How to save data on Spotify: all options

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Spotify is one of the most used applications on Android in Spain today. This is an ever-improving application with many features, such as video podcasts. Listening to music or podcasts in the application is common for many users, although this is something that tends to consume a lot of mobile data.

Luckily, there are ways to reduce data consumption in the application. Thanks to this, you will be able to prevent Spotify on Android from continuing to use up as much mobile data as before, but without your user experience going to be worse, which is important for a good use of the app.

Spotify data saving

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In the application we find a feature called Data Saver. This mode will reduce data consumption in the application, it is in fact the most effective method for this, since it achieves up to 75% data savings. Although the quality of the reproduction is worse, so it is a method that will have an effect on your user experience. But it is a good way to avoid that data consumption is too high.

  1. Open Spotify on Android.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Enter Data Saving.
  4. Activate data saving.

Streaming / Playback Quality

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This is a manual way to change the quality of playing music in the app. If you have activated the data saving mode, it will automatically go to a low quality without you having to do anything. But it is possible that you have not activated it, so you have the possibility to manage this manually. If you are a premium user and enjoy the highest quality of reproduction, you can go from registration to automatic, which will already mean a reduction in data use.

  1. Open Spotify on Android.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Go down to the Music quality section.
  4. Go to Streaming.
  5. Select the desired quality (the lower, the less consumption).

Disable Canvas

Spotify disable Canvas

It has been a little over a year since Canvases were introduced in Spotify, which we talked about when they were launched in the application. It is a series of videos played in songs (not all) in the app. There may be times when they are visually interesting, but if you are playing music without looking at your phone, which is very common. The application allows you to disable them, which is a good way to save data and battery. It can be done this way:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Look for the Canvas option in the settings.
  4. Disable this option.

Manage Spotify downloads

Spotify music quality

Spotify allows you to download music, for you to go to listen later without internet connection. An ideal function to reduce the consumption of data in the application, although you have to configure the download, so that you only do it with WiFi, because otherwise you will consume too much data. So it is convenient to have this configured in the app, following these steps:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Go to the Music Quality section.
  4. Click on downloads.
  5. Choose the quality of the music.
  6. Deactivate the option Download via mobile network, if you have it activated.

Truly the best option to reduce data consumption is to download the music you like on your phone, so that you will be able to listen to it at all times without an Internet connection. Although if you have a lot of songs that you want to download, the process may be too long.

Play without pauses

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This is a function that can also help reduce data consumption on Spotify on Android, if used correctly. The pause between songs in the app is something that bothers many, but that we can manage. We have an option called Play without pauses, although having it activated will consume more, since when a song ends, the next will be played, without us being able to do something about it.

If you want more control over playbackAs well as reducing data consumption in the application, by disabling this feature, we can get this. It can be achieved by following these steps:

  1. Open Spotify on your phone.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Go to the Reproduction section.
  4. Look for the No pauses option.
  5. Disable this option.

Use Spotify Lite

The lightest Spotify is now official after a year of testing

One version of the application that we can use is Spotify Lite, which arrived a couple of years ago on the Play Store. It is a light version of the application, which consumes less resources in all aspects. That is, it takes up less space, consumes less battery and also consumes less mobile data. Although it is a version designed mainly for Android phones within the more modest range, it can be an additional help for many users.

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