Definitive Way: Hide or Unhide Songs on Spotify on iPhone and Android 

Despite the cut-throat competition from the likes of Apple Music and YouTube Music, Spotify remains by far the most loved music streaming service globally. One of the highlights of the music app is the full-on customization that plays a pivotal role in offering a fully personalized experience. Speaking of personalization, the app lets you hide specific songs so that you can keep them under wraps whether for privacy or due to any other personal reasons. With that said, let me show you how to hide or unhide songs on Spotify on iPhone and Android the right way.

Hide or Unhide Songs on Spotify on iPhone and Android 

How to Hide or Unhide Spotify Songs iOS and Android (2023)

While hiding a specific song on Spotify is straightforward, unhiding a song is a bit confusing. Frankly speaking, it had also put me in a spell of mystery for a while before I was able to unravel this riddle with my old-fashioned digging.

But guess what, I’m not going to blame the music-streaming app for the whole chaos that comes attached to taking the wrap off of a concealed song. After all, that’s precisely what you need to keep specific tracks away from the purview of prying eyes.

So, how does unhiding a Song work on Spotify on iOS and Android?

When you hide a Spotify song on iOS or Android, the song is grayed out and also displays a red button next to it; thereby making it crystal clear that it has gone out of sight. But bear in mind that it works only in the mobile version of the music app. That means all of your hidden Spotify songs remain easily accessible on the web or the desktop version of the app.

Once you conceal a Spotify track in the mobile version of the app, the track becomes unplayable, which is exactly what makes unhiding tracks in the music app nothing less than solving a riddle. Especially if you are new to this hide-and-seek game!

Hence, before unhiding a Spotify song, you will need to first allow the hidden tracks to be playable. Once that’s done, getting through the process becomes a proverbial piece of cake. Yeah, literally!

Can you hide a song on Spotify’s web app or Desktop version?

Unfortunately, you can’t do that…

It’s worth pointing out that only the mobile version of the Spotify app allows you to hide a song. So, if you were hoping to put some of your frequently played songs under a lid on Spotify’s web app or the desktop version of the app, you might be a little disappointed.

While I don’t think the lack of a built-in way to conceal tracks on the web or desktop version of the music-streaming app is going to be a dealbreaker for many, it would have been better had there been an option to do so. What do you think?

Conceal a Spotify Song on iOS and Android

  • First off, open the Spotify app on your iOS or Android device. 
  • After that, head over to the song that you want to keep under wraps. 
  • Then, tap on the triple-dot icon next to the song in question. 
  • Next, choose the “Hide song” in the menu and you’re all set!
Hide a spotify song on iPhone and Android

As already stated above, your hidden song will now be grayed out and show a red button next to it. 

Make Hidden Spotify Songs Playable on iOS and Android

Before you can make all of your hidden Spotify get out of the shackles, you must unhide the unplayable songs.

  • To get it done, navigate to the Spotify mobile app on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Now, tap on the Home button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • After that, tap on the Settings icon at the top right corner of the screen.
tap on the Settings icon in Spotify
  • Next, choose Playback.
  • Finally, turn off the toggle next to Hide Unplayable Songs.
Unhide unplayable songs in Spotify

Once you have successfully uncovered unplayable Spotify tracks, move to the next part.

Unhide Spotify Songs on iOS and Android

  • To begin with, launch the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android device and head over to the playlist or album of the song that you have concealed.
  • Now, scroll down to find the hidden track and hit the red “-” minus button next to it. Alternatively, tap on the triple-dot icon next to the hidden song -> hit the red Hidden button and you are good to go!
Unhide Spotify songs on iOS and Android

From now onwards, your concealed Spotify track will be not only playable but also readily show up in the playlist.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What makes Spotify such a popular music-streaming app?

There is a lot to like about Spotify. Whether it’s the pretty intuitive user interface, the ability to deliver full-on customization, or the cross-platofrm compatibility, it’s got all the bases covered. Couple that with the full-fledged freemium tier and you’ve got a music app that can rev up your music time without burning a hole in your pocket. Yeah, you don’t need to shell out any bucks to have the best music app at your fingertips.

2. Can Apple Music ever beat Spotify in the race to be the numero uno?

Not that Apple Music lacks the firepower to steal the thunder from Spotify but Apple’s music app requires you to pay once your freemium trial has run out of steam; which is probably the biggest roadblock that hinders the iMusic from topping the chart globally.

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Rajesh Mishra

Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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