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iOS App Offline Tracks Background Download

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I just wanted to know why Spotify iOS doesn't download offline tracks in the background? I know iOS supports this, as all other media apps do it, including Netflix, Prime Video and Apple Music.


Downloading over 900 tracks takes a long time, and if I can't use my phone at the time it's also very boring - or if I do use my phone, I find that I haven't downloaded any tracks at all, making it takes days, rather than hours, to download my playlists.


Please have your iOS developers improve the app by allowing background downloads.




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Furthermore, the new iPhones have OLED displays. It's generally not recommended to have the same image on screen for extended periods of time on OLED displays.

Hi there!

This sounds like a good idea. I’d suggest starting a new thread in the Community Ideas Exchange.

This’ll allow users, Stars, and Moderators to vote and comment on it.


Also, about the burn-in, I agree but you may navigate within the app to avoid that, however the iPhone X has done great with that so I don't know if it would be an issue, never heard of any cases for a year.


Thanks 🙂



Yeah, I know all about the 'ideas board'. I can't stand it.

Also the community management have completely ruined the UX of this site since I was a part of the RSP. It's completely unintuitive and unnavigable now.


How the bleep do you post ideas?!?

cool avatar mate

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