When your smartphone is running out of memory, you may want to move Spotify playlist to SD card to save space. In this article, we will share with you how to save Spotify music to an SD card with/without using Spotify premium account.

Can I store Spotify songs on an SD card? My Samsung phone always prompts that there is insufficient storage space. I downloaded hundreds of Spotify tracks in the playlist, I don’t want to delete them. Who can tell me how to save Spotify songs on the SD card? Thanks.

Many users have always posted the questions like “Does Spotify save songs in my SD card? Can I save Spotify music to an SD card?” Sometimes, when you are running out of your phone’s memory, or want to transfer your Spotify playlist to a new phone, an easy way is to move Spotify songs to an external SD card. If you are also in such case, and are seeking a way to save music from Spotify to SD card, you are lucky. This page will introduce 2 best ways to download songs/playlists from Spotify and save them to SD card.

Part 1. Save Spotify Music to SD Card with Premium

It’s generally known that Spotify offers free plan and premium plan. With a Spotify premium account (costs $9.9/month), you can not only enjoy ad-free Spotify muisc, but also download music from Spotify to your mobile device for offline playback. So the easiest way to save Spotify music on SD card is using a premium account. You can refer to the simple steps below.

Step 1. Launch Spotify app on your Android phone, then log in your premium account. Download the songs/albums/playlist from Spotify to your phone.

Step 2. Next, tap the “Your Library” at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Here you can see all the downloaded Spotify music. Select the album or playlist that you want like to transfer to the SD.

Step 3. Now tap on “Settings”, the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen, then tap “Storage”.

Step 4. Click on “SD card”. Finally, tap on “OK” to save Spotify playlist to SD.

Then, plug the SD into smartphones, cars and other devices to enjoy music. However, these saved Spotify tracks are all protected by DRM, you can only play these music through the Spotify app. Not all devices can install the Spotify app. Furthermore, the monthly subscription fee of US$9.9 is not a small amount. What about the Spotify Free users? Spotify free users can’t download Spotify music without premium. In such case, you can use a third-party tools to save DRM-free Spotify tracks to your SD card.

Part 2. Save Spotify Music to SD Card without Premium(Best)

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter comes in handy when you want to download and save Spotify songs to an SD Card without Premium account. It is desktop application which specially designed for both Spotify Free and Premium subscribers to unlock Spotify DRM and save tracks, playlists and albums from Spotify in MP3, M4A, FLAC and WAV without any quality loss. In this way, you can moved the Spotify MP3 songs SD card, USB drive, MP3 player, iPhone, Android, PSP and any device for offline playback.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Free download and install TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on your Mac or PC, then, please login with your Spotify account.

login Spotify account

Step 2. Add Spotify Songs/Playlist to Download
Plen open a album, playlist in Spotify web player, then click “+” button to add songs to the converting list.

add Spotify songs to download

Only few seconds, all songs of this playlist/albme will be added to the converting list. What’s more, as the below screenshow, you can see song information like album, artist, and length of each song be retained.

spotify songs added to the converting list

Then, please select songs to download.

spotify songs added to the converting list

Step 3. Select Output Format
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter lets you select the same output format for all the selected Spotify songs, or set different format for each added song, while other Spotify music converters or recoreders can not do that! Just click “Convert all files to:” in the upper right corner, or “Output Format” next to the song, to choose your preference.

select mp3

Tips: TunesBank Spotify Music Converter offers MP3, M4A, FLAC and WAV output formats. TunesBank’s technical team is speeding up to provide more different formats.

Step 4. Adust the Preferences Settings
Then you can adjust other output settings like bit rate, channels, etc. in “Preferences” menu bar.

adjust output settings

Step 5. Download Spotify Music to Computer
After the above settings, simply hit on the “Convert All” button to save Spotify songs, playlist on computer with lossless quality.

Save Spotify Music to Computer

After that, go to “Finished” section to check the saved Spotify songs.

view saved spotify songs

Step 6. Move Spotify Music to SD Card
Now it’s time to transfer spotify music to sd card. Insert the SD card into the computer’s card reader. Then open “My Computer” on the computer. Copy and paste the Spotify MP3/M4A songs from computer to the SD card. When finished, eject your SD card.

Now you can listen to Spotify music on your card, Android phone or any device via SD card. Or directly move the Spotify songs to any device. No need to install the Spotify app, no network connection, no need to log in to your Spotify account, you can enjoy your favorite Spotify tracks on any device! Great!

Save Spotify Music to SD Card


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