Sync your music files to Spotify on iPhone

The Spotify app for iPhone can sync and play your personal music files, but making it happen isn't obvious. Here's how to do it.

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Spotify's Android users have it easy. In the Android version of the app, Spotify can just peek at whatever music files you have loaded on your phone and allow you to play them alongside any songs from its streaming library.

But because Apple is very particular about third-party apps accessing iTunes content, the Spotify app on the iPhone has to jump through a few extra hoops to accomplish the same feat.

The payoff? Well, if you love using the Spotify app and resent having to jump out of it to hear songs from your personal collection, you can now have everything live inside Spotify.

To see how it all works, check out my How To video above and step-by-step slideshow right here. If something's still not working quite right or you have a request for another How To, let me know.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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