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Fixed: Spotify on iPhone 4 Problems

By Vicky Lewis

May 25, 2018

"My friend told me that Spotify Music is amazing and I want to download it and listen to Spotify Music on my old iPhone 4, and when I search for Spotify on my iPhone 4, there are no apps provided. Is there any solution to fix it?"

If you're using an older Apple device like iPhone 4, you will be familiar with this problem that no Spotify app can be downloaded on iPhone 4. How can you try to fix this tough problem and enjoy your Spotify music? In this case, it is not worth buying a new iPhone merely because of one app. To settle this problem, here is the solution for you to enjoy your music time with Spotify on your iPhone 4. I am sure you will buy it. Ready? Let's go.


Part 1. Why We Can't Listen to Spotify Music On iPhone 4

Spotify is one of the best music services around the world. It is universally accepted that iPhone 4 is not available with Spotify. Those who own iPhone 4 are robbed of their right of using Spotify. It is not fair actually but doesn't be upset, here two different solutions will be shown to you to get your better experience.

Part 2. Solution 1: Using iTunes

In this way, all you need is your PC or Mac with iTunes and your iPhone 4. It will be a little bit complicated but if you keep patient, you will master the method easily. OK, let's go!

Step 1. Downgrade iTunes Version

The App Store is removed from the new version, so if you want to download Spotify on your iPhone, all you need to do is downgrade your iTunes version to iTunes 12.3 or iTunes 12.6. Here I suggest downgrading to iTunes Version 12.6.1.

For Mac Users:

#1 Backup your iTunes Contents in the following way and then exit iTunes.

Click on "Go" on the screen > Go to Folder > Enter ~/Music/iTunes/ > Go >

A: Find iTunes Library.itl > Copy it to your Desktop

B: Previous iTunes Libraries > Copy iTunes Library file in the recent dates

Note: Both A and B steps are essential to backup your iTunes Contents

#2 Uninstall your New version of iTunes and click the following links to download the iTunes 12.6.

Note: Please remember all the files of the new version of iTunes are clear up.

Download iTunes 12.6.1 for Mac

For Windows Users:

#1 Backup your iTunes Contents from iTunes Media Folder by opening Previous iTunes Libraries and coping iTunes Library.itl file in recent date and then exiting iTunes.

#2 Click on Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Uninstall or change a program to uninstall iTunes 12.7 from your PC.

#3 Download the iTunes 12.6 from the below links.

Download iTunes 12.6.1 for 32bit Windows / Download iTunes 12.6.1 for 64bit Windows

Step 2. Install the iTunes 12.6.1

After installing iTunes 12.6.1, you have to launch it and remember to log in with your Apple ID and restore your iTunes Libraries.

Step 3. Search Spotify from iTunes

On the main interface of iTunes, search Spotify on the search box and click "iPhone Apps" to download Spotify.

Step 4. Download Spotify in iTunes

After step 3, Spotify will be seen on iTunes, click "Get" button, then another validatebox will automatically pop out. You have to log in with your Apple ID again and wait for a while to get Spotify.

Step 5. Back to iPhone 4 to log in your ID

After finishing downloading, go to your iPhone and open Apple store. Tap "Updates" and then sign on your iPhone with the same Apple ID as before.

Login iPhone4 with Your Apple ID

Step 6. Download Spotify on iPhone 4

After you log in with your Apple ID, click "Not on This iPhone" then you will see Spotify Music in your Purchased list. Tap the "Download" button then another interface will show up to check if you really want to download Spotify. Click "Download" to finally arrive at your destination.

Download Spotify on iPhone 4

With the instruction above, you can have found out that this method is so complicated that you need to downgrade your iTunes, restore your iTunes Libraries as well as you need to reinstall your iTunes. It is inconvenient if you are just a free user and even worse if you are both Apple Music users and Spotify Music users. However, here is another handy solution to fix this problem. Let's check on the next part.

Part 3. Solution 2: Using TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

If you are the Free users, it is hard to download your Spotify Music without any payments. However, today we highly recommend a Spotify Downloader TuneFab Spotify Music Converter for you.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is a professional converter for you to convert and import Spotify music to your iPhone 4 then you can get rid of downgrading iTunes Version 12.6.1.

With TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, you can download and transfer Spotify playlists between any devices like iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, MP3 player and play Spotify Music offline. You will be free to download any songs from Spotify without worrying about whether you have subscribed to the premium member. It also lets you batches convert multiple Spotify songs with a single click. Now, it is time for you to learn how to use TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to make streaming Spotify Music on iPhone 4 come true!

Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Make sure you get the right version of the converter according to your PC, then follow the instruction to install it. After that, launch it to enter the main interface.

Main Interface Mac

Step 2. Add Spotify Music

After downloading TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, click "Add Files". You can see there are two ways of adding files. If you are using the PC Spotify, you can directly drag songs, playlists, albums, tracks, etc. from Spotify into the converter. If you just launch Spotify web player, you can copy and paste the relevant links into the search bar. You can add batch files according to your needs for it supports convert bath music at the same time.

Add File Mac

Step 3. Choose Songs to Convert

After adding Spotify music, you need to choose songs to convert. You can either select the songs one by one or select all of them at one time. After that, click "Add" button on the bottom right of the interface.

Drag and Drop Spotify Songs Mac

Step 4. Select Output Format

If you want to listen to Spotify music on your iPhone 4, then you need to convert Spotify music to other common audio formats such as MP3. Click the "Options" button, and choose "Advanced" on the window. Choose MP3 or other formats from the format lists as output format. In addition to that, you can also change sample rate and bit rate as you like.

Note: Conversion speed is provided for you, ranging from 1X to 5X.

Select Output Formats Mac

Step 5. Select Output Folder

After selecting output format, you can choose the output folder. Click "General" > "Advanced" to change the output folder or you can also hit the "Output" button to choose the path to save your converted files.

Choose Output Folder Mac

Step 6. Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Hit the "Convert" button to start the conversion, the process bar will be shown to you. Wait a few minutes to get your conversion done.

Converting Spotify Music Mac

Step 7. Launch iTunes and add files

Launch iTunes and go into the interface, click "File" and hit "Add File to Library" to choose your files to add to iTunes.

Launch iTunes and Add Files

Step 8. Add files to your iPhone

Connect your iPhone with iTunes, choose "Recently Added" and you can see the song you just add to the library. Then click the song to add to your device, and finally, you can enjoy your Spotify music on your iPhone!

Add Files to iPhone4

With the step-by-step instruction above, you can easily pick up any solution depends on your need. In the first solution, it is obvious that you have to downgrade your iTunes, redownload iTunes, download Spotify to your iTunes and download again in your iPhone, which is so complicated. In this situation, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter will be your better choice to get your Spotify. So, can't wait to try it or want to get more details? Hurry up and go to get your irreplaceable partner for streaming Spotify on iPhone4 and share your opinion with us!

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