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How to Clear Your Queue on Spotify


Spotify is great until it's not. Whether your kids got into your account and the whole queue is the ABCs, and Disneys' greatest hits or your mood has changed, it doesn't matter. Whatever the reason, you need to know how to clear your queue on Spotify. There are a couple of ways to handle this intentionally and one that's typically accidental. We'll walk you through all three and show you how to save the things you do want to keep as well.

  • Clear Your Queue On The Android App or Desktop
  • Android and desktop Spotify users will have no trouble removing any or all the songs from a Spotify queue. This process is quick and easy. The only reason it might take longer is when you have a lot of songs queued up.
  • Open up Spotify. You're going to want the current playback screen for this task.
  • Make sure something is playing. It doesn't matter what song it is, so long as there's one up on the screen.
  • Locate the three-line icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen and click it. Doing this will bring up your queue.
  • To the left of each song, you can click to select. Do this with all the songs you don't want to hear.
  • Once you start clicking, two options will appear at the bottom if they aren't already there. These will say "Add to Queue" and "Remove." Click on Remove.

Clear Your Spotify Queue On iPhone

Having an iPhone is a great way to stay on top of trends and at the forefront of technology. Luckily, clearing your Spotify queue on an iPhone doesn't need to be difficult. Follow the same steps you would for an Android or computer to get rid of that old music that just doesn't feel relevant to you anymore. That's all there is to it. Although iPhones often work differently from Android or other systems, Spotify is the same no matter where you download it. The app is not significantly different despite the phone operating system.

Spotify Queue Disappears on a Different Device

There's nothing more frustrating than losing your music, especially when you worked hard on your playlist. Typically, it's easy to port things like your contacts over to a new device. As long as you bring your compatible outdated phone into the shop when you get a new one, they can switch a lot of your data, so you don't lose it. Sadly this does not apply to apps. Not only do you often need to re-download the apps on your new device to log in, but you'll often find that they are reset. For example, using TikTok on a new phone means losing any video drafts. This is because TikTok isn't saving them directly. Instead, that information is stored on your phone. Spotify is similar. You may find that your music queue is gone if you swap devices. This also applies to moving from the computer if you were using your phone. According to the Spotify Community, sometimes a playlist will even work for a few days before disappearing on the new device. Happily, the moderators had two helpful suggestions. First, uninstalling and reinstalling your Spotify, so you have a clean and updated copy on all your devices can help. Secondly, the devices must be on the same internet connection to properly share playlists.

Make A New Spotify Playlist From Queue

So you have your queue, and you like it a lot. How do you save the whole queue? Sadly, there's no easy button for saving everything on your current queue in the app. However, there are a couple of workarounds that will let you accomplish this. Perhaps too obviously, you can add a song to a playlist as usual. Although it is tedious to manually add each song to a playlist when you have a long queue, it works. For this, you just add every song as you would normally.

Phone Playlist On Your Computer

If you prefer you can use a computer for this process. First, ensure that you have a song up on the screen and that you are within range, using the same internet as the computer you wish to use. Next, locate the "Now Playing" bar and tap it. In this menu, click on "Devices Available," located in the bottom left corner, and find the computer you want to use. Once you've done this, you can use your phone like a remote to control what songs come up on the computer. It's also a lot faster to use a mouse and save your playlist on a desktop. It's important to note that you need to have Spotify updated on both devices. Additionally, you need to be on the same internet network with both devices for this trick to work. Having access to the computer for your playlist is easy. You can use your mouse instead of having to work on the smaller screen to accomplish everything.

Using Spotify On Other Devices

Did you know that you can use Spotify on other devices like Alexa and even some smart TVs? You already know where to look, even if you don't realize it yet. The "Devices Available" option will connect you to any device on your network with Spotify that your phone can access. The icon looks a bit like half a TV and a simplified cell phone or iPod in the lower left of your screen. Doing this allows you to continue listening to your playlist wherever you are. Moreover, you can control everything from your phone. The IoT or Internet of Things is incredibly versatile once you connect all the devices in your home. According to Business Insider, you can use this clever trick on PCs, phones, tablets, and even Macs.

Final Thoughts

Now that you can clear your queue or save a playlist, you're probably wondering what else you can do to change up the beat. The bad news is there's one thing you still can't do, change your preferences. You will either have to ensure you only listen to the music you actually like or get a new account. Luckily, it doesn't take too long for an advanced algorithm like Spotify to figure out the user's tastes have changed. For now, enjoy your clear queue and fill it with great music you want to hear more of in the future.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by Lily Wordsmith

Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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