Part 1. Best Solutions about Spotify Waiting to Download Issue
There are many common reasons why Spotify music downloading process is stuck such as network, firewall and so on. Following are the proven solutions you should try first.
1. Don't Exceeded the Downloading Limitations
Spotify only allows to download on up to 3 devices 10000 songs. So please make sure the total tracks you downloaded are less than 10000 songs. Also, for each of your iPhone or Android phone, please make sure you download less than 3333 tracks.
If it is because you have exceeded the downloading limitation, you can try to delete a few Spotify songs from your device and then try again to download the new tracks. It should work.
2. Uninstall and Reinstall Spotify
This is another intuitive solution we can think of. Spotify keeps rolling out new features and removing old features. If you are using an old version, it is possible to cause compatibility issue. Many users have try to reinstall Spotify to fix the issue of Spotify waiting to download. So you can give it a try too.
By the way, if you are using a hacked Spotify Premium version such as the Spotify++, it is normal that you will encounter the songs won't download issue. So please make sure you installed the official version.
3. Disable the Antivirus or Firewall
Generally the well-known Antivirus and Firewalls won't have such issue. But some less-known firewalls may misreport legal software and operations and block the processes. I have found some users encounter the same Spotify waiting to download issue and solve it by simply removing the security software like McaFee and Avast.
4. Reset Your Network
No matter what kind of networks 2G/3G/4G/Wifi you have, it is possible the network has a lockout time. So you can restart your Wifi router or turn on/off the airplace mode to reset the mobile network.
Also, please make sure there is not a proxy settings else it will affect the Internet connection.
5. Clean Up Your Phone Space
To download Spotify songs offline smoothly, you need to make sure your phone has big enough remaining space. If your phone internal storage is full, you can also try to save Spotify songs to an SD card.