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

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

jl_
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I read somewhere that if you set the download quality to "Extreme", Spotify will always save to an SD card instead of internal storage.

 

I have no idea if that "always" is correct; but it worked for me.

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

ajzdaddy
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IT WORKS!!! 😄 😄 😄 (LG LS740)

I didn't even have to format my SD.  THAAAANK YOU!!!

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

heishzeit
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Hi,

 

I'm having some problems with offline syncing.

 

I have a Galaxy S4 with KitKat 4.4.4.

Spotify out of the blue stopped syncing my songs, saying that I don't have enough space.

The thing is that I have around 500 MB left on internal memory, but close to 60 GB left on my SD card.

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling, removing folders/cache, formating the card, using the sdfix or something like that, all to no avail. I did also followed the steps in the first post and they didn't work as well.

 

My problem is different, though: after doing that, I noticed that Spotify is in fact using the external storage. I checked and I have the folders with the songs and the storage was being filled while it was syncing. But as always, after some songs it just stopped. I didn't reach the limit, I had around 1.300 songs so I guess the problem might be something else.

 

Can anybody help me?

 

Thanks in advance.

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

kalngford
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How did you deal with Directory bind? I can't delete the cache through the spotify app, or the application manager. Or when I do it through my computer

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

Daniel
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@kalngford wrote:

How did you deal with Directory bind? I can't delete the cache through the spotify app, or the application manager. Or when I do it through my computer


This seems to be an android bug, and it strangely seems to mainly affect Samsung devices (you can search the Internet and find the same). The easiest way to get rid of these folders is to first uninstall the Spotify app from the phone. Now backup all data from the SD card to a computer and then perform a full format wiping everything on the card.

 

Insert the card back into the phone and again format it in the phone to create the right directory tree & structure.

 

After this install Spotify, log in and it should now be working correctly. You can then restore your pictures etc back to the SD card from your backup.


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

Abel89er
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Same problem here, I follow steps but spotify does whatever he wants, furthermore, it lies android saying to it that the files are on the sd card while they are on internal HDD. Any other way to do it? Old app or something like before?

 

It's a total crap that this is always happening due to lazy app devolopment. No other app has trouble with this. Not Real Racing, not galery.

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

doomentia
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I seem to have them saving properly on Xperia z1. Both of my file managers say the files are only on my SD card, with nothing from spotify even in android/data/. When I check the storage in my phone settings it still includes them as being on the device, saying they're taking up room along with the app.
Is this normal? Are they really on my SD card, but because they're cached to the app my phone is giving me an inaccurate read?

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

culturalchemy
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Worked like a charm, try it! Just reformat the SD card (unload it first), remove it, remove Spotify, restart the phone, get the SD in again, re install Spotify and it works. I also emptied the Spotify cache first just in case (Galaxy Note II). Thanx! 

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

eql
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I've tried formatting the sd card, removing any cache from internal storage, re-installing, removing the sd card, etc. Nothing is really working. I either get a message that it can't detect any sd card OR it just continually crashes with "Spotify has unfortunatelly stopped."

 

Strangely, of my 58.53gb sd card (advertised as 64gb), it shows available space as 36.99 even after I've formatted. There's nothing on there--stock file explorer and SD maid show that it's empty (says its used up by the system). Is that my old Spotify cache that I can't access due to Android 4.4.2 update limiting write access to sd cards?

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

Daniel
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@eql wrote:

I've tried formatting the sd card, removing any cache from internal storage, re-installing, removing the sd card, etc. Nothing is really working. I either get a message that it can't detect any sd card OR it just continually crashes with "Spotify has unfortunatelly stopped."

 

Strangely, of my 58.53gb sd card (advertised as 64gb), it shows available space as 36.99 even after I've formatted. There's nothing on there--stock file explorer and SD maid show that it's empty (says its used up by the system). Is that my old Spotify cache that I can't access due to Android 4.4.2 update limiting write access to sd cards?


That is odd. I wonder if you've partitioned it previously? I suggest you use a partition manager on PC to format it and check if there are any hidden partitions which should be deleted and the free space merged into the existing partition. 


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