While audio streaming is far from being as hungry as video streaming, you can still burn your data cap pretty quickly if you listen to a lot of music. And if you find yourself roaming at this point, you can easily accumulate a multi-hundred dollar bill by listening to a playlist or two on Spotify.
Obviously, Spotify is aware of this, so they allowed Premium subscribers to record music for offline listening. It's one of the characteristics that makes it worth $ 9.99 a month . Here's how to use Spotify offline so that it does not use mobile data.
Save your music for offline listening
If you want to use Spotify offline, you need to make sure that you have actually downloaded music to listen to. With Spotify Premium, you can download 3,333 songs for offline listening on three different devices. That's 9,999 tracks in total across everything.
Strangely, there is no way to download individual songs; you must download albums or playlists.
Open Spotify and head to the album or playlist you want to record for offline listening. As long as you're a Premium subscriber, you'll see a toggle that says Download. Touch it and the album or playlist will be saved on your phone. Once the songs are saved, you will see a small green arrow next to them to show them.
If you want to delete songs from your phone, press the Downloaded toggle button again.
Now, when you play one of the songs you have backed up – in my case, everything that comes out of Twisted Sister's masterpiece, A Twisted Christmas – will be played on your phone rather than only on mobile data.
Turn Offline Mode to Avoid Streaming
While simply downloading the songs you listen to most often for offline listening will greatly reduce the use of your data, anything you have not downloaded will continue to stream to your audience. mobile data. If you want to prevent Spotify from broadcasting anything, in order to avoid accidental data drains, you must put it in offline mode.
In the Your Library tab, tap the Settings icon at the top right and select Play.
Press the offline button to bring Spotify offline.
Now, when you use Spotify, you will only be able to play the songs you have downloaded. If you use Search, it will only restore songs on your device.
It is important to note that you can not stay offline indefinitely. You must log in at least once every 30 days so that Spotify can confirm that you are still subscribed.
Block Spotify from the use of mobile data, but not Wi-Fi
Offline activation prevents Spotify from connecting even in Wi-Fi. If you want it to be able to connect to Wi-Fi, but not when you use data Mobile, you must use the data controls of your smartphone to prevent Spotify from using mobile data. We have complete guides on how to manage mobile data on Android and on iOS so take a look at mobile data
Once you've prevented Spotify from using mobile data, it will automatically go offline when you're connected to a cellular network, but you'll still go online when you're signed in. Wi-Fi network.