I’m trying to make a backup of my music playlists, that I've created using the Samsung Music app on my Samsung Galaxy A6 (Andriod 10). So far I’ve not been able to locate where these playlists are stored, and neither a way to extract them. Most forum questions about this problem either hold old outdated answers, or none at all.

Does anyone know a way to extract Music Playlists (preferably as a text file)? Or by using some app for it?


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I still don’t know where the files are stored, but for others with same wish for text file-backups, the app: "Playlist Manager" can do the job.

It basically has a "Share A Playlist" function which allows you to share in text format.


I have been using Playlist Backup on older Androids, and it works well. It creates a text file for any playlist backedup and can be found in the "PlaylistBackup" directory. Please confirm if it works on newer phones.


This seems to be dependent on the Android version. My old Samsung phone has Android 10, the new one has Android 12.

Both have the same Samsung Music App V installed.

Only on the Android 12 phone I could find

Samsung Music: ... 》 Settings 》Manage Playlists 》Export My Playlists


Samsung Music: ... 》Settings 》Manage Playlists 》Import Playlists

Hint: Settings can be found in the three dots menu (...) on the upper right corner of the Samsung Music App.

The playlists are stored in *.m3uformat in the internal memory, directory Music. This is an editable text format.

Note: Nevertheless, I was able to transfer the playlists from the old to the new phone by using Samsung Smartswitch. Just ensure the music is on the target phone before running the Smartswitch (use TotalCommander with WiFi plugin etc to copy it). Also important: After copying, run Samsung Music App and give it the time to discover the music on your target phone. Then finally, run SmartSwitch on both phones to transfer apps + settings.

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