Where Does Spotify Download Music To? How to Find Them?
Spotify, the world's popular music streaming platform, has provided an advanced music playback experience for people to have the music trip in an enjoyable way. For Spotify Premium users, they are even available to download Spotify songs for playback offline without turning on the network connection. When Spotify songs are downloaded, users can access them in the "Office Mode" to stream them inside Spotify.
But people then would also wonder, are the downloaded Spotify songs can only be found in Spotify platform? Where does Spotify download music to? Can I access the downloaded Spotify songs outside Spotify platform to stream them with other players? Now, you can find the answers in the following parts of the article. Just have a look!
Part 1: Where Does Spotify Download Music to Windows/Mac?
When Spotify saves the downloaded songs to your library inside the platform, it will also keep the downloaded files on your devices as the cache data. It would be a little hard to find them. But still, because Spotify will create a specific folder to save the generated cache files of Spotify, by following the steps below, you can find the downloaded Spotify Music on your devices easily.
If you are using a Windows or Mac computer, open the installed Spotify software and then go to "Settings", you can see the location where saves the downloaded Spotify songs in the "Offline song storage" part. By following the path on Windows/Mac, you can access the folder where Spotify download music saves.
- On Windows: \Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage
- On Mac: Users/"your username"Library/Caches/com.Spotify.Client/storage
Part 2: Where Does Spotify Download Music to iPhone/Android?
After knowing the download paths where to save the downloaded Spotify files on Windows and Mac, for mobile users, you may also want to know where Spotify downloads music to.
But actually, for iPhone users, you won't be able to access the downloaded Spotify Music, because Apple strictly prevents people from tracking confidential files to protect data privacy. As a result, you can't check the download path on Spotify like on Windows and Mac to find where Spotify downloads music to.
If you are using an Android smartphone, unlike iPhone, you can find the download location and access the downloaded music files saved by Spotify. The storage path for Android will be "Android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui/files/spotifycache/Storage/".
Part 3: How to Change Spotify Download Location？
Sometimes, you may want to change the Spotify download location to save the downloaded songs to another folder for saving offline. So, when we can know where Spotify downloads music to, is it possible for us to change the location too? Actually, it can be done! Now, you will see what we can do to change the download location to save the downloaded Spotify songs on our devices.
Step 1. First, you will need to create a new folder on your computer where you want to save the downloaded Spotify songs.
Step 2. Open Spotify. You should go to "Settings" and turn download to "Offline songs storage".
Step 3. Click the "CHANGE LOCATION" button provided here. Then in the window that pops up, choose the created new folder in Step 1 and click "OK". Now, you just successfully change the location to save downloaded Spotify Music on PC.
Step 1. Open the Spotify app on your Android smartphone. Then choose "Home" tab and click the "Settings" button in the top-right corner.
Step 2. Scroll down to "Other" part and find the "Storage" option. Click it and change the place where you want to save Spotify data ("Device storage" or SD card").
Step 3. When you have changed the location, click "OK" and the download path will be successfully saved to the new setting.
Part 4: Bonus Tip: Is It Possible to Convert Spotify Downloads to MP3?
However, even if we can find the downloaded Spotify music files on Windows, Mac, and Android, we can't freely play them outside Spotify, burn them to CD or use them in other ways as we want. This limitation happens because Spotify songs are protected by DRM, a technology used to lock Spotify songs from being copied or played outside the Spotify platform. In other words, we can do anything to enjoy the downloaded Spotify songs and we can even find them saved offline on our devices.
But if we can use MuConvert Spotify Music Converter, things will be different. This software also provides the music download function for Spotify free users to download Spotify songs for offline playback. And more, it lets people convert the downloaded Spotify songs to common audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC without DRM protection, so that the files can be saved outside Spotify in any folders and played offline, or used in other ways freely as people want.
- Supports downloading Spotify songs, playlists, albums, and podcasts without Spotify Premium
- Offers common audio formats to download Spotify songs offline
- Keeps the original quality to let people enjoy the same Spotify Music playback after downloading them offline
- Saves all the ID3 tags and metadata information with the downloaded Spotify songs to help have a more convenient music management
- Supports the fastest 5X speed of download Spotify songs in batch
How to Download Spotify Songs to Any Folders on Computers
Step 1. Sign in Spotify Web Player
Firstly, you need to finish installing MuConvert Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Then when you open it, click the "Open the Spotify web player" and select "LOG IN" to sign in with your own Spotify account. Only when you sign in can you use the download function.
Step 2. Add Spotify Music to Download
After signing in, people can directly use the search function to find any Spotify songs, playlists, or podcasts they want to download on the Spotify Web Player. When you find any of them, just drag to the "+" button and MuConvert Spotify Music Converter will analyze as well as convert them for you.
Step 3. Reset Advanced Parameter to Download Spotify Music
When the songs are selected. People need to choose the output settings to download them now. By going to the top-right corner, the output format can be selected in the "Convert all files to menu". There will be 4 options, which are MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC.
If you go to the "Preferences" setting window, more parameters such as "SampleRate" and "Bitrate" can be changed under the "Advanced" tab.
Step 4. Change Output Folder to Save Downloaded Spotify Music
MuConvert Spotify Music Converter allows you to freely change the output location to save the downloaded Spotify Music outside Spotify platform. Just go to "Preferences" and you can freely select a folder to save the downloaded songs under "General" tab.
Step 5. Download Spotify Music to Local Folder
When the settings are finished now, just click "Convert All" and MuConvert Spotify Music Converter will download all the songs for you. After finishing, you can easily switch to "Finished" and click the "View Output File" button, then MuConvert Spotify Music Converter will open the folder for you immediately.
Part 5: Conclusion
The downloaded Spotify Music processed by Spotify officials can't be freely played or used for other purposes even if you can find the local files on your devices. But using MuConvert Spotify Music Converter to download Spotify songs is different. You can decide where to save them freely, and the downloaded songs are completely DRM-free. Now, the software is free to try. Just install it!