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I have been saving playlists to my iPhone to listen to in the car and avoid using data. Obviously I don't want to take my phone "offline" while in my car and I eave my data on at all times.
My question is if the song/file has been downloaded to my device and is taking up memory, and I play it but still have an LTE/3G connection, is the Spotify playing the downloaded/local file or streaming it even though it is physically stored on my device?
Do you have to go deep into the settings to put the app into "Offline Mode" every time you get in your car and subsequently turn it off when you actually want to stream other content not stored on your phone?
I have been runing under the assumption that the app is using the downloaded/local file but my data usage may suggest otherwise...
Thanks for any help.
I have the same issue (data usage for tracks in offline mode)
Spotify will play the downloaded files, however some data will still be used to communicate with Spotify's server.
To make sure no data at all is used, you will need to turn on offline mode in the settings.
Can you provide the following?
1. The exact device and OS
2. The Spotify app version installed
3. Screenshot of the data usage
Then I can pass it on to staff so they can take a closer look.
ipHone 6 8.3
Data usage - it doesn't show it's from Spotify though, it just shows data usage?!
If you go to iPhone settings --> Cellular
and then scroll down to Spotify it should say how much data was used.
But it will include all the data since you last reset the statistics so it might not be accurate.
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