Omg.... I had the sd card storage activated using the trick with installing older version, now I tried new, cleared cache (from its options) and it's still broken hard. It detected my internal sd-card as better one. Now I have to use the trick with old version once again:/
Please test updates on more than one device before pushing them to public.
On sgs3 there is internal memory under /storage/sdcard0 or /sdcard, and external microsd card mounted as /storage/extSdCard , but is it really THAT hard to give the user option to select the path where he wants to store downloaded files? App files and settings could and should be in the internal memory by default, but downloaded music MUST be in a place the user wants
Hm. We have tested it on S3 devices. Can you please check the amount of free storage on your external sd-card vs your internal and post here? Also, is your old custom cache still left?
I've now cleared cache from system application manager and reinstalled the app, and now the cache is properly stored in extSdCard. Like if the in-app button which clears the cache left some residuals which affected storage detection. Also in spotify_preferences.xml the path is now correctly pointing to extSdCard. Strange, but I'm glad that this is working now:) Anyway reconsider option to change storage place, it would be perfect then and it would suit all users.
Indeed, clearing app data from system settings then relaunching the app appears to have placed data on the SD card. Thanks for finally getting this fixed. It was long overdue, but a preferable fix would still be allowing users to choose the location via an "advanced settings" mode or something similar.
This is rubbish. Now instead of no option we get a free space lottery. Thanks Spotify, after a year the problem isn't solved. Why don't you listen to the complaints and put a bloody option in the menu for people who aren't dribbling out the side of their mouths when they breathe ?!
@weltysparrow wrote: This is rubbish. Now instead of no option we get a free space lottery. Thanks Spotify, after a year the problem isn't solved. Why don't you listen to the complaints and put a bloody option in the menu for people who aren't dribbling out the side of their mouths when they breathe ?!
Not knowing where Spotify is going to choose dump several gigabytes of data is even worse than having it in an undesirable but predictable location. Now you're going to start screwing up people's photos and video captures by overfilling the wrong location without giving them any option to prevent it.
You're putting out an Android app designed for the iPhone crowd. Get it together.
If the app is capable of automatically choosing between different data locations, it's perfectly capable of taking a custom path too.
Even if you want to leave the idiot-proof autodetection as default, add an option for users to select a custom path. Even if you bury that option beneath sub-sub-sub-menus, with confirmation dialogs and secret multi-taps (a la system Dev Options in JellyBean), so that only non-mouthbreathers can find it.
But taking control even further out of the hands of the user, to the point where you're consuming storage space entirely at random without even informing them of what's happening, is entirely unacceptable design.