Sorry = this is probably one of a gabillion identical questions - but, I can't find a single simple answer to this question.
Can you please explain it to me like I am a 5 year?
> I upgraded to Premium. I listen on my Phone. I have playlists. I marked the playlist I want to listen to while I'm outside running as "Available offline".
I only have 1 GIG data plan with my phone carrier. How do I listen to the music on my playlist while I am out running or walking a half-marathon and training? Do I need to download all the songs first? Do I need to buy extra storage space on my phone or a new phone?? I do not want to see my phone bill next month and all the music was streaming via my LTE/4G carrier waves.
There's about 150 songs on the playlist.
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To make songs available for offline use, you must turn on the switch to make a playlist available for offline.
When you do so, songs within the playlist will start downloading to your phone, one by one (The currently downloading song will have a loading symbol). I reccomend you to do this while you are connected to a Wi-Fi, since a connectionis needed to download them.
Songs that are already downloaded, will have a green arrow symbol next to them. If it is gray, it means it isn't downloaded.
When you download all your songs you can start playing them without an internet connection.
To ensure you aren't using any mobile data, go to Spotify's settings, and activate "Offline Mode".
That way nothing involving an internet connection will get in or out. (Just on the Spotify app, all the other apps will work just as they should)
You won't be able to play songs you haven't downloaded, and you won't be able to search for songs until you deactivate the Offline Mode.
If you have marked a playlist as Available Offline, and songs won't download (no song has the loading symbol and they have a gray arrow next to them) then try deleting apps and stuff you don't need and maybe that helps.
Spotify will stop downloading songs when the device you are using has a small available storage.
(sometimes even if you have 500MB-1GB available)
Hope this helps! ♫