[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

Joe
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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

sturmen
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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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user-removed
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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?

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

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

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sturmen
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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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Liam
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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 🙂

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

Walder1234
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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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Joe
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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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Morice
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I cannot delete the folder com.spotify.mobile.android.ui, but its empty. how can that be?

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

Joe
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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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Morice
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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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