How to Find and View Hidden Songs on Spotify

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 25, 2023 5:00 PM.
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Spotify offers the best music recommendations for users to discover contents based on your likes, listens and such listening activities. It's convenient to like a song from Spotify recommendations, such as Daily Mix or Discover Mix and listen to it over and over again. But how about hide songs you don't want for a Spotify playlist? Spotify's Hide feature allows you to do so.

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Hide is a feature that both Premium and Free Spotify users can enjoy on the mobile experience. You just need to ensure you are using the latest version of the Spotify mobile app and you are able to hide an unwanted Spotify song. However, if you wish to undo hidden songs on Spotify, it's also simple. Or if you wish to find hidden songs on Spotify, we'd like to tell some useful workarounds to get them back.

Part 1. How to Hide/Unhide a Song on Spotify
Part 2. How to Find Hidden Songs on Spotify
Bonus Tip: How to Download Spotify Music Song on Spotify Free

Part 1. How to Hide/Unhide a Song on Spotify

For Spotify mobile app users, you are able to hide or unhide a song on Spotify any time you want. In addition to a Spotify Music song, other Spotify Music contents like Spotify radio station, Your Daily Mix, Discover Weekly can be hidden with the "Hide" feature.

Please note: Spotify's "Hide" feature won't hide the song on Spotify entirely, but only in this playlist. Even you hide a Spotify song, you'll find it elsewhere on Spotify.

How to hide a Spotify song in playlists/radio stations?

For iOS/Android:

1. From the Home page of the Spotify mobile app, go to the playlist that includes the hidden song.

2. When you're on the playlist profile, scroll to the hidden song that's greyed out.

spotify mobile playlist profile

3. Tap the More button to the right of the title.

4. Select Hide song.

Now Spotify will hide the selected song and skip it when the playlist is streaming. You'll also see the song greys out and has a circle with a minus sign inside it.

spotify mobile hide song

If you wish to unhide a song in a playlist, it's also convenient.

How to unhide a Spotify song in playlists/radio stations?

For iOS/Android:

1. From the Home page of the Spotify mobile app, go to the playlist that includes the hidden song.

2. When you're on the playlist profile, scroll to the hidden song that's greyed out.

3. Tap the circle with a minus sign inside it. Or Tap the More button > Unhidden.

spotify mobile undo hidden songs

Now the song is playable in the playlist.

Part 2. How to Find Hidden Songs on Spotify

To find a hidden song on Spotify, head to the Spotify playlist that includes it and you are able to find it in the songs list. Or as stated, the "Hide" feature for a song won't apply to the entire Spotify platform, so you can find it in other related Spotify contents, such as album, artist, or genre. You're also suggested to find it on a different Spotify platform, such as Spotify desktop app or Spotify Web Player.

Or if you can't find the hidden songs successfully, you can choose to undo hidden songs with related display settings of the Spotify mobile app.

How to turn on/off "Hide unplayable tracks"/"Show unplayable songs"?

For Android:

1. From the Home page of Spotify mobile app, tap the Gear icon (Settings).

2. Select Playback.

3. Turn "Show unplayable songs" on.

For iOS:

1. From the Home page of Spotify mobile app, tap the Gear icon (Settings).

2. Select Playback.

3. Turn "Hide unplayable tracks" off.

spotify hide unplayable tracks ios

Then go back to the playlist and tap the minus circle with a minus sign inside it. The song is no longer hidden.

Spotify offers the Download your data tool for users to access their personal data with a data file. It's possible to get back a song you hid on Spotify. You can choose to request a copy of the Extended streaming history package of data to make it work for you.

How to request a copy of "Extended streaming history" package of data?

1. Use a browser to visit Your Account Overview and log in to your account that you use to hide songs.

2. Go to the Privacy settings page of the Account Overview.

spotify privacy settings

3. Scroll to the "Download your data" section.

4. Clear the "Select Extended streaming history" checkbox.

spotify extended streaming history

5. Select Request data.

6. Go to your email box to confirm your request. Spotify will begin to prepare your data and need a preparation time of 30 days. Once the data file is ready, you will receive an email and take activities to find the information whether you skipped to the next song that is related to your hidden songs on Spotify.

Bonus Tip: How to Download Spotify Music Song on Spotify Free

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