How to store offline music on the external SD card on andriod

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Re: How to store offline music on the external SD card on andriod

Music Fan

If others are able to do it, maybe its handset specific.

I have moto 4G.

 

has anyone else been able to resolve the problem with a handset other than moto G or moto 4g

 

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Re: How to store offline music on the external SD card on andriod

Music Fan

Found a fix which worked for me on Moto 4G

 

I was following the instructions to completely remove spotify from the phone as described on this page

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/GUIDE-How-to-fix-common-issues-for-Spotify-on-Android/...

 

Deleted the app

Then

When 1 was browsing to the files listed to delete, i could not find them.  So I searched for spotify using a file explorer.  Turns out the file paths on my phone are slightly diffeent 

 

/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.spotify.music

/storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.spotify.music

/storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.spotify.music/files/spotifycache

 

I deleted these

Then did a force reboot of the phone

Then reinstalled spotify app (i had troiuble reinstalling for some reason, but it worked after a I switched form Wifi to 4g.  Assuming this was connectivity and not related to this problem)

 

Then changed download settings to Extreme Quality

 

1.44GB free on device

20.88GB free on SD card

 

Downloaded a playlist, 

1.44GB free on device

20.38GB free on SD card

 

Hope that helps, 

Certainly fixed the problem for myself

 

 

 

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@iabeard2 wrote:

Found a fix which worked for me on Moto 4G

 

I was following the instructions to completely remove spotify from the phone as described on this page

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/GUIDE-How-to-fix-common-issues-for-Spotify-on-Android/...

 

Deleted the app

Then

When 1 was browsing to the files listed to delete, i could not find them.  So I searched for spotify using a file explorer.  Turns out the file paths on my phone are slightly diffeent 

 

/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.spotify.music

/storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.spotify.music

/storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.spotify.music/files/spotifycache

 

I deleted these

Then did a force reboot of the phone

Then reinstalled spotify app (i had troiuble reinstalling for some reason, but it worked after a I switched form Wifi to 4g.  Assuming this was connectivity and not related to this problem)

 

Then changed download settings to Extreme Quality

 

1.44GB free on device

20.88GB free on SD card

 

Downloaded a playlist, 

1.44GB free on device

20.38GB free on SD card

 

Hope that helps, 

Certainly fixed the problem for myself

 

 

 


Thanks you very much! I have added that location to the list in my guide of places to check for this folder.


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Re: How to store offline music on the external SD card on andriod

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This is the easiest and best solotion I found. (Samsung galaxy 4s)

 you dont have to remove the app just follow the 3 steps 

 

1. delete downloaded songs

 

2. go to device storage/android/data -> move com.spotify.music to Sd memory card /android/data (It might already be there i'd just overwrite it, donno if it matter or not)

 

3. download songs

 

works like a charm

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Music Fan

Sorry Chanre

your solution does not work on the Moto G, or indeed other phones, judging by comments on this thread and others.

That was the first thing i tried.

 

Anybody who needs a solution for Moto G, please see my post earlier in this thread.  Ive got it working now.

 

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Re: How to store offline music on the external SD card on andriod

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Oh. To bad for you guys 😕
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Hi guys. I had a similar problem. Ive just bought my new Xperia z3. I had iPhone previously. On my iPhone i.had no problems with storage as I had 64gb. When I wanted to store all of my 18 gb of Spotify music on my Xperia I had a problem with the fact that no music from Spotify can be stored on sd card. So I found a solution. As you know android works strongly with Google. As Google realised an app called Google play which is a rival for Spotify and other music apps they made sure that only theirs music can be stored on sd. So the solution is resign from Spotify and buy Google play subscription which will allow you to store music from Google play ( which worked identically to Spotify) on your sd card.
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I hate to say it, but I agree with ted1412. In my opinion, it shows great disrespect for their users on the part of Spotify to leave this problem unsolved.

 

I've tried every one of the recommended fixes that I could find in these forums and still can't get my Xperia Z3 with 128gb SD card to store my offline/local files on the SD card.

 

I have loved Spotify and used it for years, but this should be a core feature of Spotify for Android. With regret, I'm thinking of Google Play Music now or maybe Deezer or something else.

 

Such a shame and a waste of my time and yours.

 

 

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Charne - thx for the answer! This did it for me when all the other solutions didn't! 😄 😄 😄

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That was weird. On my Z3 Compact it worked with reinstalling after the memory card was inserted. Now it shows on the PC and FileComander that there is nothing on the internal memory but that everything is on the SD card. What I do not understand is why it anyhow shows that inside the "storage" in the settings that it is still on internal memory.

 

Any ideas what it is doing that?

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