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How To Video: Add your music to Spotify on iPhone

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How To Video: Add your music to Spotify on iPhone

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Learn how to transfer your local music files from your computer to Spotify's mobile app for iPhone or iPod Touch.

Spotify music subscription service is a great way to discover and share music and with their mobile app and premium account, you can take their huge library of songs with you anywhere you wanna go. But every once in awhile, you'll think of a song you wanna hear that isn't available on Spotify but you know it's on your phone somewhere. On an android phone, you can use a Spotify app to play any of your locally stored music but on the iPhone or iPod Touch, Spotify can peak into any locally stored files you transferred through iTunes but with a little extra work, you can know the music collection into the Spotify app and leave the iPhone stock music app behind. So the first step, open Spotify on your computer and check to see that you have a premium account by going to your name and clicking account. You'll see the account status here. If you don't have a premium account and you really want this feature, now is the time to upgrade. Next, head over to your local files. This is gonna show you all the files on your computer that you can think over to the Spotify app. There's a total at the top and if it seems a little off, go into the preferences menu and make sure that the folder where you keep your music is included on the local file checklist. I have my iTunes music folder in a location other than the default one so I had to add it manually. Now here's where the magic happens. Make sure that both your iPhone and your computer are connected to the same wifi network. Open up the Spotify app on your phone and you should see a popup under the devices here on your computer's Spotify app. From this view, you can tell Spotify to transfer your entire music collection or individually selected which playlist to sync over. Spotify will now sync your files over wifi and you'll see a running tally of how much spaces available on your phone at the top. Once transferred, you'll see your track popup under the local file listing on your phone and now all of your favorite songs are all available in one place and you can listen to them here without having to leave the app. So there you go, that's how to transfer your music files into Spotify for the iPhone. For more tips like these, head over to howto.cnet.com and for any how to requests, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter. For CNET.com, I'm Donald Bell.

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