How To Stop Spotify From Adding Songs To Your Playlist?
Disable the "Autoplay" and "Enhance" features to stop this, and learn about 4 other fixes in this guide!
Spotify may sometimes start adding random songs to your playlists without your permission. The issue can happen if you are using the free version of the app or have the autoplay feature enabled. In most cases, it can be fixed by disabling the feature. If your Spotify is adding unwanted songs to your playlist, I’ve got some solutions for you.
Spotify may randomly add songs to your customized playlist if you are using the free version, have enabled the “Autoplay” and “Enhanced” features on your account, etc.
You can disable these features, add more songs to your playlist, upgrade your account to Premium, and more to resolve the problem.
Contacting Spotify Support may be reasonable if none of the methods fix the issue on your end.
Why Is Spotify Adding New Songs To Your Playlist?
You may have noticed that your Spotify playlist is divided into two sections, “You Added” and “We Added.” The latter section consists of songs that Spotify added to your playlist without your approval. There are several reasons why the problem may arise in your Spotify account. Let’s look at them.
You may have enabled the Autoplay feature in Spotify.
Spotify will automatically add more songs to your playlist if it consists of less than 15 songs.
Spotify consistently updates its playlists. Hence, you will encounter new songs often if you are listening to one of the Spotify-generated playlists.
In addition, the free version of Spotify is a hub for several nuisances, including this one.
The Enhance feature may be on for the playlist.
How To Stop Spotify From Adding Songs To Your Playlist?
Fortunately, I have tried and tested methods you can use to prevent Spotify from updating your playlist without your permission, and we will look at each of them in detail below. These methods are:
Make sure you have more than 15 to stop the app from adding unnecessary ones.
Disable the Enhance feature.
Make sure the playlist isn’t collaborative
Make a new playlist if Spotify has already added songs.
Disable The Autoplay Feature
The primary purpose of the Autoplay feature in Spotify is to introduce you to new music similar to your taste. Hence, the music does not stop even when one song ends. With this feature enabled, you do not have to return to the app every 4 or 5 minutes to play the next song.
On the other hand, Spotify will not be able to update your playlist if you have turned off the Autoplay option. So, let’s hop toward the steps you can use to disable Autoplay for your Spotify account.
Go to your “Homescreen” to access all the apps in one place.
Find “Spotify” and open it.
Press the “Home” button in the bottom panel.
You will see a “Settings” icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Click on it.
Scroll down in the Settings section and find “Autoplay.”
If the “Toggle Switch” is “Green” in appearance, it means that Autoplay is enabled for your account.
Tap on the “Toggle Switch” to turn off the feature.
The switch will appear “Grey.”
It should solve the problem now.
Open Spotify on your browser.
From the “Main Screen,” click on your “Profile Name” at the top-right corner.
A drop-down will appear.
Find the “Autoplay” feature and turn it off.
Turn Off The Enhance Feature
Spotify introduced an “Enhance” feature which adds new songs to your playlist based on your recent listening patterns. The idea is to introduce you to songs that may become your new favorites. However, it might not always interpret your music taste accurately and add songs opposite to what you like.
Hence, you can follow the steps below to disable your Spotify playlist’s “Enhance” feature.
Launch the “Spotify” app from your phone’s “Homescreen.”
Head to the “Playlist” icon located in the bottom panel.
Tap on the playlist where Spotify added new songs.
Find the “Enhance” button.
Turn off the feature to stop Spotify from modifying your playlist.
Open your browser.
Type “Spotify Web” in the search bar and press enter.
The next option is to add more songs to your Spotify playlist, so the total number of songs equals 15 or more. As mentioned above, Spotify will modify your playlist if it has less than 15 songs. Therefore, bringing in more songs you like can resolve this unwanted trouble.
Let me tell you the easiest way to add new songs to your playlist.
Open the playlist to which you want to add more songs.
Scroll down to view the “Recommended Songs” options.
These songs are based on your music taste.
Tap the “Add Music” icon in front of each song to bring it to your playlist.
You can also press the “Refresh” button to load newer songs.
Go to the desired playlist from the left panel.
Scroll down via the “Scroll Bar” at the right side of the screen.
You will see the “Recommended” section.
Click the “Add” button to share a particular song to your playlist.
You can load more suggestedsongs by clicking the “Refresh” option at the bottom right.
Make Sure It Is Not A Collaborative Playlist
Spotify lets users create collaborative playlists. You can grant the playlist access to your friends and family, and they can modify it by adding and removing songs. As a result, it will eliminate the trouble of sharing individual songs with your loved ones. All you have to do is add the newly discovered music to the collaborative playlist; everybody with access can listen to the song.
Therefore, you can use the following steps to double-check that the concerned playlist has it disabled.
View the playlist.
Click on the “three-dot menu” at the top-right corner.
If the second option reads “Make Non-collaborative,” the playlist is collaborative.
Tap “Make Non-collaborative” to disable the feature.
Create A New Spotify Playlist
If Spotify has messed up your playlist by adding unnecessary songs, create a new one from scratch. Add your favorite songs, but make sure they are no less than 15, and remember to disable the Autoplay and Enhance features. Use it for a few days and see if the problem is gone.
Here is how you can create a new playlist on Spotify.
Log in to your Spotify account.
Tap the “Playlist” icon at the right-bottom to access all the playlists.
The first option should read, “Create Playlist.”
Click on it to access the next screen.
Now, name your playlist and choose “Create.”
Your playlist is now created.
Once on the Spotify screen, locate the “Create Playlist” button in the left menu.
Type a name for your playlist and hit “Save.”
You have successfully created a new Spotify playlist.
Get Spotify Premium
Spotify Premium gives the real music experience without any unnecessary interruptions. You can stream musicoffline with the Premium version of the app, and it will not disturb your playlists by adding random songs.
Contact Spotify Support
If none of the solutions worked for you and Spotify is still adding new songs to your playlist, the final resort will be to contact Spotify support. Explain the issue to the support team and inform them about all the solutions you have tried.
In addition, you can also refer to The Spotify Community and see if other users encountered a similar issue and how they resolved it.
Spotify adds songs to your playlist to ensure you keep listening. It only does this when you have less than 15 songs in your playlist, so you can make sure you have more than 15 to stop the app from adding unnecessary ones. You can also disable the Autoplay and Enhance features of the app. Make sure the playlist isn’t collaborative, and make a new playlist if the songs have already been added. With how Spotify is, the only foolproof way to stop this is to Buy Premium. If the problem persists, contact Spotify Support.
If this helped, I also have other Spotify-related guides:
Why Does Spotify Automatically Add Songs To My Playlist?
If Spotify is adding songs to your playlist without your consent. It may be because you have enabled the Autoplay or Enhanced options, are using free Spotify, listening to a Spotify-curated playlist, and more.
How Do I Prevent Spotify From Modifying My Playlist?
You can disable the Autoplay and Enhanced features, make your playlist non-collaborative, upgrade the account to Spotify Premium, etc., to stop Spotify from adding songs to your playlist.
Why Does Spotify Keep Playing Songs I Didn't Add To My Playlist?
You may have enabled the Autoplay feature for your account if Spotify is playing songs you didn't add to your playlist.