How to Control Spotify on Other Devices from Your iPhone Lock Screen

The Spotify Connect feature allows you to choose different devices on which to play the music from your iPhone Spotify app.

Simply select the desired device from within the app, then the music will start playing on that device, and you can control it from within the open app.

But you might be interested in controlling Spotify on that other device from your lock screen, much like you would if you were listening through a Bluetooth speaker, or through headphones attached to your iPhone.

This is possible, but requires you to enable a particular setting within the app. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting.

How to Enable the “Devices Lock Screen” Setting in the iPhone Spotify App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3.

Changing this setting will affect your ability to control Spotify when it is playing on another device, such as a computer.

By enabling this setting you will be able to control Spotify from your iPhone’s lock screen when you are playing music on another device using the same Spotify account.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app.

spotify iphone app

Step 2: Choose the Your Library tab at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

iphone your library tab

Step 3: Tap the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

iphone spotify menu

Step 4: Select the Devices option.

iphne spotify devices settings

Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Devices Lock Screen to turn it on. The setting is enabled in the picture below.

iphone spotify lock screen controls

Now that you know how to control Spotify on other devices from the lock screen on your iPhone, you can make the process of managing that music a little easier.

Do you use other apps to listen to podcasts? The Spotify iPhone app has a great selection of podcasts, and you can even follow them so that you always stay up to date when those podcasts release new episodes.

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