How do I upload using the SoundCloud app?

You can now upload your tracks using the SoundCloud app on your iOS or Android device.

In order to upload tracks with the mobile SoundCloud app, your account must have been previously confirmed via email.  

 

Uploading on iOS

  1. Within the iOS app, tap the upward-pointing arrow on the top right of your home screen.

  

                                                Upload from home screen

  1. Within the file picker view, you can browse to your most recent files or any location like iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, local files and audio from any compatible app when tapping “Browse”. Tap the file and the upload process will start (it won’t save, yet).

 

               Choose a file                                   

 

                         Recent view in file picker                                     Browse other apps such as Cloud integrations

 

The Upload feature supports any audio file from your phone (upload lossless HD files like FLAC, WAV, ALAC or AIFF for best audio quality).

 

  1. Ensure your metadata is correct or add artwork, a new title, genre(s) and description on the spot, and select whether you want your track public or private by using the privacy toggle.

 

 Select track metadata                        Select a genre

 

  

  1. Tap save (top right). It turns orange once the upload is finished.

                                                   Save uploaded track

  1. Head to your profile to see your newly uploaded track. In some cases, you will see a “processing” state on the track. This means we are still transcoding the file and it will be playable in a few moments. If you feel that maybe something has gone wrong, simply swipe up and it will refresh the upload status.

 

Uploading on Android

  1. Within the mobile app, tap the upward-pointing arrow on the top right of your home screen.

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Grey arrow at the top right to start the Upload process

 

      2. Within the file picker view, you can browse to your audio files or any location like Google Drive,              Dropbox, local files, and more from any compatible app.                                                                                    Tap the file and the upload process will start (it won’t save, yet).

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Browse by Audio folder or access other apps such as Drive, Dropbox, and any other compatible cloud integration.

The Upload feature supports any audio file from your phone (upload lossless HD files like FLAC, WAV, ALAC or AIFF for best audio quality). 


      3. Ensure your metadata is correct or add artwork, a new title, genre(s) and description, then                     select whether you want your track public or private by using the privacy toggle.

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                                                Edit view for Track data input


      4. Tap save (top right). It will close the Edit view and bring you back to home where you can see a              blue spinner that shows the upload progress.                                                                                                      The blue spinner will stop once the upload is finished.

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          Orange checkmark to save the upload Blue spinner that tells you Upload is in process

 

      5. Head to your profile to see your newly uploaded track.                                                                                      In some cases, you might not be able to play the track straight away, this means we are still                      transcoding the file and it will be playable in a few moments. 

 

 

 

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