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 forgot how to make them visible again? Don’t worry, I’ll help you with that:

  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.

Anyway, jump in the guide below if you need additional help with these steps. I’ve also included screenshots to help you make sense of them!

1. Tap on the Gear icon

Tap on the Gear icon
Tap on the Gear icon

Begin by opening Spotify from your app list. Then, find the Gear icon (usually used to signify Settings) in the top-right corner of the app and select it.

2. Enable the “Show unplayable songs” option

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

Once you’re on the settings page, scroll through until you find the “Show unplayable songs” option. Next to it, you should see a grey marker. Tap it to make it green (like in the picture above).

3. Open a playback with hidden songs

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

I hope you remember in which playlist your hidden songs are supposed to be. Go there now!

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 playlist, you should find the hidden song right away. They’ll be greyed out compared to other unhidden songs.

Once you find one, 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.

That’s it. Quick and easy, right? If you need more help or you have other questions, contact me below!

Why are some songs hidden on Spotify?

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

Here’s why this happens:

– Your internet connection may be unstable

– 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.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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