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How to prevent Spotify from consuming so much data

Tricks to save mobile data when using the application on the street.

Listening to music on the way to work or study is a relaxing moment before a long day, but this routine can affect the data plan of each one, especially if you add to that the consumption of social networks, image downloads and that there will be other moments to put songs without having access to a Wi-Fi network. However, there are saving solutions.

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For Spotify There are several tools that allow you to manage the consumption of mobile data, in some cases sacrificing the quality of the audio or having to pay the premium subscription to take advantage of all the functions.

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The first thing to say is that the application itself recommends listening to music with Wi-Fi, above mobile data, this for reasons of quality, stability and savings. But in case you have to use the data there are several options to reduce your consumption.

For those who do not have the premium plan, you can look for the ‘Data saving’ option, which is found in the settings. There you can also activate ‘Podcasts with audio only’, so that if there is a video it is not played and uses more internet.

Tricks to save mobile data when using the application on the street.
Tricks to save mobile data when using the application on the street.
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Those who have the subscription have many more tools, such as managing the quality of the music. The platform has three qualities, so the highest consumes up to 10 times more data, almost 30 or 40 MB for each song of about 3 minutes.

There is also the automatic quality, which is not highly recommended when the amount of data in the plan is reaching its limit, because it will only take into account the stability of the internet and will play the song in the highest format, generating greater consumption.

So the best option is to go to Settings, find the ‘Music Quality’ option and select normal, which will be enough to enjoy on the way to work or home. If we are in the last resources of the data plan, reducing it to low quality will be a good option.

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Tricks to save mobile data when using the application on the street.
Tricks to save mobile data when using the application on the street.

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Finally, the best way to avoid high consumption is to download the songs to the device. This can only be done with a premium subscription, but it will be a great benefit because the process can be done from home, with Wi-Fi and on the go, you will not use any data. A function that can be complemented with ‘Offline mode’, so that the app only plays songs and podcasts that have been previously downloaded and does not mix.

It is important that, in case of taking this option, the button to only download with Wi-Fi connection is activated, because the option to download songs with data may remain active and there the consumption will be much higher.

As a last tip, Spotify recommends removing Autoplay as a way of saving. This will allow once a playlist is finished to stop everything and not continue looking for songs infinitely.

In addition, each phone has a data saving system in its settings, in which each user can set a daily or weekly limit, which will allow them to control consumption in various applications or choose a particular one.

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