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[HOWTO]Make Spotify cache offline playlists to SD card

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10th November 2012, 10:35 PM   |  #1  
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As of the newest Spotify version (0.5.12.52) the app has a built-in (yet hidden) feature of saving playlists to SD card:
  • Go to Settings and in the bottom select to "Delete cache and saved data". You will be logged out.
  • Log in again and go to Settings and set Download/Stream Quality to "Extreme Quality"
  • Download your playlists and they will be saved to SD card.

Thanks to user nomadjr for the info

Source: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help.../46803/page/60

The old version of the "hack" which is no longer needed:

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The old version of the "hack" which is no longer needed: Found this info on the Spotify forums and thought I'd share it with you guys. It enables Spotify to save your downloaded/offline playlists to your external SD card without using any other apps such as DirectoryBind and Apps2SD and whatever.

Basically you install a previous version of Spotify which supported selecting SD storage (no idea why this feature was removed!) and then upgrading to the latest version while keeping that feature intact.
  • 1. Uninstall Spotify and check that the Spotify folder in sdcard/Android/data has been removed.
  • 2. Install the old version of Spotify from here
  • 3. Start the app and don't log in (if you are logged in auto, log out) and press the menu button and select the SD storage option.
  • 4. Change the standard location to /mnt/extSdCard or /storage/extSdCard and then log in (if it bugs when you log in, just exit the app and try again)
  • 5. Select a single playlist to download/offline play and let it finish downloading before you go to the next step. Don't download all your music here, just a little playlist with a few songs is enough.
  • 6. Go to the Play Store and update the Spotify app to the newest version.
  • 7. Now enable Extreme Quality in the new Spotify app and begin downloading all your play lists :) Provided you did everything correctly, Spotify will now save all offline/downloaded music to the external SD card now until you uninstall the app (unknown if future updates will break this feature)
Check via your file browser that Spotify is indeed saving to the external SD before downloading your entire collection :p If it's not saving to the SD card, the path to the SD card you typed is probably wrong..check it again. All credits go to: Chr1212 @ http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobi...-S3/td-p/82955 neo-x @ http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobi...-p/79997#M4161
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12th November 2012, 05:10 PM   |  #2  
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Thats a nice catch dude, nice one

I assume its working perfect as no-one has commented yet...lovely!
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12th November 2012, 05:55 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Darkside Agent

Thats a nice catch dude, nice one

I assume its working perfect as no-one has commented yet...lovely!

Thx. Hehe probably or they're using one of the mods for having all apps on the ext SD

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14th November 2012, 01:37 PM   |  #4  
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This worked for me too! Thanks for info.

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14th December 2012, 08:31 PM   |  #5  
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This appears to still work! Thank you sooo much!!!
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Perfect. Many thanks!!
21st December 2012, 03:24 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks! Works great on Razr M running Jelly Bean.

One added note:
I used /storage/sdcard1 as the location.

I found this by going to Files > selecting a file on the SD card, viewing details, and finding the path there.
21st December 2012, 05:04 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by y3sh

Thanks! Works great on Razr M running Jelly Bean.

One added note:
I used /storage/sdcard1 as the location.

I found this by going to Files > selecting a file on the SD card, viewing details, and finding the path there.

Cool..glad you found it useful
Yeah, the actual path to the SD card probably varies on different devices.

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I get a loop
Hi, it doesn't work for me! After I have set the location for the offlinefiles i choose login and get a warning message about data transfer, that keeps coming back all over again like a loop! Any suggestions?
25th December 2012, 11:38 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by Cygnusa

Hi, it doesn't work for me! After I have set the location for the offlinefiles i choose login and get a warning message about data transfer, that keeps coming back all over again like a loop! Any suggestions?

Works great for me!
Loop issue when trying to log in eith the old version but at least able to set correct location!

Force close the app, update at Google Play and there you go!

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