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Transfering local files to smartphone without Wifi?

Transfering local files to smartphone without Wifi?

Hello there!


I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3, and naturally I wanted spotify on it to be able to listen to music, but I seem to have encountered a little problem. I used to have a HTC Legend phone, which's spotify had the option of syncronising with the phone's SD-card, making it possible to play the local music through spotify, and all was well. But in this new version of Spotify that I have on my Samsung, the 'local files' tab is no longer there, and it appears as if I have to sync my local music with the phone through a wireless network, which is quite problematic since I use a internet cable, not a Wifi network at home. 


Now, to the question: Is there any way I can transfer my local songs to my new phone and have them synched into spotify WITHOUT having to use Wifi? 


Would be greatful for any responses, thanks ya'll! 🙂

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Sorry, without downgrading to the previous version of the app (which doesn't work well with ICS) you have to use wifi to transfer playlists containing your own MP3s to your phone. It's a pain in the **** but this is the way Spotify has decided it is to be for the moment.
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Wow, that's... very disapointing to hear. I mean, why did they feel the need to remove the local files option in the first place, couldn't they have let the user choose which one he/she felt like using, the wifi transfer or the cable to SD-card transfer instead of forcing one upon them and removing the other? Seems a bit uneccecary...


Thanks for your fast answer though!

It's not that they removed it. The new version of the app is a complete rewrite, so somewhere along the line they decided that this was a feature they were either going to purposely leave out (maybe because they are trying to treat Android to much like iOS - see also landscape mode) or didn't have time or resources to finish. Maybe its a feature that will return - fingers crossed!
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