I'm trying out the new version, but can't figure out how to get it to save my playlists to my external SD card. I tried doing it the way it's done with the previous version, but that doesn't seem to do it.
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Ohhh, I'm pissed about this. My phone (running the old version of Spot) just broke, so I got the new version on my new phone today, and am doubly screwed - I've got 14 gigs of playlists already on my EXT-SD card I can't use. I cannot find the pre-5.0 version of the Spotify app anywhere - please post it if you know where it is!
Thousands of us left Rhapsody over this very issue (which they still haven't fixed) and now Spotify screws it up too??? This SUCKS.
Suposedly it's due to google wanting to do away with external cards so they can charge us more for storage like Apple does...
Afront is right! The storage location is remembered when updating to the last version.
I have uploaded a video to youtube showing the workaround for this case.
I also noticed that when formatting the SD card the folder path for the External SD Card gets lost. So then you have to do the steps again!
i have found a work-around that does NOT require root in these threads, but since there is 29pgs to dig through, I will write out how I did it here. I have a Droid 4 on ICS (unrooted), so all instructions are for an ice cream sandwich (version of Android lol) phone, but I'm sure gingerbreak (older version) & jelly bean (newer version) people can figure it out too.
1.) Figure out what the file path to your external SD card is on your phone!!! This is different for different phones
You can do this by going to the app "My Files" >>> click SD card >>> long press any file >>> press Info
For my Droid 4, it was "/mnt/sdcard-ext."
2.) clear cache & clear data & force stop Spotify (Home Screen >>> Menu Button >>> Manage Apps >>> find spotify)
3.) Uninstall spotify
4.) Go to Settings >>> security >>> enable the "Unknown Sources: Allow installation of non-Market apps"
5.) Reinstall the older version of spotify that allows you to choose where to save your music
Note: I have a dropbox link to it below
6.) Open Spotify: do NOT log in... stay on the the main screen >>> hit menu button >>> select the SD location option
7.) Type out the file path for your external SD card. You may want to create a Spotify folder for your files. I did this, but it doesn't make a difference.
8.) IMPORTANT: double check to see if it worked
8a.) Go to Setting >>> Storage >>> look at the available space for your both your internal & external storage space. Write these numbers down.
8b.) Log into Spotify & download some playlists.
Note: You may want to create a large throwaway playlist for this purpose, as the newer Spotify version allows you to download playlists in better quality, so you may want to download your legit playlists at the very end
8c.) Go back to Setting >>> Storage >>> check to see if the number changed for your internal or external storage. if it changed for your external storage, it worked!! :)
9.) Go to the Google Play store & update to the newest version of spotify!
I did this probably at least 2 months ago, and I haven't had any issues with at all. The biggest problem was finding a reliable old version of Spotify. I added the old version of spotify that worked for me to my dropbox account, but this is the first time I tried sharing something to the general public, so please reply it doesn't work.
If you do not understand my instructions, other people have posted the same solution. Here is a link that looks very promising: http://www.julian-young.com/2011/04/21/finding-the-spotify-external-sd-location/
The "install the old app" workaround works for me... except that the application keeps logging off, and each time my playlists keep desynchronizing.
There is a solution for this second problem on the FAQ: "uninstall, wipe cache, reinstall latest version from play store".
So you have to chose:
I chosed third option: get off the train, find another alternative with better functionalities.
I already tried to shame them with this idea http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Implement-accepted-ideas-in-less-than-6-12-months/idi-... it's currently got 143 kudos points (which is over the threshhold for being taken up in internal design meetings) but it doesn't seem to have had much effect. No one in development is willing to say anything and the poor folks here in support can't defend what development are doing and so everyone stays quiet.
An audio bug fix, an updated terms conditions...and hold the applause....a...link...to...a....web page...that provides a privacy statement...what the FUDGE have your developers been doing since the last release?! What was that October?! Again a LINK to a webpage that provides a privacy statement is your only new functionality added in the last quarter?!...wow slow down over-acheivers!!!
I've moved to rdio due to the "background data" issues and the lack of SD card support. Funnily enough rdio's app (although being somewhat buggy) does allow you to set your cache location, in pretty much exactly the same way as Spotify used to allow you to do...
I'm very happy to be bringing you guys some good news - though I do appear to have been beaten to it already.
Our new Android app, v0.5.12, will store your data in the most efficient location on your phone/device. So go grab it from Google Play now.
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.
THANK THE LORDD!!! THE NEW UPDATE FOR SPOTIFY IS ACTUALLY LETTING US SAVE TO OUR MEMORY CARD!!! :D FINALLY.