Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

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G-0wen
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Just bumping the thread. I've found disabling iCloud sped things up a little, atleast now the number of tracks synced goes up while I'm looking. To turn off  the icloud just go setting>icloud>storage&backup>ManageStorage>Tap your device (iPad, iPhone etc)>Then turn Spotify off.

Other than that all I can think of is it's the server load. Maybe I should try downloading all my playlist on my computer and then syncing to my device...

Re: Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

nerdnina
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Bump.

 

Having the same issue. Re-subscribed to try this amazing-looking offline mode thing. Started syncing when I got home from work so that I could go for a QUICK run before it get's dark. An hour and a half later, 4 of my 22 songs have been synced to my iPhone on normal quality.

 

So much for my quick run.

 

Why does it only sync to phones via wifi anyway? I have my phone connected via USB, wouldn't it be faster to just use that like a normal piece of technology? If it syncs to iPods via USB cable, why not iPhone? Surely it would be infinitely faster.

 

The playlist that I'm trying to sync to my phone has already been synced to offline mode on my PC, should it not just be transferring the song data then? That really shouldn't take infitnite amounts of time per song.

 

Fail :(

Re: Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

antulik
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Just renewed my subscription but after adding few albums remembered how exteremely slow the synchronisation is and after looking at this thread seems like everybody have that issue. I won't be surprised if it was done on purpose, kinda way to limit downloads, but for some reasons wasn't mentioned anywhere.

Re: Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

nerdnina
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It may also just be how iOS devices deal with 3rd party stuff. I've heard of a few developers saying that they have trouble with audio. Oh well. It seems to be getting easier. I think it's just that initial chunk of stuff that you want to sync which becomes a problem. But to be honest I am really happy being able to carry the music around with me once it's there now, which I appreciate greatly :)

 

I have also noticed that if there is a song that I REALLY want to listen to which hasn't synced yet, I can always just turn offline mode off, stream that one song to the end, then turn offline mode back on and that song will now be synced for my offline mode enjoyment. It's streaming hours of songs on the drive home in online mode which is the problem for the phone bill :)

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firetraq
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well the ipad 2 is slow to even download apps from the store, i think the wifi antenna is to blame and spotify are clearly not reporting this, least apple comes down on them. 

 

I honestly dont think there is a thing they could do unless you could sync from the desktop spotify app.

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Chintaru
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I upgraded to Premium yesterday and found that it's relatively faster to sync offline playlists on your computer first, then connect your phone and sync it with your computer. I only wanted to have my favorites/starred playlist available offline on my phone and synced it on my pc (which took less than 5 hours for 523 songs). It was also syncing on my iPhone but extremely slow, but then I hooked my phone up with my pc while having Spotify open on both, and I noticed that Spotify on my pc was syncing the playlist with my iPhone. Which took about 45 minutes :)

 

HTH

Re: Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

nerdnina
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I might test this if I ever get some spare time to waste on it. Thanks for the tip!

Re: Spotify is extremely slow to sync offline playlists on iOS

Chintaru
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No problem :) I must point out though that just now, after everything had synced, I disabled syncing through 3G and the Available Offline switch for my playlist on my phone was suddenly set to 'off'... When I switched it back to 'on', it started syncing all over again (?!) so it seems there's a bug in the app :( Resyncing does go slower now that I disabled syncing over 3G, about 150-200 songs an hour (estimated, it's been a little over a half an hour now and it synced nearly 100 songs).

 

Edit: okay so I'm syncing for the third time now, apparently accidentally selecting a higher quality for syncing and declining resyncing, it resets the synced files. Eventually the data was on my phone, but no file was synced and switching qualities didn't bring it back. So I had to completely delete the app, reinstall it and then sync it again, with default settings. Now it's syncing a song about every 5 seconds. Let's hope the files stay synced this time... I'll report a bug as soon as I get home from work.

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davep
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Just trying to move everything over to the iPhone 5  and attempting to resync all my playlists and this is excrutiatingly slow. It appears that it its not just an iPhone 5 issue but rather an issue that has been around for months.

I have been using Spotify on my iPhone 4 and have LOVED every second of it. Please get this sorted out as I dont want to have to wait weeks before I can listen to my offline playlists again! I spend a lot of time on the road and LOVE my tunes!!

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iRuckus
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So, I'm currently syncing about 11.5 GB of songs or 1,600 to my iphone 4S. And after reading all of the posts in this thread I've come to grips with the idea that this is a forever long process. I've been syncing for about 15 minutes now and it's at 21 songs!

 

I've got my phone sitting right near my Cisco Router. that is broadcasting over the N-band. (Which for this makes no difference, but thought I'd point out that i"m not on some ancient router) My connection is a 30+ MBps Cable connection. And it's still moving this SLOW??  Is there something that can be done??

 

Also, Why the poop does'nt it just countinue sycning where it left off or does it just restart ALL over??

 

So, best work around is just let your phone sync whle you go to sleep for the night!

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