Where Does Spotify Store Offline Music?

In this article, we’re going to tell you exactly where Spotify stores offline music across PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone.

However, keep in mind that Spotify saves music in an encrypted format, so you will need to stay signed up to your premium account in order to listen to them.

We will also explain how to delete the Spotify cache on your device since it’s an easy way to get some extra free space when you’re running low.

Let’s get started!

1. Where Does Spotify Store Songs on Windows?

By default, Spotify stores songs in the C drive on Windows. However, if that isn’t the case with your PC, follow this method until the 4th step and then navigate to your location accordingly.

Here is how you can locate and navigate to the folder containing Spotify offline music on Windows:

  1. Open Spotify and click on the More button (three dots) on the top-right corner of your window.
  2. Select Edit and then click on Preferences.
  3. Now scroll down the window and click on Show advanced settings.
  4. In the next window, locate Offline songs storage and check the location mentioned under it.
  5. Once you have checked the location, open File Explorer.
  6. As we mentioned above, the storage files are kept in the C drive by default, so you need to go to the C drive from the File Explorer.
  7. Go to the Users folder and click on your username.
  8. Now go to AppData and open the Spotify folder.
  9. Inside the Spotify folder, click on Storage, and that’s where you will find all your offline songs.

If you find your current location hard to reach, you can change it in Spotify by following the first four steps again.

2. How To Delete Spotify Files on Windows

If you want to increase your storage space, deleting cache files is a good way to do so.

You might have noticed that when you visit a webpage or open an app for the first time on your PC, it takes a bit longer than when you access it for the second time. This is because when we access a program for the first time, our system stores a set of relevant files so that it can use those files to run the program more efficiently in the future.

However, these files are temporary, and it is perfectly safe to eliminate them when needed.

Here is how you can delete Spotify files on Windows:

  1. Open Spotify and click on the More button (three dots) on the top-right corner of your window.
  2. Click on Edit and select Preferences from the list of options available.
  3. Scroll down the window and click on Show advanced settings.
  4. Now locate Offline songs storage and check the location under it. The location mentioned is where the cache files are stored.
  5. Navigate to the location using File Explorer as mentioned in the method above. Once you are inside the folder, delete all its contents.

Doing so should delete the unwanted cache files, thus clearing your storage in the process.

3. Where Does Spotify Store Songs on macOS?

The process of finding the offline files on macOS is relatively straightforward.

Here is how you can navigate to the Spotify folder on your Mac:

  1. Open the Spotify application on your Mac and expand the drop-down menu against your name in the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Click on Settings and locate Offline songs storage.
  3. Check the location mentioned under Offline songs storage. By default, the location will be set as: /Users/”yourusername”/Library/Caches/com.spotify.Client/storage
  4. Navigate to this location, and you will locate all your offline songs there. Simple as that!

Following the steps mentioned above will allow you to access all your offline songs without any issues.

4. How To Delete Spotify Files on macOS

To delete Spotify files on macOS, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Finder and select the Go tab.
  2. Click on Computer and then open the Users folder.
  3. Go to the Library folder and search for a folder named Cache inside it.
  4. Open Cache and locate com.spotify.client.
  5. Inside the com.spotify.client folder, go to the Storage folder and delete its contents.

This should delete the Spotify files on macOS.

5. Where Does Spotify Store Songs on Android?

Spotify will save the songs on the default storage of your device. If your device’s default storage is its internal memory, the songs will be saved there. Otherwise, they will be saved on the SD card.

If you are using Spotify on an Android device, here is how you can access the offline music on it:

  1. Open the Spotify app and click on the gear icon at the bottom of the window to open Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, scroll down to locate the Other option and click on it.
  3. Next, click on Storage and check where the downloaded files have been saved.
  4. Navigate to the mentioned location and find all your downloaded files.

You can also switch the default storage of your device. For instance, if your songs are saved in the device’s internal memory, you can switch to the SD card easily. If you want to do so, proceed to the 7th chapter in this guide.

6. How To Delete Spotify Cache on Android

Here is what you need to do to delete the Spotify cache on your Android device:

  1. Open your Spotify app and navigate to Settings by clicking on the gear icon located at the bottom of the window.
  2. Scroll down the window until you locate Delete cache. Click on it, and all the cached files on your device will be removed.

You can go back to using Spotify and other apps on your device.

7. Moving Your Spotify Songs to an SD Card on Android

Moving your songs and other downloaded files to SD cards is a good way to increase your Android device’s internal memory.

Here is how you can move your Spotify songs to an SD card in no time:

  1. Open your Spotify app and go to Settings by clicking on the gear icon on your window.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the window and click on Other.
  3. Inside the Other window, select Storage.
  4. You will be presented with two options in the Storage window— internal memory and SD card. Simply choose the SD card and then click on OK to save the changes you just made.

By doing so, all the songs will be transferred to the SD card.

8. Where Does Spotify Store Songs on an iPhone/iPad?

In an iPhone and iPad, the music files from Spotify are stored in an encrypted manner. Thus, browsing the file system is not possible due to their very locked-down OS. Simply put, you cannot view the encrypted files on a standard iOS.

However, if you think that the offline files on your iPhone/iPad are decreasing your device’s overall storage space, you can increase the space by deleting the cache files.

9. How To Delete Spotify Cache on an iPhone/iPad

To delete the Spotify cache on an iPhone or iPad, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone/iPad, and from Home, navigate to the Settings.
  2. Inside the Settings window, go to Storage.
  3. Now locate Delete cache and click on it.

Doing so will successfully remove the Spotify cache files from your device.

10. Can I Listen to Downloaded Spotify Songs Without Premium?

The offline music feature is only available for premium users at the moment, which means that once your premium subscription expires, you can’t listen to the downloaded songs.

11. How Long Do Downloaded Spotify Songs Last?

The downloaded songs on Spotify last for 30 days. You must go online every 30 days; otherwise, the downloaded songs will be deleted.

Summary

Now that we have reached the end of our guide on Spotify offline music locations, we hope that our easy yet practical methods helped you access your favorite music offline and delete the cache files. Feel free to reach out to us or comment if you have any questions!

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