How to Allow Spotify to Download Using Data

Streaming music is popular around the globe. With the advent of online streaming sites, it is easy to listen to your favorite music anytime, anywhere. One such popular streaming site is Spotify. While it is great to stream music when you have Wi-Fi, it can become annoying when you are not connected to Wi-Fi and Spotify does not allow you to download music using cellular data. But did you know there are ways you can allow Spotify to download using data?

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What’s Needed

To allow Spotify to download using data, you will need:

1. A smartphone with a working internet connection
2. The latest version of the Spotify app
3. A good data plan with an adequate amount of data

What Should I Pay Attention to?

Before you proceed, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when allowing Spotify to download music using data:

1. If you are on a limited data plan, downloading music using data can quickly deplete your data allowance, and you may incur additional charges.
2. Make sure you have a good cell phone signal. If the signal is weak, it will take more time to download music, and you risk running into issues such as songs not downloading correctly or not downloading at all.
3. If you are in an area with poor network coverage, it is best to wait until you have a good signal before proceeding.

Method 1: Allowing Spotify to Download Using Data on iOS

Here are the steps to follow if you want to allow Spotify to download using data on your iPhone or iPad:

1. Launch the Spotify app on your iOS device and select the "Your Library" tab at the bottom of the screen.
2. Tap on the gear icon in the top right corner to access the settings menu.
3. Scroll down and tap on the "Music Quality" option.
4. Under the Streaming section, toggle on the "Download using cellular" option.
5. Likewise, toggle on the "Download using cellular" option under the Download section.
6. You can now download music using data. To download a song, simply tap the "Download" button next to the song or playlist.

Pros

– This method is easy and quick to set up.
– It does not require any third-party apps or tools.

Cons

– Downloading music using data can quickly drain your data allowance.

Method 2: Using a VPN to Allow Spotify to Download Using Data

Another way to allow Spotify to download using data is by using a VPN. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Download and install a reliable VPN app from the App Store or Play Store.
2. Launch the VPN app and connect to a server in a country where Spotify allows downloading using cellular data. (Note: Spotify does not allow downloading using cellular data in all countries.)
3. Once you are connected to the VPN server, open the Spotify app.
4. Look for the song or playlist you wish to download and tap on the "Download" button.
5. The song or playlist should start downloading over data.

Pros

– This method allows you to download music using data regardless of where you are.
– You have more control over the quality of the connection.

Cons

– VPN apps can sometimes slow down your internet connection.
– A VPN subscription can be expensive.

Method 3: Enabling “Download Only on Wi-Fi” for Individual Playlists

If you do not want to download music using data for all playlists, you can enable the "Download only on Wi-Fi" option for individual playlists. Here is how:

1. Open the Spotify app and select the playlist you want to download using data.
2. Tap on the three dots icon next to the playlist’s name.
3. Scroll down and toggle on the "Download" option.
4. You will see a "Download only on Wi-Fi" switch. Toggle it off to allow downloading using cellular data.
5. Tap "Download" to start the download process.

Pros

– This method allows you to control which playlists you download using data.
– You can still download music using Wi-Fi for playlists with the feature turned on.

Cons

– You need to individually enable the "Download only on Wi-Fi" option for each playlist you want to download using data.

Method 4: Using a Third-Party App to Allow Spotify to Download Using Data

Some third-party apps, such as Cydia or TweakBox, may allow you to bypass the limitations set by Spotify and download music using data. Be cautious when using these methods as they may be against Spotify’s terms of service and can potentially damage your phone. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Download and install a third-party app such as Cydia or TweakBox.
2. Search for Spotify on the app and download the modified version of Spotify.
3. Install the modified version of Spotify on your device and launch it.
4. You should now be able to download music using data.

Pros

– This method allows you to download music using data anytime easily.
– You can still use the official Spotify app alongside the modified app.

Cons

– Using a third-party app can be risky.
– It is against Spotify’s terms of service and can potentially damage your phone.

Why Can’t I Allow Spotify to Download Using Data?

Here are some reasons why you might not be able to allow Spotify to download using data:

1. Your phone’s settings are not enabled
2. You have a weak cellular signal
3. You are in an area with poor network coverage
4. Downloading music using data is against your data plan policy

Fixes

1. Check your phone’s settings
2. Find a location with a better signal
3. Wait until you are in an area with better network coverage before attempting to download
4. Upgrade your data plan

Suggestions

If you are frequently using Spotify to download music using data, it is recommended to have an unlimited data plan to avoid any additional charges. Also, keep track of your data usage to avoid exceeding the data limit and incurring extra charges.

FAQs

Q: Can I download music on Spotify using data while on roaming?

A: Downloading music using data while on roaming can be a costly affair. It is best to use Wi-Fi or download music before traveling to avoid any additional charges.

Q: How can I manage the download quality of songs while downloading using data?

A: You can choose the download quality of songs in the settings menu under "Music Quality." Here you can choose to download music at Normal, High, or Very High quality.

Q: How can I pause or stop a song from downloading?

A: To pause a download, tap on the download icon next to the song, and it will pause. To stop the download completely, swipe left on the download and tap on the red "X" icon.

Q: How do I delete downloaded songs?

A: To delete downloaded songs, select the playlist or album, swipe left on the song, and hit the delete option. Alternatively, you can go to "Downloads," where all your downloaded songs are saved, and select the song or album you want to remove.

Q: Does downloading music using data affect the sound quality?

A: No, while downloading, the quality of the song is unaffected, and you can choose to download the song at the desired quality.

Conclusion

With these methods, you can now allow Spotify to download using data. While you should be careful as downloading music using data can quickly deplete your data allowance, it can be useful in scenarios where Wi-Fi is unavailable. It is always a good idea to have an unlimited data plan or manage your data usage to avoid any additional charges.