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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SD Card Issues

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Hello Spotify Community.

 

So about a month ago, I bought a Samsung 128 GB Micro SD Card for my Galaxy Note 4 (Running Android version 4.4.4). After I put it in (I was using Google Play Music at the time), I would download songs on Google Play, and then when I played the songs, an error message would come up that it "couldn't play the song I requested". If I streamed the songs, they would play, but I think the downloaded songs were corrupted. So, after my annoyance with Google Play, I went over to Spotify, like I used to. Now, more problems came up.

 

Yesterday, I tried downloading all of the albums in the "your music" section. It seemed to finish downloading in a day (Slow downloading times). So, I went to play an album and the app just became incredbly slow. And it wouldn't play my music. Then, I tried playing another album, and it wouldn't play. And to make it worse, it started redownloading the album that said it was already downloaded. So, I restarted my phone, and ALL OF MY OFFLINE MUSIC DISAPPEARED. So, I reinstalled Spotify and I'm hoping it doesn't happen again. I have a slight suspicion that it has to do with the SD card. The card works fine. My photos and videos are transferred easily. I have reformatted the SD card, and factory reset my phone, and reinstalled Spotify many times. Please help. All of this downloading is making Spotify incredibly slow. 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SD Card Issues

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Can you try running a chkdsk on the SD card for bad sectors? It sounds like you may have a faulty card, but it's worth trying some tools to see if it can be corrected first.


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I ran a chkdsk and it wouldn't let me scan the drive. It says "the type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive."

And then it asks me if I want to do a check when the computer restarts. I chose yes, but when it restarted, it just checked the C drive. 

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Can you format the card as Fat32


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It's a Samsung 128 gb micro SD. I don't think it can format as fat32, could it? I looked it up and it said that SD cards that are larger than 32 gb are formatted as exfat. 

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NTFS in Windows... formatting it in your phone should set it as exfat


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I could be wrong, but I think the note 4 will not hold that high of a capacity card.  I have one as well and I believe its still at 32 gig max.?

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Note 3 user here with lollipop and a 64gb Micro SD card in exFAT format. I would lose my offline music collection after practically every reboot. Problem solved after I removed the Spotify widget from my Nova Launcher home screen. No more quick playback via widget, I have to manually launch the app by tapping on its icon. Well at least I don't lose my almost 35gb of offline playlists..
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Well, I don't have a launcher anymore, so it can't be that. I don't use any widgets. And to the comment two posts above, the Note 4 should be able to hold any size of SD card. It says 32 gb max, but I have seen many people with larger SD cards that still work. 

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I used to have similar problems with my old Samsung note 2.

I think Samsung has now automatically set which apps will be allowed to be saved on external/internal memory to avoid issues with info retrieval/playability. Spotify app does not have option to store info to external storage. If anyone knows to the cotrary, let me know.

And, Samsung Note 4 can manage 128 GB micro SD.
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