Storage information

Spotify uses your device  memory to:

  • Store parts of music and podcasts as cache, so it can play without stuttering
  • Store downloaded music and podcasts to play offline

We recommend having at least 1GB of free memory on your device for Spotify.

Manage memory usage

To free up space or fix common issues, you can clear your cache or manage where your downloads are stored.

Pick your device for how to manage memory usage.

Clear your cache

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

Downloads storage

On iPhone, Spotify saves downloads in an encrypted form on your device’s storage.

If you need more room for a new download, iOS automatically frees up space by deleting any unused stored data.

If no more stored data can be deleted, you need to free up space by manually removing downloaded tracks.

Clear your cache

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

Downloads storage

If your Android device has an external SD card, you can store your downloads there instead of the device's internal memory.

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.

The transfer takes a few minutes, depending on the size of your library. You can listen as normal during the transfer, but Spotify restarts afterwards.

Clear your cache

  1. Click  in the top-right and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS.
  3. Scroll down to Offline songs storage 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.

Last updated: 15 April, 2021

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