How to Solve Spotify Download Issues on Apple Watch

Make sure your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi . You must connect your Watch to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. If it's not, then your Spotify app won't work on your Watch. Double-check you're using the same Wi-Fi for both devices, and then try Spotify again.

Millions of Spotify subscribers were ecstatic to learn that they can now download songs to their Apple Watch, but it seems that many people, including myself, are having trouble getting the process to work. The most common issue is that Spotify gets stuck downloading the first track in your playlist. If you are in this boat, then here are some solutions to try.

Before we get started, there are a few pre-flight checks to ensure that everything is up-to-date. First, make sure that you have the latest version of the Spotify app installed on your phone. To check this, go to the App Store and click on your profile icon. If your Spotify app needs updating, it will say “update.” If it just says “open,” you’re running the latest version, and you’re good to go.

Next, make sure that you’re running the latest version of watchOS. Open the Apple Watch app on your phone, go to General, and click on Software Update. Spotify recommends using version 7.1 or higher, and you need an Apple Watch version 3 or later.

There are a few solutions that Spotify recommends, beginning with the easiest, which is to restart your watch and your phone. However, the solution that worked for me was to play the playlist while downloading the tracks. The actual recommendation is to stream the playlist first on your watch before downloading. In the Spotify app on your watch, go to your library, choose your playlist, and start streaming your playlist.

Back in the Spotify app on your phone, click on the ellipsis icon underneath your playlist name and choose “Download to Apple Watch.” Swipe right on your watch to get to your downloads, and your playlist should begin to download. Make sure that your watch continues to stream the playlist while it’s downloading. If it stops, click on back, choose your library, followed by playlist, and hit play.

The download process is not instant, and if you have an older watch or an older phone, it’s likely to take even longer. However, after a while, if you switch back to downloads, your playlist should have successfully downloaded. If you’re still not having any luck, work through Spotify’s other suggestions, such as reinstalling the Spotify app on your watch.

According to Spotify’s forums, a number of people resolved the issue by unpairing and repairing their Apple Watch with their phones. This is a little more time-consuming, but if nothing else has worked, start by opening the Apple Watch app on your phone. At the top of the “My Watch” tab, click on “All Watches,” followed by the information icon next to your watch, and then choose “Unpair.” Apple states on its support pages that your watch is backed up as part of the unpairing process, so once it’s complete, go through the repairing process, and all your preferences and data should be restored.

If none of these solutions has worked for you, keep your Spotify app up-to-date because Spotify is aware that there’s an issue still under investigation. As soon as they have a fix, they’ll no doubt be rolling out an update to their app. In the meantime, there is a website called Discover Quickly that uses the Spotify API to sample music tracks by hovering your mouse over them. You can explore new music and swiftly add it to your Spotify library.

In conclusion, downloading Spotify to Apple Watch may not always be a seamless experience. However, by following these solutions, you should be able to solve any issues you encounter and enjoy your music on the go.

Title: How to Solve Spotify Download Issues on Apple Watch and Discover New Music with Ease


Why aren't my downloads showing up on Spotify?
To fix local files not showing up, make sure your music files are in the MP3, MP4, and M4P format, and that they aren't DRM protected. You'll also need to enable "Show local files" in your Spotify settings and make sure Spotify is indexing the correct folder.
Why is my music not downloading to my Apple Watch?
Make sure that it's charging and that your iPhone is within range of your watch. 2. On your iPhone, open the Settings app, then tap Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.