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No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

Hi! I have this annoying problem with my Spotify. It wont let me download my playlists? I have reinstalled it several times, cancel the download again and again, tried the beta version, removed other playlists that might have effected it, removed songs, removed memory from the phone, tried friends networks, banging the phone to the ground, screaming at it and it still doesn't work. I feel really ripped of because I'm not getting what I'm suppose to from the app. And i know that there is something wrong with the app becuase it doesn't work no matter what I do. What should I do to FIX THIS?! Spotify sucks chimp d*ck right know.

 

And please Spotify staff, please don't act surprised with these kind of problems. I'm not the only one.

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

I got it working! 2 factory resets and a clean SD card did the trick. The first time i did a factory reset it didn't work. The second time, i choose to erease all of my data on my SD card at the same time. That is what you have to do. If you want to keep everything, do a backup before. Ok,

1. Backup everything you want to keep.

2. Do a factory reset and erease/clean you SD card at the same time.

3. Download Spotify first thing when your phone is fully working again. Don't download any other apps while you are downloading your playlists just incase.

4. Download/sync all your playlists.

5. Put everything back again if you want your files which you made a backup of.

 

This worked for me, doesn't mean it will work for all of you. But it should! Sounds hard, but since it seems like Spotify wont release a fixing update this is what you have to do.

Peace!

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

True, I like your theory... Now if only I could get a salary from Spotify :-)

 

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

UPDATE: I did not mention that the 32gb SD card was new. I popped in my old 16gb card and downloaded music and it worked!!! With my 32gb SD card, my offline music would be lost when I closed the app from the multitasking drawer, when I used clean master, when I restarted my phone, or randomly throughout the day or night everyday. With my old 16gb SD card, I performed all these actions and my music was still saved!! Now, my 32gb SD card is a Class 10. My 16gb is a Class 4. Do you think the Spotify app is more compatible with certain SD cards? If it matters, my phone is a moto g 4glte (first generation) with kitkat 4.4.4 and the latest version of Spotify.

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Spotify Legend
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Registered: ‎19-01-2012

Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

Hello.

 

Are you trying to sync over 3G or Wi-Fi? Are you trying to sync tracks from your computer or directly onto the device?

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

That's right!

You are NOT the only one.
I'm getting very frustrated..
Music Lover
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Registered: ‎16-07-2012

Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

Same problem here, worked fine until about a month ago. It's really infuriating.
Concert Regular
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Registered: ‎15-07-2012

Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

same here. i will not pay my hard earned money for some **uh-oh**ty service. This is getting ridiculiuos

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

BOTH! 3G, Wi-Fi, computer, phone. I'm really dissappointed on your new version, but I think you can fix it! Well i hope so. Old spotify was much better, even had Local tracks. This new version only have the looks, otherwise it's ridiculous and money wasting. I would really appreciate if you made a new update which fixes all of these bugs. Thanks!

 

- HTC Desire HD

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Registered: ‎18-07-2012

Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

I'm having the same problem. I had a problem with my offline mode, but now that's fixed. But when I go to a playlist I want to download to my phone, the download never starts. I've tried it w/ or w/o 2g/3g option on, same result.
Music Lover
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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

I'm having the same problem suddenly! I upgraded to Jelly Bean and now I can't download in Spotify.
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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

Hello.

 

I'd recommend a clean installation first of all - every step will need to be completed to make sure it's a fresh version of Spotify. 

 

1. In your phone, go to "Settings" » "Applications"» "Manage applications"
2. Choose Spotify
3. Press 'Clear Data' to erase the cache
4. Press Uninstall to remove the app
5. Restart your phone
6. Install Spotify once again through Google Play, or by visiting m.spotify.com in your device's web browser

 

The version you should be installing should be version number 0.5.1.15. 

 

In order to sync playlists, browse to the playlist you wish to sync, tap on it, and then select the Available Offline option at the top. 

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Re: No matter what I do, my playlists WON'T DOWNLOAD!

Still not working, something is really wrong. I may have to switch to another music app til you fix a new update. Which i hope is soon because as you may have noticed, i'm not the only one with this problem och other kind of problems with your latest release.

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