How to Make a Spotify Playlist Public on an iPhone

The steps in this article will show you how to make a Spotify playlist public through the Spotify app on your iPhone. We cover these steps briefly at the top of this article, then continue below with additional information, including pictures for each of the steps.

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Touch the Your Library tab.
  3. Choose the Playlists tab.
  4. Select the playlist that you would like to make public.
  5. Tap the three dots at the top-right.
  6. Select the Make public option.

If you have a playlist that you’ve spent a lot of time perfecting, then you might want to share it with the world. Spotify includes playlists in its search results so, if your playlist is visible to other people, it’s possible for them to follow it and also share in the playlist that you’ve put together.

But not all playlists in Spotify are public, as it’s possible for a playlist to also be private and only visible to the person that created it. If you have a playlist that you are proud of and would like to let other people find it, then learn how to make that playlist public from the Spotify iPhone app.

How to Make a Playlist Public in Spotify on the iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an Apple iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3.2. I am using the most current version of the Spotify app that was available when this article was written. Note that by making your playlist public, other Spotify users will be able to find that playlist in search results, and they will also see your Spotify username.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app.

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

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Step 3: Select the Playlists option.

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Step 4: Choose the playlist that you wish to make public.

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Step 5: Tap the three dots at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Step 6: Select the Make public option. If you see a Make secret option there instead, then this playlist is already public and available to others.

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Note that this option is going to be available on any playlist that you have created yourself, whether it’s a new playlist or one that you created a long time ago.

If you are using the Spotify desktop app on a PC or Mac computer, you can also make a playlist public from there as well. Simply sign into the app and locate your playlists in the column at the left side of the window. Right-click on the playlist that you would like to make public, then select the Make public option.

The Spotify app for the iPhone and the iPad has changed slightly since this article was first written, but the steps are nearly identical. There is now a handful of tabs at the top of the screen in Step 3, so you simply select that tab rather than tapping the button that is indicated in that picture.

The three dot menu that you open to make your playlist public contains a number of other options for your playlists as well. For example, it provides you the option to create a collaborative playlist, and also gives you the ability to share playlists with your Spotify friends.

Public playlists that you create from the mobile app on your iPhone or Android device, as well as your computer, can be viewed and saved by others. Be sure not to include any personal information in your playlist name that you do not want strangers to be able to view.

Do you have a lot of playlists in your Spotify account, and it’s becoming difficult to find the one you want? Find out how to sort your Spotify playlists by name and make it a littler more organized and easier to find the playlist you need.

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