How to clear Spotify cache?


"The cache is taking up almost 4gb on my sd card. If I delete the cache will it affect my streaming music, playlists, albums, radios, podcasts? Or is that just wasted space I should clear immediately."

What is Spotify cache?

Spotify stores parts of music and podcasts as cache, so it can play without stuttering. According to Spotify, cache and downloaded music are different. Cache is saved for smooth streaming. Spotify does this spontaneously. Downloaded music are stored for offline playback, which is triggered by you.

Is it Safe to Delete the Spotify Cache?

Yes, it is safe. To free up space or fix common issues, you can clear your cache.

How to clear Spotify cache?

On iPhone:

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Tap Delete cache.

On Android:

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Delete cache under Storage.

On Mac/Windows:

  1. Click  in the top-right and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS.
  3. Scroll down to Offline storage location to see where your cache is stored.
    Tip: Click CHANGE LOCATION to store your cache somewhere else.
  4. Go to that folder on your computer.
  5. Select and delete all the files in that folder.

In addition to Spotify cache, if you have Spotify Premium and frequently download songs for offline playback, the downloaded music will also take up storage space on your device.

Luckily, Spotify allows you to store your downloads to an external SD card instead of the device's internal memory on Andorid. Since iPhone doesn't support SD card, so this doesn't apply to iPhone.

Tip: Make sure your SD card has at least 1GB free space. The storage option only appears if your SD Card is available and accessible.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Other, then Storage.
  4. Select where you want to save your downloads.
  5. Tap OK.

Spotify saves downloads in an encrypted form. You can't play them without Spotify app. If you want to download spotify songs as unencrypted songs that can be played at will, you need a professional Spotify music downloader.

How to download spotify music as unencrypted songs?

Pazu Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader that allows you to crack Spotify encryption and download Spotify music as playable songs with either Spotify free or premium account. It supports multiple output formats: MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF, encoded at a top-quality bitrate of 320 Kbps.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Please make sure you have installed Spotify app.

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Step 2 Add Spotify songs to Pazu Spotify Converter

Drag&drop the song/album/playlist you want to download from Spotify app to the Spotify Converter interface.

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Step 3 Change the Output Settings

Click the "Options" button on the upper left corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF). You can change the audio quality, customize the output path, and organize the output file in various ways.

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Step 4 Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.

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Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.

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Now you can transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your USB and play them on any device without Spotify app, play on your car, etc.

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Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

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