The majority of us like using Spotify for anything from listening to the newest podcast episode on our drive home to lo-fi beats while working. If you use Spotify often, you are aware of how easily and rapidly it can take up mobile data.
The good news is that you can easily turn off mobile data consumption and still listen to the newest podcasts and playlists wherever you are, even while you’re offline.
How to Turn Off Spotify Cellular Downloads on an iPhone
The procedures in this post were carried out using an iPhone 11 running iOS 13.6.1 and the most recent Spotify app that was available at the time this article was created.
Step 1: Launch the Spotify app.
Step 2: Tap the gear icon in the Home tab’s upper right corner.
Step 3: Select the choice for Music Quality.
Step 4: To disable Download Using Cellular, tap the button to the right of it.
Keep in mind that only cellular downloads are halted by this. Go to Settings > Cellular and press the button to the right of Spotify to turn it off if you don’t want Spotify to use any cellular data.
How to Download Music From Spotify for Offline Listening
On Spotify, there are two types of content: static and dynamic. Both types of content can be downloaded without using cellular data.
Albums, playlists, or podcasts that you’ve liked or saved to your library but don’t regularly update are examples of static content. There is just one download required for static material.
Playlists like your Release Radar, Discover Weekly, or New Music Friday playlists—or any playlist the app creates based on your listening preferences and habits—are examples of dynamic content. Daily or weekly updates are required for dynamic content. Dynamic material will automatically download in the background when you download it.
Both types of content can be downloaded using the same procedures:
Tap the gray down arrow icon on the screen for the playlist, song, or podcast. As soon as the material is downloaded, it will become green.
I’m done now. Since you modified the settings for iOS and Spotify, playlists will only download when you are connected to Wi-Fi. This is just one of the many ways you can enhance your mobile Spotify experience.
Never Worry About Using Your Data With Spotify Again
The Spotify app and your iPhone are now configured such that you may download the newest podcasts and music without using cellular or mobile data.
To keep your dynamic playlists up to date, all you have to do is sometimes connect to Wi-Fi, open Spotify, and download the most recent episode of a podcast to your phone. Without using (or paying for) more data, you may soon start singing in the vehicle.
Discover New Tunes With Spotify
There is nothing preventing you from discovering your new favorite song if the Enhance feature is available. Of course, you can do it yourself and don’t have to wait for Enhance to find your new music on Spotify.