Easy Ways to Recover Your Lost Spotify Playlist

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Understanding Spotify’s Playlist Recovery Feature

Hi there, I’m Tracy, and today we’re going to delve into the world of Spotify’s playlist recovery feature. If you’re a music lover like me, you understand that Spotify is a golden hub for all genres of music. From indie bands to top chart hits, it has a library of over 70 million songs accommodating over 345 million active users. With its coveted playlist feature, users can organize their favorite songs into personalized lists, making Spotify a go-to app for many.

The innovative playlist recovery feature of Spotify allows us to recover deleted playlists, but why is this feature so crucial, and how can we utilize it to its full potential? Let’s find out.

Importance of Playlists on Spotify

Playlists on Spotify serve as personal libraries for users, housing their preferred selection of music. They serve as the soundtrack to our lives, from morning routines to special events and reflect our mood, personal taste, and growth musically over the years. Therefore, accidentally deleting a playlist can feel like having lost a precious part of yourself.

How to Recover Deleted Spotify Playlists

Recovering playlists on Spotify is straightforward. For the web client:
1. Log into your Spotify account.
2. Click on ‘Recover playlists’ on the left-hand side of your screen.
3. Find the playlist you want to recover and click ‘Restore’.

For the mobile application:
1. Navigate to your library.
2. Tap on ‘Playlists’.
3. Tap on the settings wheel in the top right corner and select ‘Recover Playlists’.
4. Find the playlist you wish to recover and tap ‘Restore’.

Voila! Your playlist is back.

Limitations in Playlist Recovery

While the playlist recovery feature is a godsend, it does come with some limitations. Playlists can only be recovered within a 90-day period post-deletion. Beyond this, recovery is unfortunately impossible. Also, playlists created by other users that you’ve deleted from your library cannot be recovered.

Prevent Accidental Deletion of Playlists

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are few tips to prevent accidental deletion of your precious playlists:
1. Be cautious while managing your playlists.
2. Use meaningful names for your playlists.
3. Regularly backup your playlists.

Recovering Playlists on Different Devices

The restoration process remains essentially the same across mobile, tablet, and desktop. However, do note that the recovered playlist will be restored to the same location across all your devices linked to your Spotify account.

Alternative Methods for Recovering Playlists

If you have backed-up your playlists via Spotify or a third-party tool, you can recover your deleted playlists from the backup.

Making the Most of Spotify’s Recovery Feature

The playlist recovery feature keeps our audio joys intact and restores the soundtrack of our lives if we ever lose it. So, make sure to familiarize yourself with these recovery methods. Music is our refuge, let’s keep it safe.

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Happy listening!


1. Spotify Support – Playlist Recovery
2. Spotify Official Website