iPhone tips: 6x this makes for a better Spotify experience

If you use the Spotify app on your iPhone regularly, then this week’s iPhone tips are for you. They all provide a better Spotify experience!

These iPhone tips will ensure a better Spotify experience

There is something for every Spotify user in these iPhone tips. There is a tip for everyone who uses Spotify to fall asleep and for listeners who like to listen to full albums. And there is a tip that will benefit everyone. Read on quick!

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1. Set Sleep Timer

The first of these iPhone tips is for anyone who uses music or a podcast to fall asleep to. It is then a good idea to enable the Sleep Timer feature. After all, you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night because Spotify keeps playing. Fortunately, setting it up is very simple:

  • Tap the song that is playing;
  • Tap the three dots at the top right;
  • Scroll a bit and tap ‘Sleep Timer’;
  • Choose the desired time.
iPhone tips: 6x this makes for a better Spotify experience

It is also possible to use Spotify as an alarm clock, although you have to put in a little more effort. Read the article Set Spotify as an alarm clock on your iPhone (this is how you do it).

2. Disable audio normalization!

Number two of these iPhone tips is about the Audio Normalization feature. This is intended to ensure that all music is played at the same volume. That may sound like a good idea, but it also has a downside. You’ll be amazed at how much better and livelier some songs sound if you disable this option (it can vary greatly from song to song). We recommend you give it a try. You do this as follows:

  • Tap your profile photo at the top left;
  • Now tap ‘Settings and privacy’;
  • Tap ‘Play’ and scroll down;
  • Disable ‘Enable audio normalization’.
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3. Tip for people who listen to entire albums

Number three of these iPhone tips is probably for slightly older readers. It sounds quite old-fashioned, but there are still plenty of people who like to listen to an entire album by an artist, also on Spotify.

There are two things that can detract from the listening experience. You don’t want an unnatural pause between songs. And you don’t want a random song to automatically start when the album ends. Therefore, follow the following steps:

  1. Tap your profile photo at the top left;

  2. Tap ‘Settings & Privacy’ then ‘Playback’;

  3. Enable the ‘Continuous playback’ option;

  4. Turn off “Autoplay similar content.”

If necessary, set a few more seconds using the slider under ‘Swipe numbers’. We think three seconds works well.

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4. More targeted search for music

Number four of this week’s iPhone tips will help you better find what you’re looking for. If you know exactly what you are looking for, you can usually find everything in Spotify. It only becomes more difficult if you don’t know exactly. Then it is good to know that there are more options.

You can also search based on a part of the song lyrics. So you don’t have to go to Google first, you can simply type in the part you remember in Spotify. Or maybe you know the artist but not the title. Then you can try to refine your search with AND (and) or NOT (not), as in the example below.

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Also read: 6 Spotify features you didn’t know about yet

5. Use Siri for Spotify

It is also possible to control Spotify with Siri on your iPhone. This way you can play music, like certain songs, ask what is currently playing, etc. You must first enable the option once. In number five of these iPhone tips we show you how to do that:

  • Open the Settings app;
  • Tap ‘Siri & Search’;
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Spotify’;
  • Turn on Use with Ask Siri.
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6. Place the Spotify widget on the Lock screen

We conclude this week’s iPhone tips with a handy Spotify widget. This allows you to launch the Spotify app directly from the Lock screen. So you no longer have to swipe up, scroll through your apps and launch Spotify before you can listen to your favorite music. This is how you set it:

  • Long press the Lock screen;
  • Tap ‘Customize’ at the bottom;
  • Select ‘Access screen’ on the left;
  • Tap the widget bar (if your widget bar is already full, you must first delete one by tapping the minus sign);
  • Choose the Spotify widget, under ‘Add widgets’;
  • Close the window and tap Done to save the Lock screen.

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