I was adding songs into my Google Play Music on my Nexus 5X and noticed something: The song icon is incorrect. Look at the following picture:


As you can see, I imported the song "Faded", but the icon is the cover of another song#, which is incorrect.

# The icon is correct on my Win7

Note: Here's what I've done so far

  • Rebooted my Nexus 5X
  • Re-downloaded the music for serval times
  • Cleared the Google Play Music cache
  • Cleared the Google Play Music data

Please help me fix this issue, any help will be appreciated.

1 Answer 1


A simple, although superficial, solution would be to manually change the cover cover image (download it using a web browser and set it as the album cover). The following link has instructions on how to edit metadata and album art. https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1100174?hl=en

If the problem persists with other songs in the future, you could try using a file managing app to solve the issue by searching for and deleting the image you are seeing (might be a leftover thumbnail somewhere or in the Google Play Music folder).

  • When I change this incorrect song's icon, the others songs' icon also changes....
    – stevefestl
    Apr 22, 2017 at 2:47

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