How to Transfer Tidal Music to SD Card

Tidal offers high-quality music to its users. You can also download Tidal music for offline playback. However, if you download high-quality music, you may find that your phone runs out of space. Therefore, saving Tidal music to an external drive, such as an SD card, would be a perfect option.

Tidal allows users to save music directly to the SD card by changing the download location in the settings window. However, some users have reported that the application does not recognize SD cards. Don't worry, in the following section, we will show you how to use the Tidal app to download Tidal music to an SD card. We will also introduce another way to transfer Tidal downloads to an external SD card. After that, you will be able to play Tidal music in your car or on other SD card-supported devices.

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Part 1. How to Download Tidal Music to SD Card via the Tidal App

To download Tidal music to your SD card, you need to have a Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus account. In addition, you need to make sure your Android phone is running version 5.0 or higher.

Where does Tidal store offline music on Android and iOS devices? It must be made clear that the downloaded Tidal music is a cached file, but not a local file. This means that you cannot find the location of Tidal downloads, only millions of small files in the cache. You can only play the downloaded music on Tidal offline. You are not allowed to play them on other devices that do not support Tidal.

Step 1. Open the Tidal app on your Android or iOS phone, and then navigate to the 'Settings' section.

Step 2. Please go to the 'Music Playback' > 'Download Destination' option to open the setting window.

Step 3. There are two options for your choice, respectively 'Internal' and 'Memory card'. Please check the mark before 'Memory card'.

Step 4. Now, you can start to download Tidal music offline and all Tidal downloads will be saved on an SD card well.

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Troubleshooting of Downloading Tidal Music to SD Card

You have done the above steps, but met the issue of 'Tidal not saving all offline content to an SD card? Or, you even couldn't make Tidal download destination as an SD card? No matter which situation you are in, there are three troubleshooting you can do to solve them below:

  • To save music to your SD card, your Android phone should be running 5.0 or higher versions. Otherwise, you will be limited to saving Tidal music in internal memory.
  • Check whether your SD card is mounted well and check the Tidal app permissions. Sometimes SD card could be popped up randomly and automatically.
  • Check the memory of the SD card to make sure you have a lot of space to store Tidal downloads. If not, please change one.

Part 2. How to Transfer Tidal Music to SD Card via AudFree

By following the above way, Tidal songs are only cache files stored in your SD card. When you cancel your Tidal subscription, all Tidal downloads will disappear automatically. Besides, you can't use an SD card reader to recognize Tidal songs. It's impossible to listen to Tidal music on other devices from an SD card.

So, in this section, you will get a better way to save Tidal music to SD card. Here, you need to draw support from the professional AudFree Tidal Music Downloader. It is well-designed to download Tidal music to the local computer. Moreover, it has the ability to convert Tidal music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, and more. After converting, you can transfer the downloaded Tidal music to SD card. You have the ability to listen to Tidal music by recognizing this SD card.

The best part is that you can use this downloader regardless of whether you have a Tidal subscription or not. This means that you can listen to Tidal offline even without a subscription. So, why not install the AudFree Tidal Downloader and enjoy Tidal music without restrictions? By clicking on the "Download" button below, you can get the free version of the AudFree Tidal Music Downloader.

AudFree Tidal Music Downloader

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  • Download Tidal music to local drive without a subscription
  • Convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, AAC, etc.
  • Keep original ID3 tags and 100% lossless audio quality
  • Save Tidal music to SD card, USB flash drive, etc.

How to Transfer Tidal Music to SD Card - Detailed Guide

Let's see how to use this tool to download Tidal music to SD card-compatible audio files. After that, you can easily move local Tidal downloads to SD card.

Step 1Copy and paste Tidal songs for download
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When you launch Tidal Music Downloader on your computer, you will see Tidal app will be opened at the same time. You can discover Tidal music that you'd like to save to the SD card on the Tidal app. And then, please click this item to choose the 'three-dot' icon > 'Share' > 'Copy Tidal Track' to copy the Tidal link. Paste it to AudFree's search box and click the '+' button, it will take a second to load Tidal songs. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the songs you want to download to this downloader.
Step 2Adjust Tidal output format to MP3 for SD Card
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Click the top menu icon on a Windows computer or the 'AudFree Tidal Music Converter for Mac' on a Mac computer. Choose the 'Preferences' > 'Convert' option, the setting window will be opened automatically. Now, you can start to define output format as MP3 because MP3 is compatible with most players and devices. You can also change the destination folder by clicking the 'file' icon to store Tidal downloads.
Step 3Download Tidal music for saving to SD card
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Once all settings have done, please click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner. Tidal Music Downloader will download songs from Tidal onto computer. It also will convert protected Tidal music to common audio files that can be transferred to an SD card without a problem. All ID3 tags can be preserved in converted Tidal tracks.
Step 4Transfer Tidal music to SD card for storage
You can locate all Tidal music and playlists by clicking the 'history' > 'search' icon. Alternatively, please click the 'file' icon to find the Tidal destination folder. And then, insert your SD card into your computer via a card reader. Once connected, please drag and drop Tidal music files to the SD card folder for saving.

Part 3. FAQs about Tidal Download to SD Card

Q1: Can I Download Tidal Music to SD Card?

A: Yes, once you have a Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus subscription, you can set the download destination to your SD card.

Q2: Where Are Tidal Downloads Stored?

A: All the Tidal downloads are stored as cached files. You can only play them offline from the Tidal app. You are not able to play them as single tracks themselves.

Q3: Does Tidal Have a Download Limit?

A: Yes, Tidal only allows you to download up to 10,000 songs with 3 Android or iOS devices.

Q4: How Do I Transfer My Downloaded Tidal Music to SD Card?

A: You can use AudFree Tidal Music Downloader to move Tidal downloads to SD card. With it, you can download and convert Tidal music to your computer's local drive. Then you are able to transfer the Tidal downloads to your SD card.

Here are two ways to download Tidal music to SD card. If you just want to save your phone storage, you can choose the first way. But if you want to keep the downloaded Tidal songs or listen to them on other devices, you need to use AudFree Tidal Downloader. With the second way, you can always back up your Tidal songs and listen to them offline on SD card-enabled devices without a subscription.

Oct 18, 2022 4:40 PM

Updated by Miley Swift to Tidal Tips


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