[Android 4.4.2+]Cache on external SD card is possible

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[Android 4.4.2+]Cache on external SD card is possible

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It seems a lot of folk running android 4.4.2+ have had trouble getting spotify to use an external SD card for its cache. I just bought a card for my android so I thought I'd give it a try and it worked!

 

My mobile

  • Samsung Galagy Note 3 - android 4.4.2
  • Samsung 64GB SDXC UHS-1 card
  • Spotify 1.1.0.113

Steps I took

  • Cleared spotify cache from options
  • Uninstalled spotify
  • Inserted SD card
  • Used file explorer to delete residual folder \android\data\com.spotify.music in internal storage (also delete the folder com.spotify.mobile.android.ui if it exists)
  • Installed spotify music
  • Played some tracks

I still see a com.spotify.music folder in internal storage but it's empty now.

 

If you have previously been using spotify with an external SD card, I recommend that, in addition to the steps above, you reformat the card in the phone before reinstalling spotify music.

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Re: [Android 4.4.2+]Cache on external SD card is possible

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The best way to check is to browse your internal storage with a file manager and make sure /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.spotify is either empty or nonexistent.

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Ok well as the phone I have is a week new and the android spotify app I got is new it would seem that all cache and user information is going to the SD card. I do have that same empty file spotify folder on internal, so all is good. What is the proper steps when I do update to a bigger SD card? Do I delete the cache only or all data off of the spotify app, then turn off phone and then change SD cards out, turn phone on and then start spotify again?

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Clearing the cache from spotify settings should do the trick before swapping cards, yes.

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Thanks man, worked like a charm. I didn't bother removing/inserting my SD card; it still did the trick with it in the entire time.

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I'm nitpicking, but Android is UNIX based so you should really be using a forward slash in the file path 🙂
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THANKYOU! this worked for me. Basically I think the gist of it is to uninstall the app and reinstall it, making sure you manually remove spotify folders from the internal storage before reinstall.
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Yeah. My post is totally belt and braces to cater for all possible situations. Glad I could help 🙂

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I cannot delete the folder com.spotify.mobile.android.ui, but its empty. how can that be?

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If it's on your external SD card, connect to your PC and delete it from there. You did uninstall spotify first?

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Yes I did. 

Even on the computer I says, that the folder ist protectet from writing and I can't delete it. 

Is it possible that the reason is Directory Bind? I unmount the Binding, but it doesn't delete the Folder.

 

Edit: Works now, thank you man! The problem was Directory Bind. 

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