How to Rename a Playlist in Spotify on an iPhone

When you create a playlist in the Spotify app on your iPhone you are able to give that playlist a name. But the name could become outdated or incorrect, and you might decide that it’s time to change a playlist name on Spotify to make it more descriptive.

Giving a descriptive name to a playlist in Spotify is an oddly important element of navigating the app, especially once you have started to create a lot of playlists. Since our musical tastes will often lead to similar styles of music showing up in different playlists, it can be difficult to locate the correct one if they all have vague or imprecise names.

Eventually this might lead you to start naming your new playlists with more useful titles, but that still leaves the old ones with their less-than-ideal names. Re-creating all of those playlists could seem like a monumental task, but fortunately you are able to simply give the playlist a new name. Our guide below will show you how to rename a Spotify playlist in the iPhone app.

How to Rename Spotify Playlist on iPhone

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Tap the Your Library tab.
  3. Select Playlists.
  4. Choose the playlist.
  5. Tap the three dots icon.
  6. Select Edit.
  7. Delete the current name and enter a new one.
  8. Tap Save.

Our article continues below with additional information on renaming a playlist in the Spotify app on an iPhone, including how to change the name of a playlist in older versions of the Spotify app.

How to Change the Name of an iPhone Spotify Playlist (Older Versions of Spotify App)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This assumes that you currently have a playlist in Spotify, and that you want to give it a different name than the one it currently has.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app.

open the spotify app

Step 2: Choose the Your Library tab.

choose the your library tab

Step 3: Select the Playlists option.

select the playlists option

Step 4: Choose the playlist that you want to rename.

Step 5: Touch the three dot icon at the top-right of the screen.

open the playlist menu

Step 6: Select the Rename option.

rename a spotify playlist

Step 7: Type the new name for the playlist into the text field, then tap the Rename button.

how to rename a spotify playlist on iphone

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More Information on How to Change a Playlist Name on Spotify Mobile App for IPhone

  • When you choose to rename Spotify playlist you can adjust the name that you have previously applied to a playlist name that you created. You won’t be able to change the name of a Spotify playlist that you have saved from another user.
  • These steps were performed in the mobile app, meaning that they will work in the Spotify app on your iPhone. If you want to rename a Spotify playlist in the Spotify desktop app then you will need to open the Spotify app on your computer, then right click on the playlist you want to rename and choose the Rename option.
  • The playlist name on Spotify is defined in your Spotify account. So if you change the playlist name in the mobile app then it will also update in the Spotify desktop app or the Web player.

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