Can You Recover Deleted Playlists on Spotify? Solved!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 21, 2022 11:59 AM.

Spotify has made it easy for you to collect your favorite playlists or songs online. But sometimes, you may delete some old playlists that you later wish you hadn't. Wondering is there a way to recover deleted playlists on Spotify? Fear not, it's easy to get back any deleted playlists, as Spotify automatically backs up those playlists you've ever created. In this post, we'll show you the simple guide to recover deleted Spotify playlists quickly, as well as, the solution to back up Spotify playlists offline in order to prevent from being deleted again.

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Part 1. How to Recover Deleted Spotify Playlists on Mac & PC
Part 2. How to Restore Deleted Spotify Playlists on iPhone & Android
Part 3. How to Download Spotify Playlists for Backing up
Part 4. How to Fix Recovered Playlists Not Showing on Spotify

Part 1. How to Restore a Deleted Playlist on Mac & PC

Spotify provides you with the built-in playlist recovery feature so that you can easily restore any deleted playlist from Spotify by using Spotify web player or desktop client. Here's how to recover deleted playlist on Spotify using your computer.

Step 1. Open a browser on your computer and log in to your Spotify account page.

Step 2. In the menu on the left, find and click on the Recovery playlists button.

Step 3. From the full list of all the deleted Spotify playlists, click on the Restore button by the playlist you want to recover.

Step 4. Launch Spotify and go to your library then you will find the restored playlists in your playlist collection.

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Extra Tips: In case, you'll regret immediately after deleting a playlist, Spotify offers the keyboard shortcuts allowing you to undo the deletion. Simply press “Ctrl + Z” on Mac or “Ctrl + Shift + Z” on Windows. And the deleted playlist will be restored in just seconds.

Part 2. How to Recover a Deleted Spotify Playlist on iPhone & Android

Now you have known how to recover deleted songs from Spotify playlist. Someone would ask can I recover a deleted playlist on Spotify from mobile devices? Sure! You can also restore deleted playlists from Spotify on your mobile phone. Here's how to.

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Step 1. Launch Spotify on your device and tap the gear icon at the top right corner.

Step 2. Find Account and tap it to go to then log in to your account.

Step 3. Tap the hamburger menu at the top-right and select Account.

Step 4. From the drop-down menu at the top, find Recovery playlists and tap it.

Step 5. Start browsing the playlist you deleted and select one you want to get it back.

Step 6. Tap RESTORE to recover the deleted playlist and go back to Spotify to view the restored playlist.

Part 3. How to Download Spotify Playlists for Keeping Forever

If you deleted a playlist on Spotify within the last 90 days, you have the chance to get it back. To avoid deleting any playlist or song from Spotify accidentally in the future, you are suggested to make a safe back up of Spotify playlists on your computer or other devices. All you'll need is a smart Spotify music downloader, that is, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter.

With this powerful tool, you can download any music or playlist from Spotify locally no matter whether you are subscribing to any premium plan or not. It's designed to remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, or other common audios. Then you can play Spotify songs anywhere without limit. Best of all, it will keep all the ID3 tags and metadata info.

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Main Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
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The following guide will show you how to use ViWizard software for downloading Spotify playlists for offline backup. After conversion, you can upload Spotify songs to those cloud platforms such as Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, and more for better backup.

Step 1Find Spotify playlists to download

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer, then it will load the Spotify desktop app automatically. Once done, go to Spotify and find the playlist you want to download. You need to drag and drop the playlist to the downloading window of the converter. Or you can copy and paste the playlist link into the search bar.

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Step 2Set the output format for Spotify

To configure the output preferences, click the top-right menu and select Preferences. Then you'll be able to set the output parameters for the playlist, including the output format, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, and others. In order to make the songs compatible with most devices, you are recommended to set MP3 as the output format.

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Step 3Download Spotify playlist to MP3

Now you can initiate the process of downloading Spotify songs by clicking on the Convert button at the bottom right corner of the converter. It will then begin to remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify songs to MP3. After that, you can find the converted playlists and save them offline on the computer or mobile as you like.

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Part 4. How to Resolve Restored Playlists Not Showing on Spotify

After completing the restoration process, you should have found the recovered playlists on Spotify and continue to listen to them on your device. However, lots of users encounter the issue of Spotify recover playlist not showing up. Don't feel depressed. The following solutions can help you resolve it with ease.

Solution 1. Quit and close the Spotify app on your device. Make sure it doesn't run in the background and then launch it again to view the recovered Spotify playlists.

Solution 2. Go to log out your Spotify account. Then open Spotify on your device and log into your account again.

Solution 3. Check the internet you use on your device. Try to connect your device to a good Wi-Fi network for loading your library.

Solution 4. Try to create a new playlist on your Spotify. Then you would find that the recovered playlist appears at the bottom of list.


And voila! The above are all the steps about how to recover deleted playlist on Spotify app. If you deleted the playlist on Spotify by accident, then you can try getting it back on your computer or mobile device. Moreover, you can use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to download those Spotify playlists for backing up.

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