How to See Hidden Songs on Spotify?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to See Hidden Songs on Spotify?

Did you hide several songs on your Spotify public playlists, and now you can’t see them anymore? This guide will help you solve that.

To see hidden songs on Spotify, you need to:

  1. Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner
  2. Find the “Playback” heading in the Spotify settings
  3. Enable the “Show unplayable songs” setting
  4. Go to a playback with hidden songs
  5. Tap on the three-dot icon next to an unplayable and hidden song
  6. Select “Hidden” to unhide that song

Remember that you can only do this on the mobile Spotify app. It’s impossible to do this on the computer app for some reason.

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on seeing hidden songs on Spotify!

1. Tap on the Gear icon

Tap on the Gear icon
Tap on the Gear icon

After you open Spotify on your mobile phone, look in the top-right corner for a Gear icon. Tap on it to open the Spotify settings.

2. Enable the “Show unplayable songs” option

Enable the "Show unplayable songs" option
Enable the “Show unplayable songs” option

Once you open the Spotify settings, scroll down until you see the “Playback” heading. Under it, you’ll see the “Show unplayable songs” option.

This option should be disabled (greyed out). Enable it by tapping on it. This will make the option green.

3. Open a playback with hidden songs

Open a playback with hidden songs
Open a playback with hidden songs

Go back to Spotify Home and select one of the public playlists with hidden songs. Tap on the playlist and continue with the guide.

4. Tap on the three-dot icon next to the song

Tap on the three-dot icon next to the song
Tap on the three-dot icon next to the song

Once you open the public playlist, find the hidden song you want to unhide. Hidden songs will be greyed out compared to other unhidden songs.

Once you find it, tap on the three-dot icon next to it.

5. Select “Hidden

Select "Hidden"
Select “Hidden

You’ll see the “Hidden” option in the song’s settings under the “Like” option. Tap the “Hidden” option to unhide the song in the Spotify playlist.


To summarize, you can unhide songs on Spotify by enabling the “Show unplayable songs” option in your Spotify settings.

Then, go to a hidden song, tap on the three-dot icon next to it, and select “Hidden“. This will unhide the song and make it playable.

This only works on the mobile Spotify app, not the computer app. If you have more questions about unhiding songs on Spotify, leave a comment down below.

I’ll reply as soon as possible!

Why are some songs hidden on Spotify?

While scrolling through Spotify playlists, you may notice that some of the songs are hidden, and you didn’t do that.

Here’s why this happens:

– Your internet connection may not be stable

– The song you want to play may not be available on Spotify anymore

– There are copyright issues with the songs

– The song is not available in your country or region

You could try switching from WiFi to Mobile data and using a VPN. Also, try restarting the Spotify app by force-closing it.

If nothing works, try clearing the Spotify cache from your phone settings. This will clear out any glitches with the Spotify app.

How long does Spotify keep deleted playlists?

Did you know that if you delete a playlist on Spotify, you can recover it within six months?

While there is no official retention period, users have tested this and found that six months is the maximum period after which playlists are deleted permanently.

So, you can still get your playlist back with no problems, but you’ll need to use the Spotify website for that. The app doesn’t have this functionality yet.

This doesn’t apply to deleted songs, however. If you’ve uploaded songs to your computer and then deleted them, you can’t recover them through Spotify.

You’ll need a data recovery tool for your computer or a Windows Restore action to take your system back before you delete those songs.

If you delete your Spotify account, all data associated with it will be deleted. However, you can contact customer support to recover your account with all data intact!

Spotify doesn’t clarify how long they keep deleted accounts before permanently deleting them.

Perhaps the retention period is also six months!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

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