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How to upload your local music files to Spotify
Spotify has millions of tracks to keep you entertained all day. However, if your favorite musician hasn’t uploaded any songs on Spotify, you won’t be able to find and play them. Luckily, Spotify lets you upload local music files. This way, you can add and listen to your local tracks that haven’t been uploaded to the platform. Let’s see how to upload your local music files to Spotify.
To upload your local music files to Spotify using a mobile device, go to Settings > Show audio files from this device and toggle it on. To do this on desktop, go to your profile button at the top right corner > Settings > Show Local Files and turn it ON. Then click Add a source under Show songs from.
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How to add your local music files to Spotify (iPhone and Android)
You can add local audio files directly from your mobile phone, which can be done on both the Free and Premium Spotify versions. To add local music from your mobile device, follow the steps below.
- Open the Spotify app on your mobile phone and click the gear icon in the top right corner.
- Scroll down, find Show audio files from this device under Local Files, and turn it on.
- Go to Your Library and locate the Local Files folder.
How to add your local music files to Spotify (desktop)
Adding local files to the Spotify desktop app is pretty simple. The steps are the same for Mac and Windows.
- Launch the Spotify desktop app, click your profile icon in the top right corner, and select Settings.
- Under Your Library, turn on Show Local Files.
- Click Add a source under the Show songs from section to add your local files.
- Browse your local music files and click OK.
- Go to the homepage and click Your Library on the left menu. You’ll find the Local Files folder there.