Hi, im thinking of getting spotify premium but i am wondering how it works. I know how to add music using the + button on songs/albums to create my library on spotify.
1. when you swipe the offline mode, are the songs downloaded on to your mobile phone in the spotify folder?
2. if you want to delete any of these songs that have been turned into offline mode (ie. downloaded on to the mobile device), do you just simply remove them from your library by tapping the - symbol next to the songs and swipe the offline mode button again to resync the new library?
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Your Spotify library ( I call it the marked favourites) is the same across all devices (so yes, it is sync'd).
Add a song to your library by phone, and it will immediately show on your computer too (assuming they are connected to internet).
But music is only downloaded for offline use to a device if you slide the 'Available Offline' on the specific device.
So you can have different offline downloads on different devices. Or nothing downloaded to one (e.g Computer, so play your library online only), and all or some downloaded for offline on your phone for when you are away from home.
To remove downloaded music, just slide back the 'Available Offline' of the songs/album you don't want to use offline. It will then un-download to give more memory space.
Your phone can stream whenever it is connected to wifi.
The offfline mode in the settings menu is to stop your phone from connecting to Spotify.
I.e if you want to use the phone or other devices for online and dont want Spotify using wifi bandwidth. This is the only use for this offline mode in the sttings menu.
But generally, leave this button switched off, unless you really do not want the device to connect to Spotify.
If you enable the device to do so (switch on the permission for data connection) then you can stream or download via mobile network.
But this is a device setting. Spotify wont be able to do it automatically.
I never enable it - too expensive for me (here in France).