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Got the same problem 1 track/1 minute.
Same for me. Extremely slow. Takes hours to sync ~an albums worth of songs.
I just started using the Spotify premium service. I was pretty happy and overwhelmed about the features.
Firstly I only used it on my windows desktop and my macbook. Everythings works perfectly there.
What I did
A while after I found out that there is an iPhone app. I installed it, synced my songs for offline use. Worked!
Than again after a while I found out that there is an iPad app. Also synced for offline use. Worked!
And again I discovered a new feature. "Sync in extrem quality". I changed the settings from high to extrem on both my iPad and iPhone.
Spotify resynced (form high to extrem) all the songs on my iPad within a few minutes. But it takes hours (still syncing) on my iPhone. I tried to reinstall Spotify on my iPhone and restarted it. Didn't help. I can't get Spotify to sync the songs for offline use on my iPhone. Even if I set quality to normal. The problem just appeared out of nowhere.
Long story shot: Offline syncing is slow on iPhone but fast on iPad and Mac. iOS5.1.1. Same WiFi. Worked before, problem just occured.
Seems that many others have the same problem with sync beeing slow on the iPhone. This user also reports that his iPhone is slow but iPad fast.
Please reply and show that you are interessted in fixing the problem or me and I'm sure many others might cancle their subscription which would be a shame. Cause the service you offer is realy great.
This needs to be fixed or I am leaving - I just joined today. RHAPSODY is better.
I've tried high quality on the iPhone. thats still slow as well.
I had to just make a smaller playlist just for the iphone and sync that playlist for offline listening. Kind of annoying but I couldn't just leave my iPhone screen on for a week to let all the songs sync...
neilvg? why bother posting here if you're just going to waste everyones time?
Thanks for your posts everyone else!
@a4suited: I don't understand what you mean. My post "REPLY" was meant to be a further beckoning directed towards the Spotify Team to answer the above posts, specifically the one right before mine, which explicitely stated that Spotify should acknowledge this issue by replying to this thread.
Understand? Admittedly, my post was created out of frustration.
My apologies as "REPLY" doesn't help the situation. Sorry to single you out on this but if you want to get things worked out its usually best to provide them information to work with. iOS. ver, device, etc etc.
I get your frustration though. This is VERY frustrating. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with Apples policies. They don't want people to make money through their apps unless it goes through Apple (i.e. iTunes, in-app purchases, etc. etc.). What Spotify has in place is likely a workaround that isn't the most efficient way. It is the only thing that makes sense,
Seeing as this is a service we pay for and Apple doesn't make a cut off of it I'm pretty sure they are not making it easy for Spotify.I develop for iOS but own Android devices and it syncs up quickly on Extreme. It's definitely an iOS problem that needs to be solved. I do suspect the fix will get Spotifies app pulled from the App store. Even a temporary pull from the app store for such a high profile company is not good. For example even Dropbox has been running into issues with its apps being rejected because of a paid option they provide when signing up as a new member.
We'll see what comes of this. I really do hope they at least give us some answers.
I'm having this problem as well. I've just signed up for Spotify. It's just not oing to be usable at these speeds for syncing offline music. Maybe I'll go back to Rdio.
i've got the same problem too... its unnormal that it takes much time like this to sync the playlists -.- please fix it soon 😛
I just merged two threads together, so I apologise if this looks a little weird.
I just saw the newer replies, so I'll pop this over to our top men again to take a little look at.
Please fix this.
Signed up for Premium Account in order to sync music to iPhone for offline use, but this is UNUSEABLE.
The sync is way too slow. Hours and hours for 3 albums!!!!!
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