How to Undownload Songs on Spotify

Spotify allows you to listen to music without a data connection.

However, you will have to download these tracks to your Spotify account.

The only issue is that this music can quickly fill up your hard drive, particularly if you have a lot of downloaded content.

This post will walk you through the process of uninstalling this music to free up space, whether you’re using an Apple, Android, or Windows device.

Is it possible to uninstall Spotify songs?

You can uninstall Spotify songs at any time. Spotify saves the data in a folder on your device when you download a song.

You can delete them using the Spotify app or by clearing your device’s app data. Both solutions are relatively simple to implement.

Downloading Songs from Spotify on a Computer

It’s crucial to know that removing a song from a Spotify playlist does not mean it’ll disappear from your device.

The song’s cache will continue to exist.

If the music you wish to remove is part of a playlist, find it by searching for it in your home’s search box or navigating to the sidebar.

If the saved song you wish to delete is located in an album, artist, or song column, you can find it by manually searching for it in the search field or scrolling the columns.

A checkmark () icon appears beside the song title for saved music.

The checkmark will change to an X in a few moments.

To uninstall that song, tap the X.

The song you removed will still be on the playlist you removed it from; the only difference is that you will require data to listen to it now.

Spotify is compatible with a wide range of devices, including Bluetooth speakers and earphones.

If you want to delete a song from a playlist, go to the sidebar and pick the playlist you want to remove it from, then open it to see the songs in it.

Look for the song you just uninstalled.

Remove that song from your playlist by right-clicking it and selecting “Remove from this Playlist.” You’ll be able to remove the song from your device and the playlist you didn’t want it on in the future.

If the song existed in many playlists, deleting it from one will not affect or immediately delete it from other playlists or your saved music collection.

So, if you want to remove it from other playlists as well, you’ll have to repeat the procedures above.

Go to the Edit menu and select “Preferences” to delete all Spotify music stored locally on your PC. Look for the “Local Files Section” towards the bottom of the page (you will normally find it near the bottom of the page).

To remove an album or another source, tap the ON/OFF toggle button next to it.

You’ll get a pop-up asking you to confirm your activity.

To continue, select “Yes” to download all of the tracks from the album, as well as the album itself.

How to Uninstall Songs from a Mobile App

To uninstall a song from your mobile device, you must first open the Spotify app.

To do so, go to your app list and tap the Spotify symbol.

After that, go to the “Library Tab” and search for the music you want to remove by selecting playlists or albums.

A download sign, which is a green arrow pointing down, appears next to songs saved on your device.

To uninstall a song or an album, tap on it.

Under the name and thumbnail of the song or album, you’ll find a download toggle (now green because the song or album is on your device).

To confirm that the song is being uninstalled, select “Remove” from the pop-up that appears.

The album or song you removed will be deleted from your hard drive, but it will remain in your Library.

It’s only accessible to watch online.

You can also reinstall the Spotify app from scratch.

If you wish to remove all music from your Spotify app, simply uninstall it and reinstall it.

All data, including cached data, is deleted when you deactivate Spotify, but your music collections and playlists will remain organized.

Here are the steps to installing Spotify for the first time on your devices.

Reinstalling the iPhone for the first time

On your iPhone, open the Spotify app.

To access the App’s settings, tap the gear icon in the top right corner of the home page.

Select “Delete Cache” from the “Storage” menu.

Leave the App and go to the Settings menu on your smartphone.

Select General, then iPhone Storage from the drop-down menu.

Select Spotify from the list of apps that appears.

Tap “Offload the app” on the resulting page, then “Confirm” on the pop-up that displays.

The App will be deleted as of a result of this, but the document or cache data will remain.

On the pop-up, tap “Delete App” followed by “Confirm” to ensure that all leftover documents are deleted.

After that, turn your smartphone off.

By pushing and holding the side or top button until the power off slider displays, you can do so.

To turn off your phone, drag the slide.

Allow a few minutes for your phone to warm up before turning it back on by pressing and holding the side or top button until the screen illuminates.

Once you’ve logged in, go to the Apple Store and re-download Spotify.

All of your songs will be deleted from your device, but your playlists will remain.

Clean Reinstall for Android 6.0 and Up

Navigate to Device Settings on your Android phone and look for Apps.

Find Spotify in the App list, hit it, and then select “Clear Storage.” Clear the data as well as the cache.

After that, uninstall the application.

You can save app data to an external SD card on Android phones.

If you did this for your Spotify music, you’ll need to locate the cache and data folder in your external storage.

Go to your file manager, pick SD card, then Android, and finally data.

Delete the folder com. Spotify. music from your computer.

By tapping the power button until the shutdown option shows, you can turn your phone off.

After turning off your phone, wait a few minutes before turning it back on.

Return to the Google Play Store and reinstall the app.

Android Versions Must Be Reinstalled From Scratch Less than 6.0

To reach Settings, scroll down your phone’s notification bar and press the gear icon.

Select “Manage Applications” after finding “Applications” or “Apps” and pressing it.” Look for Spotify in the list of apps and choose it.

To delete files downloaded from the App, tap “Clear Data.”

Leave the Settings App and go to File Manager after you’ve finished.

Go to Storage, then Android, and finally Data.

To find com. Spotify. Look through the directories. music.

A default File Manager App is not available on other Android phones running version 6.0 and lower.

As a result, you’ll need to either download one from the Google Play Store or contact your device’s manufacturer for assistance.

If your phone permits you to save cache data to an external SD card, check to see if Spotify’s cache folder is located there.

Delete the folder, turn your device off, and wait a few minutes before turning it back on.

Open the Google Play Store and reinstall Spotify once you’ve logged in.

Your playlists and stored music categories will be accessible, but all of your data will be undownloaded.

Reinstalling iPad for the first time

Cleaning and reinstalling your iPad to remove downloaded songs follows the same steps as cleaning and reinstalling your iPhone.

However, instead of looking for iPhone storage, look for iPad storage.

Reinstalling Mac OS X

If you were using Spotify, you’ll need to close it off before proceeding with the Mac clean reinstall.

Open Finder and select “Go” from the menu bar at the top of the screen. Select “Library” from the drop-down menu that appears. If you don’t see “Library” in the drop-down menu, press and hold the Alt key.

Open the cache folder in the Library and delete the two directories com Spotify.client.helper and com. Spotify.Client.

Delete the Spotify folder from the “Application Support” folder.

By pressing Command+Shift+G, open the Go to Folder box; in the field provided, type /Library/ to open the Library folder.

Search for “Spotify” in the Library folder’s search box.

Select and remove all of the files that appear.

Turn your computer off.

After a few moments, restart the computer.

Open your browser and go to the Spotify website to download Spotify.

Reinstalling Windows from Scratch

To create temporary cache data, open the Spotify software on your computer.

Select “File” and then “Exit” from the program’s menu bar. Open System in your computer’s settings.

From the “Apps & Features” menu, choose Spotify.

Spotify should be removed from your computer.

Then, on the Windows search box, type in percent AppData percent and press enter.

Check to see if there is a Spotify folder in the AppDataRoaming folder that appears.

It shouldn’t be there in most cases, but if it is, delete it.

Also, look for any Spotify cache in AppDataLocal and delete it.

Also, do a fast search on your device to see if there are any other Spotify files that you may delete.

When you’re finished, turn off the computer and wait a few minutes before turning it back on.

Reinstall Spotify from the Windows Apps Store.

Final Thoughts

Uninstalling Spotify songs allows you to clear up space on your device while still keeping your favorite music.

You can do it either through the Spotify app or by uninstalling, cleaning, and reinstalling the software.

You can learn how to erase cache on your phone if you need extra space.

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