How to store offline music on the external SD card

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How to store offline music on the external SD card

arvul
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https://www.spotify.com/se/help/faq/mobile/android-how-do-i-store-offline-music-on-the-external-sd-c...

 

The steps in this guide doesn't work on my samsung galaxy ace 2 with the latest version of spotify mobile. I cant access the setupscreen through the hardware menukey and i need help!

 

I'm using the newest version of spotify mobile 0.5.1.15.g81977995

on my mphone with gingerbread 2.3.6

 

does anyoone have a solution for my problem? 

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tongzie
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Ah poo.

 

It's unfortunately the final straw for me.  I already downgraded my subscription because the 'offline' play mode is what i wanted - I'll use on the desktop for now still, but will find another solution for the mobile app.

 

I don't really understand why spotify took off what is really an essential feature.

 

also, for spotify admins, please remove the website FAQ that tells people incorrectly that they can still do this.

 

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Liam
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@acallaghan wrote:

I am mesmerised that I cannot use my micro SD to store tracks for Offline play. I will cancel subscription if this is not fixed ASAP. It has taken me weeks of frustration to work out this is why my playlists keep dissapearing.

 

 It's just not acceptable and makes no sense. And how do I actually make a formal complaint about this to be solved anyone?


You can contact Spotify using the Support Form.

 

Be aware that this issue has been in place since the creation of the new look app.

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

Richard
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That's right, as Josef has said - version 0.5.12 will store your data in the most efficient location on your phone/device.

 

To get this to work the first time you may just have to use the new 'delete cache' option in the settings and relaunch the app.

 

We're discussing this particular release over here: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Release-Notes-Spotify-for-Android-0-5-12-52/td-p/353438... 

 

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

user-removed
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Hey, in new version this option is under consideration. However, you are not ignored by Spotify; Spotify is working hard to make a new Android app even better! In the meantime, keep an eye on the Spotify blog. http://www.spotify.com/blog/

 

You can see some cool stuff like Radio in Spotify for Android very soon! Now just enjoy music...

 

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

arvul
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This wasnt my question, i need to sync my playlists because I work in an enviroment where i cant use the radio transmitters on my phone. 1 gb wich i have for internal storage in my phone is not enought for my playlists so i need spotify to access my memorycard.

is there no way to do this in the new android version?

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

user-removed
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As I say, this is under consideration. However I dno not know when people can see this implemented on this new app.

 

Spotify is surely working on a update to Android app. Hope that this update add a microsd support too.

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licenced
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Tis is well discussed (and complained about already) in one of the larger theses on the first page of this forum http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-Android/Exit-button/td-p/79021

Please add your comment there as Spotify will take more notice (hopefully) of larger threads than thousands of small ones that keep pushing the larger threads off the top
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Re: How to store offline music on the external SD card

reks
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Root your phone, then you can move the entire app to SD (and any other app for that matter).

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brynmoorhouse
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reks: Great, so we void a warranty so we can use a feature previously implemented? why couldn't they just have left it in?

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

Tierix
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Even if you root your phone, you can't just move the files to the SD Card!

The issue Spotify has is that Android does not allow moving apps on SD card AND use it as a widget at the same time.

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tongzie
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Ah poo.

 

It's unfortunately the final straw for me.  I already downgraded my subscription because the 'offline' play mode is what i wanted - I'll use on the desktop for now still, but will find another solution for the mobile app.

 

I don't really understand why spotify took off what is really an essential feature.

 

also, for spotify admins, please remove the website FAQ that tells people incorrectly that they can still do this.

 

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

Tierix
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yeah I agree, it should be removed.

The only solution I found is to buy a 32GB internal memory phone (Samsung Galaxy S3), instead of the 16GB internal memoery I had before!
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