Spotify, the most widely used music streaming service, offers multiple features and options to enhance the experience and expand the possibilities.

Spotify users can access the service via web browser, desktop clients (Windows OS, Linux OS and macOS) and dedicated apps (Android and iOS). Also, you can sync Spotify with smart speakers.

You can also ‘Like’ your favorite songs to add them to the ‘Liked songs’ list and find them later on any device. However, this feature is currently not working properly for many.

According to multiple reports, Spotify ‘Liked songs’ list is not syncing between mobile devices app and desktop (1, 2).

Spotify Liked songs list not syncing between mobile and desktop

According to multiple reports, Spotify is constantly desyncing the user’s liked songs list between the phone app and the desktop client.


I noticed this on friday when I moved between two computers. I liked and added a song to a playlist, and checking my 2nd device the song was in the playlist but didn’t show as liked. I re liked it and moved on, but then the next day noticed the same experience on my mobile device. The song was in my playlist but not appearing as liked.

It seems that completely reinstalling the Spotify app helps to resolve the issue temporarily. However, it will happen again sooner or later.

2nd time this has happened within 48 hrs. my phone app keeps desyncing my liked songs from my pc

This happened to me 2 days ago. I made a post on here about it and got no answers. On my own accord, i deleted and redownloaded Spotify and the fix worked temporarily.

I go and like Fleetwood mac’s Rumours Super Deluxe on my desktop and it doesn’t update on my phone. I unlike it on my desktop and like it on my phone, doesn’t update on desktop.

This is not the first time that users of the service have faced similar problems. There are reports related to issues with Spotify ‘Liked’ songs sync issue since at least 2020.


Issue already escalated for investigation

The Spotify team is already aware of the glitch and is investigating. But, there are no details on an ETA for a fix yet.

We’ve received reports that when liking song from the mobile app, it won’t appear in the Liked Songs on the desktop app and vice versa (liking a song from the desktop app doesn’t add it to the liked songs on the mobile app). This is being investigated.

We will keep our eyes open for further related events to update this story.

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