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No SD storage option

CharlesMaurras
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Hi,

I have a SD card, set as external memory with lots of Space empty, but there is not the storage option in the app settings.

I tried to format the SD card, to close the app, to reinstall it etc, but it still doesn't work.

I don't have enough space left in the internal memory to download my songs, so I'm stuck now...

If someone know the solution it'll be great.
Thank you
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Re: No SD storage option

Joe
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Thanks for the information @CharlesMaurras. Can you just check that spotify has permission to access the SD card in application manager. If it doesn't, turn the permission on and restart your phone. If you still don't see the storage option in spotify settings, it may be a similar issue to that seen on other Mediatek devices in the past so it's worth trying this solution:

  1. Stop Spotify (Settings -> Apps -> Spotify)
  2. Manually create a folder /storage/sdcard1/Android/data
  3. Copy 'com.spotify.music' and all subdirectories from internal storage to '/storage/sdcard1/Android/data'
  4. Open Settings -> Apps -> Spotify then tap 'Clear Data'
  5. Restart Spotify and log back in again
  6. Set Download quality to 'Extreme'
  7. Try downloading a large playlist
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Re: No SD storage option

CharlesMaurras
Music Fan
Apparently you should set your external memory as standard, then reinstall Spotify. Also check if Spotify is allowed to acces the SD card
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Re: No SD storage option

iRyder
Music Fan

Hi, I had the same problem too with a phone I used to have, it had very little internal space but it had an external SD card. Phones save spotify data to the main drive of your phone, if your phone has built in hard drive, it is saving the spotify information to that location, which is what it is supposed to do. 

Now I cant speak for the company Spotify, but my understanding is that you cant save the spotify music files onto an SD card because the file format that Spotify uses is unique and only able to be used by the program Spotify.

 

When it saves music info onto your phone or computer, it does so to save time and bandwidth so your not constantly streaming the same songs you listen to over and over again.

 

You cant lets say try to save a playlist of songs you like onto your SD card and then give it to your friend so he can download them. You cant do that. But you shouldnt want to do that when you can simply tell your friend to download Spotify and like your playlist and then BAM he has the same playlist on his device

 

Re: No SD storage option

Joe
Community Legend

Hey, could you post the following information please:

  • Phone make/model
  • Android version
  • Spotify version
  • Free internal and external storage ( a screen capture of the storage screen would be awesome).

Re: No SD storage option

iRyder
Music Fan

To store offline playlists on your Android SD card, follow these steps:

 

-- Make sure there’s more free space on your SD card than in your internal storage.

-- Perform a clean reinstallation.

-- Spotify will then automatically sync to the storage with more available space.

 

I went and searched for SD card issues for you and a moderator had this solution that seemed to help people.

But yeah the make and model of your phone would help alot

Re: No SD storage option

CharlesMaurras
Music Fan
Wiko Fever
Android 6.0
The Spotify version is in the screenshot

Thank you
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Re: No SD storage option

CharlesMaurras
Music Fan
Another thing I forgot to mention was that when I tried to do a clean reinstalation of Spotify I couldn't erase the Spotify file in the data

Re: No SD storage option

iRyder
Music Fan

I see your problem, you have selected your internal memory as the default.

Try uninstalling, then change your default drive to your SD card, then install spotify again

Re: No SD storage option

iRyder
Music Fan

Erasing the spotify data in your phone is tricky, each phone is different, Have you tried uninstalling spotify, then going into your phones file directory and manually deleting the Spotify files. Its a pain yes, but if when you uninstalled it and it still left the spotify data then the only way to delete it is to manually go into your phones files. Find the Spotify root folder and delete it manually and that should work

Re: No SD storage option

CharlesMaurras
Music Fan
I've tried to delete the files manualy by the file explorer but I couldn't. It said "impossible to delete the files"

Re: No SD storage option

iRyder
Music Fan

It seems to me that you have a Admin issue on your phone, where you dont have full rights to read/write/erase, or it could be that those spotify files are part of the system files and thats why its not letting you erase them.

How much space do those files take up? if its not alot then just ignore them.

Uninstall Spotify, then Change your default drive to your SD card instead of Internal.

 

The screenshot you sent shows that you selected it to default to your Internal drive, change that to the SD card.

 

Then reinstall spotify

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