- Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0, Patchlevel 1.10.2017
- Spotify for Android 18.104.22.1685 armV7
- 128 GB Sandisk Ultra MicroSD Card, which was encrypted using Android Settings -> Security -> Encrypt SD Card. The card holds about 60GB of data which is not Spotify-related.
What do I want:
- Offline musik persistent on external storage
What do I do:
- Go to Spotify Settings, set SD card as storage option
- Download some music
- After reboot, in the Spotify Storage Settings, Internal Storage is selected and all my downloaded music is not present anymore.
From my point of view, a likely source for the problem could be this: "The problem seems to be that Spotify always loads and looks for its cache before the encrypted sd card can be decrypted by the system."
This or similar issues are already discussed at several places in the spotify community webpage:
In one of these threads, there was the Idea that we should wait with starting spotify after reboot until the encrypted SD is present. This solution does not work for me, offline data is also lost if I wait for the SD card to become decrypted (which is displayed in the status bar on my S7). I suspect that spotify, or some spotify service is already automatically started after reboot, before the SD card becomes available.
This bug has a big impact for me: I'm regularily flying to countries where I don't have unlimited internet available, and where I have to shutdown my phone on the plane. After landing I have no possibility to listen to my spotify music. Because of this I'm thinking about changing to competition.