If you are a premium subscriber of the popular Spotify music streaming service, you know that one of its premium benefits is being able to download your playlists and play them offline on your phone. The bad thing, though, is that it can eat up your phone’s storage space rearly fast if you have a big playlist.
If, for some reason, Spotify saved the cache (offline music) to your (Android) phone’s internal storage and you are looking to move them to an external SD card (that is, if your phone supports an external SD card), here is how you can move offline music to external SD card in Spotify.
Note: For Spotify to save music to an external SD card, the only requirement is that the remaining storage space in the SD card must be more than the phone’s internal storage. For example, if your SD card only has 4GB of space left and your phone’s internal storage has 5GB, Spotify will still save the offline music to your phone’s internal storage.
1. First, you have to clear all cache and offline music from your phone’s internal storage. To do that, open the Spotify app on your Android phone and go to its Settings page. (Tap on the cog icon at the bottom of the page).
2. Scroll all the way down to the end. You should see the option “Delete cache and saved data.” Tap on it and select OK to delete all cache and saved data from the phone’s internal storage. This will also log you out of Spotify.
3. (Optional) Using a file manager (we recommend ES File Manager), navigate to the “Android -> data” path. Find the “com.spotify.music” folder and delete it.
4. Lastly, log in to the Spotify app on your phone and start saving your playlist offline. Using the file manager you will see that the offline music will now be saved in your external SD card (in the folder “Android -> data -> com.spotify.music -> files”).
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