: You need subscribe to Spotify Premium to enable offline mode on Spotify. Make sure you have downloaded music or podcasts for offline playback. Spotify free users doesn’t have the Offline Mode option. 

Part 1. How to set Spotify to offline mode on Windows PC?

Set Spotify to offline mode on Windows:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Click three dots in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Click File.
  4. Turn on Offline Mode .

spotify offline windows

How to turn off offline mode on Spotify PC?

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Click three dots in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Click File.
  4. Turn off Offline Mode .

Part 1. How to set Spotify to offline mode on Mac?

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. In the Apple menu at the top of the screen, click Spotify .
  3. Click Offline Mode .

spotify offline mac

Part 3. How to Set Spotify to offline mode on Mobile/Tablet?

On Android

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Settings and privacy .
  3. Tap Offline .
  4. Or scroll down and switch Offline mode on.

spotify offline Android

On iOS

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Settings and privacy .
  3. Tap Playback .
  4. Switch Offline on.

Part 4 How to fix Spotify stuck in offline mode on Windows

If the Spotify desktop app was stuck in offline mode on Windows for no reason, try below solutions:

  1. Check your internet connection and wed player
  2. Sign out and back in
  3. Reinstal Spotify
  4. Run Spotify as admin
  5. Update Spotify
  6. Turn on/off VPN

Part 5 How to download Spotify music with Premium

In Offline Mode, you can only play music you’ve downloaded, so you need to download Spotify songs to your devices before set Spotify to offline mode. Only Premium users can download songs from Spotify.

Download Spotify playlist on Mac/Windows:

  1. Go to the playlist you want to download.
  2. Switch Download on .

A green arrow indicates the download was successful.  It’s not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app.

Download Spotify album/playlist on Mobile/Tablet:

  1. Go to the playlist you want to download.
  2. Switch Download on. A green arrow indicates the download was successful.

Download Spotify podcast on Mobile/Tablet:

  1. Go to the podcast you want to download.
  2. Tap to download.

A green arrow indicates the download was successful. Podcasts you download are automatically saved to Your Library .

Part 6 How to listen to Spotify music in offline mode without Premium?

Although Spotify doesn't offer free users offline listening experiece, you can use other tools to download Spotify songs and enjoy them offline. Here we will recommend Ondesoft Spotify Converter .Ondesoft Spotify Converter is a powerful Spotify ripper for Mac and Windows that allows you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to mp3/m4a/wav/flac on Mac and Windows.

Spotify Converter

Ondesoft Spotify Converter Features

  • Download Spotify to mp3 and play them anywhere you want.
  • Play Spotify with Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, etc.
  • Fast download speed with all metadata.
  • Built-in Spotify player.

How to rip Spotify music with Ondesoft Spotify Converter?

Step 1 Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download and install Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Before you run it, please make sure that you have installed the latest Spotify on your computer. Then launch Ondesoft Spotify Converter,

spotify to mp3 converter

Step 2 Add Spotify songs

Find the songs you want to download, then drag the song, album or playlist to the main interface of Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Or you can click the Add Files button, copy and paste the url of the song to the search box on the bottom of the program. Click the Add button, then songs will be added to the conversion list.

drag&drop spotify songs

All songs in the playlist or albums will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert.

3. Choose output settings (optional)

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to customize output settings. The default download format is M4A. It also supports downloading Spotify Music as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and AIFF. You can also change audio quality, cover quality, filename format, etc. according to your needs.

Spotify to mp3, m4a, wav, flac

Step 4 Start Converting

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs. Wait for a few minutes, you can find all offline songs by clicking the History button.

Spotify to mp3

After downloading, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify songs, albums or playlists in MP3 format. You can then transfer and play them anywhere such as iTunes , Google Play Music , iPod , Sandisk , etc. or burn them to CD .

Spotify to mp3 converter

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Download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, etc. with either free or premium account.

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