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Ultimate Guidance: Download Music from Spotify to iPhone

By Tony Moton

March 08, 2018

Spotify is such a gift to music lovers. It provides its users with mountainous quality songs and different music styles. It will add more pleasure to our experience if we can download our favorite music to our phone and Spotify does offer this kind of service. Two methods can help you to do that. One is easier but more costly while the other one needs extra help from outside but cheaper in the long run.


Method 1. Keep Subscribing Spotify Premium

Since you are a premium subscriber, you must be aware that you have the privilege to download songs, playlists, or albums for offline playback. In case you don't know how to do it, I will walk you through every step of it.

Step 1. Open Spotify on Your iPhone

Open Spotify and log in if it is not automatically logged in for you.

Open Spotify

Step 2. Find the Music You'd Like to Download

(I will take a playlist as an example in this case. Downloading albums is quite similar to it.)

Choose a playlist you are interested in and tap on it. Hit button "Follow" below the song name to add it to your music collection.

Note: you cannot download a single song on Spotify, meaning you are only allowed to download a whole playlist or an entire album including the song(s) you like.

Follow A Playlist

Step 3. Toggle "Available Offline" to the Right

After you do the Step 2, the interface will swift to the one where you can see there is an "Available Offline" option in the middle. Toggle the button to the right, indicating that you want it downloaded for offline listening.

Toggle Available Offline Button

Step 4. Go to Your Library

Now since you have downloaded the playlist, go to your library and enter your playlist section.

Go to Your Library

If things go well, the playlist you choose previously would have been already downloaded to your iPhone and you can see it.


Now you are allowed to listen to offline music on your iPhone wherever and whenever you want without worrying the Wi-Fi connection.

Note if you cannot listen to the music offline, check

• Whether your Premium account has been expired.

• Whether you are using your Premium account.

• Whether you successfully download the music when you are connected to the Internet.

Method 2. Gain Help from TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Spotify offers limited service to its free users, which causes so much inconvenience for free users, like ad interruption between tracks, online listening only, and limited skips, etc. Due to the content limit, I will just explain how to download Spotify music to your iPhone.

The easiest ways for free users is to upgrade their account to Premium. If you don't want to, you might need some help from a third-party software. The reason that you can't download Spotify music directly to your iPhone is that these music files are DRM-protected, leading to the prohibition of unauthorized downloading. Thus, in the normal situation, you need a premium account to get authorized. But there are some approaches to crack DRM and download Spotify music without a Premium account. That is what TuneFab Spotify Music Converter does for the living.

It is a powerful tool to decrypt DRM so as to assist you in downloading Spotify music on your PC, then you can transfer the music to your iPhone. Sound complicated? No, only just a couple of clickings are all it needs to convert.

Step 1. Install Spotify Music Converter

Install Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Free trial version with the time limit for 30 days is provided for your evaluation.

Main Interface Mac

Step 2. Drag and Drop Spotify Music

After installation, run the program. Spotify will be automatically activated as well.

Click on "Add Files" and a new window will pop up. Next drag songs, playlists or albums from Spotify to import the files to the program.

Drag and Drop Spotify Music

Step 3. Customize Your Output

Go to "Options" > "Advanced" for choosing the output format, adjusting the sample rate and bitrate. Output formats provided and supported by iPhone are MP3, M4A, WAV.

Select Output Formats Mac

Go to the "General" section to customize the destination folder for output music.

Choose Output Folder Mac

Step 4. Convert Spotify Music

Click "Convert" and let the program to do its converting job.

Converting Spotify Music Mac

Step 5. Transfer Music to Your iPhone

Once you decode your Spotify music, the last thing you need to do is to connect your iPhone to your computer through a USB cable and transfer your music files to your iPhone with the help of iTunes.

Transfer Music to iPhone with iTunes

To sum up, to download Spotify music to your iPhone, you either have to keep subscribing Spotify Premium or you need help from a music converter like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. Which one is better? Paying $9.99 for every month or purchasing the program once for all. Do the math and you would know the answer.

By the way, if you have any question concerning the program, leave a comment below or write us an e-mail.

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