Don’t you feel like hiding a song on Spotify to erase the memories attached to it sometimes? Or maybe because you don’t want to remember embarrassing moments associated with it? We won’t dig into yours. There could be abundant reasons why somebody wants to hide or retrieve a song on Spotify.

In fact, we also get a sudden urge to listen to an old song we hid years ago. So if you are too feeling like ripping off the Band-Aid to check if that lyrics still hurt, here is a short guide for you to learn how to unhide a song on Spotify.

How to hide a song on Spotify?

Occasionally, Spotify adds random songs that you never even liked or heard of to your list, which could be extremely annoying. If something like that happened to you and now you want to get rid of with that particular song, follow these steps to hide a song on Spotify.

Note: You cannot hide a song on Spotify through a desktop. Therefore, you will require a cell phone (Android or iOS) to perform the following steps.

Step 1: Unlock your device and open the Spotify app

Step 2: Go to your playlist and type the name of the song you want to hide on the search bar

Step 3: Find the three dots next to the song’s title and tap them to open more options.

Step 4: Select Hide song’ to get done with it

Once done, the song will appear in grey with a red button beside it. On Spotify, hidden songs don’t completely disappear from everywhere. When you log in to your Spotify from a desktop, you will find that song on your hidden song list.

Also, make sure you want to hide that particular song, as it will become playable after hiding it on the platform. 

How to Unhide a song on Spotify?

Fortunately, on Spotify, unhiding is easier than hiding a song. If you have mistakenly or for whatever reason hidden a song and now want to retrieve it, here are things you need to do to unhide a song on Spotify.

Find Unplayable Songs on Spotify

To unhide a song on Spotify, you first need to make it appear again. Here’s how:

  • Unlock your phone and tap the Spotify app
  • Tap Settings
  • Select Playback
  • Next turn off the toggle for ‘Hide Unplayable Songs’

Once the song is revealed, you can proceed to the next step:

How to unhide song on Spotify?

Now to unhide the song you no more want to listen to, follow these steps:

  • Head to the playlist of the track you have hidden
  • Scroll down to find the song
  • Tap the Hide button

Doing so will add that song back to the playlist and you can play that anytime you want.

How to unhide a song on Spotify on Android?

Those who want to learn specifically how to unhide a song on their Android device can follow these steps:

  • Unlock your Android device and open the Spotify app
  • Now head to settings and tap the Playback option
  • In the playback menu, turn on the toggle for Show Unplayable Songs

Once done, check your playlist for that song again and scroll down until you find that track. When you find it, tap the ‘Hidden’ option beside the song. Now the song has been added to the playlist, you can enjoy it whenever you want.

How to unhide a song on Spotify on iOS?

The method to unhide a song on Spotify using an iOS device is the same as on Android. Just follow all the steps as it is on your iOS device and you will unhide your song on Spotify.

How to unhide a song on Spotify on a Desktop?

 Follow the steps if you are using a desktop to unhide a song on Spotify:

  • Go to the setting on Spotify by clicking ‘v’
  • Find the toggle for ‘Show unavailable songs in playlist’ and turn it on
  • Now come back to the playlist and select the ‘Hide’ option once again

Doing so will unhide the track you previously hid. Now listen to it and make new memories once again.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Why are some songs greyed out on Spotify?

When you turn on the setting for showing unavailable songs in your playlist, Spotify will make them appear on your playlist in greyed-out form. Otherwise, those songs would be completely disappeared from your playlist.

How to find the hidden playlist on Spotify?

Anyone who is looking for a hidden playlist on Spotify can check this link, and they will land their ‘secret’ playlist with all the tracks.

How to listen to blocked songs on Spotify?

Spotify shows song recommendations based on your region. If you are unable to find a particular song, that means it’s blocked in your region. To listen to that track, you download a credible VPN and connect to the region where that song is available. However, make sure you do it after logging out from Spotify. Once you connect to that region, log in back to your account and search for that song, and it will appear before you.

Can someone tell if you play their playlist on Spotify?

Fortunately, you can listen to anybody’s playlist on Spotify without them knowing. The creator of the playlist will only know when to Follow their playlist. However, your followers can see which playlists you are listening to via Friend Feed. If you want to keep it private, turn off the settings for ‘Publish my activity on Spotify.’


Erasing old hurtful memories takes a lot of strength. If you are up to taking a fresh start and want to unhide all the songs you once used to listen to with your better half (who is no more with you), you are being the strongest version of yourself. While it may take a few tries to listen to those tracks without tearing up, you will eventually do it and cherish that strength forever.

If you are still not ready to get over it, keep this guide in mind, and make use of it once you are ready.