Can You Listen to Spotify on Airplane Mode? Solved!

By Charles Davis Updated on 2023-04-27 / Update for Spotify Tips

In some cases, it is necessary to adjust the device to flight mode, such as being a long plane trip. When your devices are under airplane mode, what should you do to kill the boring time? There is no doubt that it seems a nice choice to play Spotify on a plane with your offline devices, like smartphone, tablet, etc.

Can you listen to Spotify on airplane mode (without WiFi)? Of course, the answer won't disappoint. Still don't know how to do it? Follow along with this article to learn how to use Spotify airplane mode, whether you have Spotify premium subscription or not.

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Part 1. More about Spotify Airplane Mode

Can You Listen to Spotify on a Plane?

The answer is yes. Some planes have Wi-Fi and you'll be able to play Spotify music online. In the absence of airplane Wi-Fi, you can also use Spotify offline mode on the plane.

Does Spotify Work on Airplane Mode?

Certainly, once you turn on your phone's airplane mode, you can still play Spotify offline songs downloaded with Premium.

Can You Listen to Spotify on Airplane Mode without Premium?

If you are Spotify free users, you can skip to Part 3 directly to see how to play Spotify on airplane mode without premium.

Part 2. How to Listen to Spotify on Airplane Mode (Premium User Only)

Does Spotify premium work on airplane mode? Yes, one of the most wonderful advantages of Spotify premium is its 'Offline Mode' feature. As a Spotify paid subscriber, you can enjoy the offline playback feature. Put it another way, you can download Spotify music and playlists offline on your device when you are under internet connection, and then you can listen to Spotify on a plane with airplane mode.

Make sure your Spotify premium subscription has not expired. Then you can follow the step-by-step tutorial to use Spotify on airplane mode with your premium subscription.

How to Listen to Spotify on a Plane Offline with Premium

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Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your device, then sign in to your Spotify premium account details.

Step 2. Start discovering the songs and playlists you want to listen to on the plane, then open the "Download" button to download Spotify music to your device.

Step 3. Now, go to "Home" > "Settings" > "Playback" option and turn on "Offline" button.

Step 4. In offline mode, you can freely play all your downloaded Spotify songs even if you don't have WiFi connection on the plane.

Part 3. How to Use Spotify on Airplane Mode (All User)

If you don't upgrade to Spotify premium, obviously, you can't use the official way to download Spotify music for offline listening in flight mode. To satisfy the needs of free users, here, we will show you the 100% free way to listen to Spotify offline on the fly.

With an excellent Spotify download tool like AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, Spotify premium and free users alike can easily download music, playlists, albums and podcasts from Spotify and save them as local files. Besides, you can also convert Spotify music to FLAC, MP3, WAV, etc. with this smart tool. Then you can backup your local Spotify songs to other devices for free offline playback on airplane mode.

AudFree Spotify Music Downloader

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  • Download Spotify songs/playlists/albums for offline playback
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, FLAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, etc.
  • Keep 100% original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Work at 5X faster speed, edit music quality and parameters

Before getting started to use AudFree Spotify Music Downloader to figure out the issue of enjoying Spotify on airplane mode without premium, please prepare the following tools:

#1. A Mac or Windows computer

#2. Spotify desktop app

#3. AudFree Spotify Music Converter

#4. Portable device

#5. A USB cable

How to Download Spotify Offline Free for Playing on Airplane Mode

Step 1Add Spotify music/playlist to AudFree SpoDable
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Just open AudFree Spotify Music Downloader on your computer and then discover Spotify songs or playlists on the opening Spotify app. Once found, please drag and drop them from Spotify to the AudFree's main interface. Or you can copy and paste the Spotify track link to the search box and click '+' button to load them automatically.
Step 2Adjust Output parameters for listening on airplane mode
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Click on the 'Menu' bar and select 'Preferences' and 'Convert' bar to navigate to the setting window. Here you can adjust audio parameters such as sample rate, bit rate, etc. to enhance the output Spotify audio quality for better listening experience on the airplane mode. Besides, you can also convert Spotify Ogg Vorbis format to MP3 or other common audio files by defining your preferred output format.
Step 3Download Spotify playlists for playing on plane
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Now, please simply click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner, AudFree Spotify Music Downloader will start to download Spotify playlists offline without premium and convert them to target audio files you set before. The conversion time depends on how many Spotify songs you have imported. In general, it works at 5X faster speed.
Step 4Transfer downloaded Spotify songs to portable devices
You can locate all offline Spotify music downloads by clicking the 'Converted' icon to navigate to local music folder on your computer. Please use a USB cable to connect your computer and the portable device, and then you can start to sync converted Spotify tracks to your device for offline playback. There is no problem in listening to Spotify music and playlists on airplane mode anymore.

Part 4. How to Fix Spotify Not Working on Airplane Mode

Why is my spotify not working on airplane mode? This question is often asked by users in Spotify forum. If you are also experiencing problems with Spotify not playing in airplane mode, you can try the following methods.

✔️ Make sure you've downloaded the Spotify songs or playlists you want to listen to in offline mode before turning on airplane mode.

✔️Check to see if your Spotify premium subscription has expired. Once it expires, you won't be able to access the downloaded Spotify songs, let alone listen to them in airplane mode.

✔️If the Spotify song downloads without problems, you can try clearing the Spotify app cache and data to fix downloaded Spotify songs not playing on airplane mode.

✔️Turn off airplane mode and turn it back on after a few seconds.

✔️If none of the above solutions work, you can try reinstalling the Spotify app or updating it to the latest version.

Part 5. Conclusion

If you have a Spotify premium subscription, you can download songs directly for playback in airplane mode. If you don't have a premium account, you can use AudFree Spotify Music Downloader to get offline Spotify songs for free. After that, you can effortlessly listen to Spotify on a plane for free, with or without WiFi.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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