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Hello. I recently became a Spotify Premium member after using Freefor about a year. I love the service; however, I feel that the Android app is a bit lacking. I use the downloading playlists feature to avoid having to be constantly connected to a network and therefore save battery, but have noticed that any usage of Spotify, even while listening to downloaded music in offline mode while my phone is in airplane mode causes the battery to die very quickly. 1% of drain per minute is the average, I would expect this behavior while streaming high definition video; not while listening to downloaded music. It is very frustrating to have to stop listening to my music to charge my phone after only an hour at work. Additionally, my device becomes very hot when listening to music with Spotfiy.
If this is a normal occurrence with the Android app, I would hope for a fix very soon. I am glad to be a Premium member, but am not too happy with the Android app.
My phone is the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint, if that helps with anything.
Thank you for your time.
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for me it is the same problem. I am listening on my iPad and Spotify shows on Android Phone what is playing. I don't want this. It needs a lot of battery time :-(. Please give a fix.
still no solutions for android users its ridiculous .so as a new android user time to cancel premium membership after all this time.
Here's my "solution".
Once you're done using Spotify, simply hit the macro (each time) and go on with your day.
P.S. I know you can create the macro without root access, but I'm not sure if it will also close the background service, rather than just the app, which is exactly the point anyway.
Thanks for this. I'm going to try it and see if it fixes some of my battery drain issues.
Something's not right. I too use a S7 Edge running spotify 126.96.36.1992. I just fired up spotify for the first time today and it has used <1% of battery in 15minutes.
Are you going on the percentage shown in the battery usage display? That shows the total battery usage since last charge and breaks that down into percentages used by apps. So, if only one app was used since last charge, it would show 100% against it.
If you go to the app manager and select spotify then tap "battery" it will show you what percentage of the total battery capacity it has used.
I'll try pictures @Ommidi since it seems you musunderstood me.
So this battery usage screen shows that spotify used 10% of the total used by all apps since last charge. If you add up all the individual percentages they'll total 100% give or take a bit for rounding errors. The percentages shown here are meaningless in isolation.
This screen capture shows that spotify used 1% of the battery capacity since the last charge. This is the significant figure and, if that was 12% after 10 minutes usage then you would have a problem as spotify would drain the battery in 80 minutes. Only this figure is relevant.
The bottom line is to check the actual usage as a percentage of the battery capacity in app manager and I suspect you really have nothing to worry about.
I've been using Spotify Premium since May this year without problems. But for the past few days, Spotify has been:
- freezing mid-song at random times
- draining the battery on my Samsung Galaxy S7 and making it unusually hot
- crashing, sometimes not responding
What's going on?
By the way, I've listened to Spotify for maybe around 3 hours total since I last charged my phone. It drained 22% of my battery. Is that normal? I had 86% battery when I got to work this morning. I turned on Spotify, listened to my offline songs, and a couple of hours later (and a few Spotify restarts later since it kept freezing), I was shocked to find my battery was at 33%. My phone was extremely hot as well. I immediately force closed Spotify at that point. I needed my phone to stay alive for the rest of the day.
I'm having the exact same problem on my Galaxy S6
Same here. SGS7 with Nugat - up to 6% akku consumption per hour during listening via Chromecast Audio.
Same here also on Android 6
I'm a premium user for more than 2 years using Spotify in various smartphones (LG G3, G4, G5 and Samsung S7) and in all models I have faced this battery issue, besides other problems like app very slow, crash and SD card library corruption. I have reported all these issues in Google Play already, but today I'll focus on the excessive battery drain.
I have used the Google Battery-Historian tool to make a detailed analysis and it's clear that Spotify has battery performance problems. The tool is reporting what the other users are also reporting, the app is draining around 5% of phone battery by hour with screen off and local library (no network usage). This is too much for an audio player, something is wrong.
I could help you to fix that if you give me access to the Google Console to better analyze and check the Android Vitals indicators.
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