Are deleted playlists automatically removed from phone storage?

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Are deleted playlists automatically removed from phone storage?

antiuncle
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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone can confirm that if I delete a playlist that is downloaded to my phone - either via my pc or phone - that the tracks will automatically be removed from the phone's storage? ie I don't have to "undownload" the playlist first. Cheers.

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Yes but not immediately
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antiuncle
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Thanks

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skolms
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I've just deleted a big playlist from my phone. I tried undownload, nothing happened exept it went grey.

 

Tried delete playlist... It disapeard, but no space freed up.

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antiuncle
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As far as I know it takes a while for the space on your phone to free up.

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Peter__
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@antiuncle wrote:
As far as I know it takes a while for the space on your phone to free up.

You are correct here.

The tracks remain in your phone's spotify cache for a while after you undownload the tracks or delete a playlist. I think its a safety feature, so that if you accidentally undownloaded a playlist, it wouldn't have to waste time downloading all the tracks again. 

Spotify have never released how long the tracks remain there for, but they will be removed when not used in the near future. 

 

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