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I have bought an iphone 8 and wanted to download all my songs. But it only downloads when the app is open and im not idle.
This takes a lot of time because im about to download like 2k songs.
I never had that problem with other devices. Any ideas?
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To download, the Spotify app needs to stay open, otherwise after 5-10 minutes it will stop downloading in the background. This is due to Apple's background activity restrictions.
The best way is to go into the iPhone settings:
Settings --> Display --> Auto Lock --> Set it to "NEVER"
Now leave the Spotify app open on your iPhone and let it sit on a table plugged in to power to download. I also usually turn down my screen brightness very low while this is happening to not wear out my screen.
When you are done, make sure to turn "Auto Lock" back to your preferred setting and you can turn your screen brightness back up.