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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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... 

 

So please let us know how you get on with this feature.

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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?

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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tongzie
Casual Listener

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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user-removed
Not applicable
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!

jaReyes
Newbie

There is a workaround to this issue. They look like too many steps, but I tried to be as descriptive as possible.

 

1.- Uninstall Spotify from your phone.

2.- Download an old version of Spotify and install it.

               This is the version of Spotify I used to do this on my phone: http://sdrv.ms/P0z6CM

3.- Open the newly installed Spotify. *DON'T LOGIN*

4.- On the login screen, press the menu button on your phone and you'll see 2 options. Select the one that makes a reference to SD location (I don't remember the actual words).

5.- Enter the location of your External SD Card. In my case it was /external_sd .

6.- Save changes.

7.- Login to Spotify.

8.- Make 1 playlist available offline. This will create the Directory structure on the external SD Card and save some of your fles.

9.- Verify that the SD Card has a new directory named Android and the Spotify directory is inside it. You can also check the size of the directory to be sure that the files were saved there.

10.- Close Spotify and go to the Play Store.

11.- Look for the Spotify app and select the option to Update. Now the new version of Spotify will use the external SD card to store your music.

GregofCanada
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I tried using your method using one of my older versions of Spotify (since your link is unavailable) for my Note 2. The problem is that after I changed the path and then logged in, Spotify crashes. I can't figure out what to do. Any advice?

GregofCanada
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Nevermind, I managed to get it working. Right before it crashed, I selected a playlist to download. After it crashed, I updated the app through the play store and the playlist kept downloading on the SD Card. Thank you for the tutorial. Now I need to buy a larger SD card. LOL.

user-removed
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Doesn't work on my GN2 😕

 

Dir: /storage/extSdCard/

 

But files but the files remain on sdcard. 😞

Josef
Regular

Spotify just pushed an update to my phone today, and I'm testing to see where it downloads files to. So far, it seems to be filling my SD card instead of the internal storage, so, fingers crossed, I think they may have fixed it! 

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Richard
Roadie

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... 

 

So please let us know how you get on with this feature.

Check out our Twitter for the latest updates on any service issues: @Spotifystatus

Problem solved? Click 'Accept as solution' to make it easier to find for others!

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Cup8489
Regular

Hi,

 

I just noticed the new update; How can I be sure it will save my offline tracks to my galaxy note 2's SD card rather than the internal memory? I tried looking around in the Spotify App to see if there was a specific setting but no luck.

Joe
Community Legend

Did you read Richard's post above yours? 

Cup8489
Regular

Yes I did; I cleared the data and reinstalled the app, but it simply resynced all my music files back onto the internal hard drive rather than on my SD card.

 

I have the Sprint Galaxy Note 2

matt92
Music Fan

Hi Cup8489,

What's the free space on your phone memory and the SD?

Cup8489
Regular

there is 2.97 GB free on my phone after 4.79 GB of audio and 2.5 gb apps. etc etc.

 

SD card has 26.4 available, total space is 29.32.

Joe
Community Legend

Cup8489, try the steps under Troubleshooting in this post (it adds a manual folder deletion) please. I'd be interested to know if that helps.

smallclone
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I have the same problem. Samsung Glaxy S3.

 

Following the steps on that thread linked above

 

I am trying to locate the com.spotify.mobile.android.ui folder to delet it but it is nowhere to be seen!

Joe
Community Legend

Use the search function in your file manager. It's probably somewhere like android/data

smallclone
Casual Listener

I couldn't find it anywhere using windows explorer. searched for the full folder name and just spotify.......nothing.

 

So I followed the process anyway but it didn't work.

Joe
Community Legend

I don't think windows can normally access the system files on an android. Get a file manager from google play and use that.

Prisoner
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Would just like to say thanks for the work around. It worked perfectly for me apart from the fact that I had to get an old version on another site as the one posted on the link here no longer exists.  Brilliant stuff.  I too would have stopped my premium subscription had I not been able to store files on my own phone where I want.  May still do if they don't listen to their subscribers and fix it.

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