How to Listen to Spotify on Airplan Mode without Premium

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 22, 2021 3:35 PM.

Q: Hi all, recently planned to travel around all overt the world by plane. How can I listen to Spotify music when my phone or other portable devices all go into airplane mode? Does Spotify work in airplane mode? Whether there is any method to play Spotify music when my phone is in airplane mode? I would love your help.


Spotify has users all over the world, so it is not surprising that some users would encounter the problem above. Airplane mode is a setting available on smartphones and other portable computers that, when activated, suspends radio-frequency signal transmission by the device, thereby disabling Bluetooth, telephony, and Wi-Fi. And the mode is common in flight.

Airplane mode would interrupt the streaming of Spotify music online, but we can download music from Spotify in advance. Then it won't be problem if we go somewhere without Wi-Fi or our device turn on airplane mode, we can still listen to music from Spotify. Here are two methods to download Spotify music to MP3 for offline listening in airplane mode.

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Part 2. Comparison Table between Spotify and SoundCloud
Part 3. Solved: Why is Spotify Not Working in Airplane Mode

Part 1. How to Enable Spotify Airplane Mode with Premium

There are both premium and free subscription on Spotify for users to choose from. If you have subscribed to the subscription plan, you will have privilege to take control of your music on Spotify. As a Spotify premium user, you can download Spotify music for listening anywhere, even offline. Therefore, when you are on the move or your device is in airplane mode, you can download your favorite songs in advance. Then you can enjoy your Spotify music which have been saved to your device without an internet connection.

Step 1. Launch Spotify on your device and then log in with your personal account.

Step 2. Choose any album or playlist you want to listen to when you are on a plane, and then switch Download on to download Spotify music to your device.

Step 3. Tap Settings at the top right and set Spotify on your device as Offline mode.

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Offline mode is useful for streaming your Spotify music on planes or in locations where your internet connection is failure. Otherwise, it is also a good way to reduce data usage by synchronizing your playlists when you have a Wi-Fi and listening to them in Offline mode.

Part 2. How to Listen to Spotify on Airplane Mode without Premium

Except for the above method, there is also a method to help you start Spotify tracks when you don't have an internet connection. With a professional Spotify music downloader, you can download songs from Spotify to your device for offline listening whether free or premium users.

Among all Spotify music downloaders on the market, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is an easy-to-use yet professional software for Spotify subscribers which can download songs, albums, or playlists from Spotify to the computer and remove DRM protection from Spotify for playing anywhere.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Download Spotify contents, including songs, albums, artists and playlists
  • Convert Spotify contents to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B and more plain formats
  • Preserve original audio quality and full ID3 information from Spotify music
  • Convert Spotify contents to common audio formats at up to 5× faster speed
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Choose the version of ViWizard Music Converter according to your devices. Simply download this professional software on your computer by clicking the Free Download button and then follow the below intructions to use it to download music from Spotify.

Step 1Select Spotify songs to download

Upon launching ViWizard Music Converter, Spotify will be opened automatically supposing you have installed Spotify on your computer. Then select songs, albums, or playlists which you want to download to your device. After choosing well, you could drag all songs, playlists, or albums from Spotify to the converter.

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Step 2Set the output audio parameters

When all songs or playlists are loaded into the converter successfully, you can simply click on the menu bar and select Preferences to customize your personal music. The output format, audio channel, bit rate, and sample rate can be adjusted according to your need. If you prefer to download music in a more stable mode, you can set the conversion speed as 1×.

select output format

Step 3Download Spotify music to MP3

When everything is set up, you can start downloading all songs, albums, or playlists to by clicking the Convert button. After several minutes, ViWizard software will save Spotify music to your computer losslessly. Then you can browse the history conversion and locate all the downloaded songs by clicking the Converted icon.

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Step 4Transfer Spotify music to devices

At present, you have achieved all music from Spotify in common file formats. You don't need to worry about the playback of Spotify music anymore. You only need to transfer all the converted music files to your portable devices where you want to listen to your music. Just connect your device to the computer and then start moving all the music files.

Part 3. Solved: Why is Spotify Not Working in Airplane Mode

Why can't I listen to Spotify on an airplane? Maybe there are some problems with airplane mode Spotify. There are several methods for you to solve Spotify not working in airplane mode.

1) Make sure that you have downloaded all the music you want to listen to in advance. If not, remember to save offline Spotify songs on your portable devices first.

2) Check whether you set Spotify on your device as Offline mode. If not, go to Settings and scroll down to find Offline mode then switch it on.

3) Update both Spotify and your device to the latest version. Then turn off internet connection and try to play offline music on Spotify.

4) Make sure that your portable device supports offline listening. If not, you don't have the right to listen to Spotify music offline. But you can use ViWizard Music Converter to download Spotify music to your device for offline playing in airplane mode.


In short, you can download your favorite music from Spotify with a Premium subscription and play them anytime when your internet connection is failure. At the same time, you could choose to use a Spotify music downloader to get local Spotify music files with a free account. All the downloaded Spotify songs can be compatible with any device. You will have no trouble in listening to your Spotify music on the move or on a plane.


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