Spotify: How to Download Content Using Cellular Data


"I want to download a song on Spotify, but when I press the download always appear the words: go to settings for download using cellular"  - from Spotify Community

This is because your phone is connected to cellular not WiFi and Download using cellular is not enabled in Settings.

By default, Spotify has turned off the option to download content using cellular data. This means your mobile data isn’t used to download. However, if you want to allow Spotify mobile application to download content using cellular data, our guide will show you how to turn this option on.

Part 1 How to allow downloading with your mobile data

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Audio Quality .
  4. Under Download , switch Download using cellular on.

We recommend downloading over WiFi to avoid mobile data charges.

Part 2 How to download Spotify Music without premium

Spotify premium is not a must to download Spotify music. With the professional Spotify music downloader tool Pazu Spotify Converter , you can easily download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcasts with either free or premium account and save the songs/podcasts to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF.

With Spotify premium, you can only download songs on 5 different devices. If you try to download on the sixth device, Spotify will automatically remove downloads from whichever of the other devices you’ve used least recently.

The downloaded songs can only be played with Spotify app on the device where they are downloaded. You can't transfer them to other devices or play them with other music player. However, with Pazu Spotify Converter, you are not limited with these limitations.

Follow below steps and learn how to download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF without premium. The steps in this article were performed on Mac.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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Step 2 Select Spotify music

Pazu Spoitfy Converter features built-in Spotify web player for you to browse or search Spotify songs, albums and playlists you want to download directly on the interface. You don’t need to install Spotify app. Click the album or playlist you want to download and then click the red icon to load all songs.

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Step 3 Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Spotify Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format or output quality. You can also change output folder and following:

  • Output File Name: Rename your downloaded songs with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number and Playlist Index.
  • Output Organized: Archive output songs by Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.
  • After Covnerting: None, Open the output folder or Put the computer to sleep.
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Step 4 Click the Convert button

Click the Convert button to start recording Spotify music to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click the History icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify song.

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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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