How to Move Spotify to SD Card on Android/Computer

Q: I've subscribed to Spotify Premium for offline listening without ads on my Android phone. But as time goes on, my Spotify music collection continues to grow, which is devouring my phone's internal storage. To free up more space, I thought of downloading Spotify to SD card. But how to do that?

Indeed, the internal storage on a mobile device is very limited, so putting Spotify on SD card is a great way to solve this dilemma. Then in this article, we'll show you two available methods on how to move Spotify to SD card on Android and computer , whether you're using Spotify free or premium.

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Part 1. Official Way to Move Spotify to SD Card on Android

If you are an Android user, have you tried moving the Spotify app to SD card before? If yes, you find that this option is grayed out under the Definitions > Application> Spotify. Though the Spotify app can't be transferred to the external SD card directly, Spotify allows premium users to store offline cache to SD card on Android. Now, you can refer to the following detailed tutorial to move Spotify downloads to SD card to release space for your device.

How to Get Spotify Download to SD Card Android

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your Android device and click on the 'Your Library' section in the bottom right corner.

your library on spotify android

Step 2. Go to 'Settings', then tap 'Other' > 'Storage' tab.

spotify settings android

Step 3. Choose 'SD card' as the target place to store your Spotify music downloads.

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Step 4. Now, click 'OK' and you can put music on SD card from Spotify instead.

📝 Note: Please make sure your Android SD card has at least 1GB of free memory.

Part 2. Best Way to Download Spotify to SD Card without Premium

As a premium user on Spotify, it's an easy task to transfer Spotify downloads to SD card applying the way above. But if you are using a Spotify free account, things are different because you can't enjoy the download feature. Fortunately, we have found an alternative way to download music from Spotify to SD card that works for all Spotify users.

All you need is AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, which can download Spotify music without premium and convert it to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, etc. with zero sound quality loss. After the conversion, you are free to save Spotify downloads to SD card. Besides, it is capable of preserving all the ID3 tags of music, so when you play them from SD card with built-in music player on your Android phone, it will be no different from listening music on Spotify app.

AudFree Spotify Music Downloader

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How to Save Spotify Downloads for SD Card

Now, please refer to the detailed tutorial below to download Spotify songs for SD card via AudFree Spotify Music Downloader.

Step 1Import Spotify music to AudFree SpoDable
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Run the AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, you can discover your favorite music or find your curated Spotify playlist from the Spotify app. Then you can drag & drop them to the AudFree window. Or copy & paste the Spotify URL to the search box, then press the '+' button to import them.
Step 2Set Spotify output parameters for SD card
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Go to the 'Menu' > 'Preference' > 'Convert' section, and you can start to select the output format (MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV, M4A or M4B) as you want. We suggest you choose MP3 to save as much storage for your SD card as possible. It's also available to select other audio parameters (bit rate, sample rate and audio channel).
Step 3Download Spotify music for SD card
download spotify songs for sd card
Please start the converting process by simply tapping the 'Convert' button from the bottom-right corner of the main interface. Within minutes, you can locate the Spotify music files in the destination folder.

How to Put Spotify on SD Card from Computer

Now that your Spotify songs have been saved as normal format on your computer locally, it's time to transfer Spotify storage to SD card.

copy music from spotify to sd card

Step 1. Please insert your SD card into your computer via a card reader.

Step 2. Click on 'This PC' on your computer and double click on the SD card in the drive list.

Step 3. Simply copy music from Spotify to SD card.

Step 4. Then you can install the SD card containing Spotify music tracks to your Android device.

Step 5. Now, start enjoying Spotify stored on SD card for offline playback.

Part 3. How to Fix Spotify SD Card Not Showing Up

Actually, some users encounter errors when trying to use Spotify on SD card. Such as Spotify pops up a notification like this, "We can't move your data because your SD card may have a problem". Then they are unable to successfully select the Spotify storage location. Based on this, you can follow the tips below to fix Spotify not transferring to SD card issue.

✔️ Restart Your Android Device

First, quit the Spotify app and turn off your Android device. Wait for a while and restart the Spotify app, then check if the error is fixed.

✔️ Clear Spotify Cache

If too much cached data is on Spotify, the Spotify app may have more problems, which in turn leads to the inability to change the storage location of Spotify downloads. Just delete and clear the Spotify cache to solve the problem.

✔️ Replace SD Card

Sometimes, the problem may be with the external SD card you are using. You can try using a different SD card and see if you can move Spotify to SD card smoothly afterwards.

✔️ Reinstall the Spotify App

You can also uninstall the Spotify application and reinstall it. Also, you need to change the default drive to SD card to store Spotify on SD card before reinstalling the app.

✔️ Use AudFree Spotify Music Downloader

If none of the above methods work, you may want to make use of AudFree Spotify Music Downloader to backup Spotify songs locally. Then it will be easy to download Spotify songs to SD card or other devices without any problem.

Part 4. Conclusion

If you are a Spotify premium user, the official method is easier to move Spotify to SD card on Android. As for free users, you can reach the same goal just by using AudFree Spotify Music Downloader. It helps to download Spotify music locally and then you can save Spotify to SD card without premium. With it, all users can keep Spotify music forever without worrying about storage.

By the way, do you have any other idea to put Spotify on SD card? Please let us know by commenting below.

Apr 12, 2023 5:30 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips


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