How to Fix Spotify Battery Drain Issue?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov. 17, 2020 2:31 PM.

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I recently became a Spotify Premium member. I love the service, and I use the downloading playlists feature to avoid having to be constantly connected to a network and therefore save battery, but have noticed that any usage of Spotify, even while listening to downloaded music in offline mode while my phone is in airplane mode causes the battery to die very quickly. 1% of drain per minute is the average, I would expect this behavior while streaming high definition video; not while listening to downloaded music.

Many users are experiencing battery draining issue with Spotify on their device, and most of the users can find a fix to solve the problem. This is not a good news for those who listen to Spotify on a daily basis. And the Spotify team on the Community either avoid to answer the questions about this issue or giving some old solutions that used to be solve other issues.

So in the following parts, I'm going to show you how to fix Spotify draining battery issue with some common solution and an ultimate guide to solve the problem forever.

Part 1. Fixes to Spotify Battery Drain Issue
Part 2. Fix Spotify Battery Draining Issue Forever

Fixes to Spotify Battery Drain Issue

Why does Spotify drain battery on your device? Well, it depends. The reason may come out of your phone or the Spotify app. So let's troubleshoot them separately.

1. Restart Your Phone

Your phone can't always run on maximum performance without switching off for a while. Just turn your phone off a bit and reboot it, magic may happen.

2. Check Your Phone Battery Usage

Before you try to solve the problem on Spotify, you'd better check out if your phone battery is in good standing.

1. Go to Settings > Battery & Performance > Battery Usage Stats.

2. See how the apps on your phone are consuming your phone battery. If there're other apps that are using a lot of battery on your phone, you can turn it off and don't let it run in the background.

3. Check Your Phone Battery Life

The easiest way to check how much of the battery still remain on your phone is to observe the charging time. If the phone charges much faster than before to finish, then the battery might not have much left. You can consider changing your phone battery on the local store.

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If your phone battery is still okay, the problem may come from the Spotify app. And here're some of the solutions to keep Spotify from draining battery.

1. Reinstall the Spotify App

If you're using Spotify for quite a long time and have never updated the app to the latest version, the app is going to be a battery hog. You can delete the app first and go to the app store to install the latest version of Spotify, or directly update your Spotify to the latest one.

2. Delete Downloaded Files

If you have downloaded a large library of songs on Spotify, each time you run Spotify, these songs may be running too. So you can delete them and see if the battery consumption goes back to normal.

3. Turn Off Spotify Connect

This may sound disappointing, but the Spotify Connect feature will drain more battery than normal and the only way to fix it is to turn it off.

Fix Spotify Battery Draining Issue Forever

All the fixes above have been proved to be the most eligible way to fix Spotify battery usage issue. But if you still can't fix the problem, here's the final tip to solve it permanently.

All you have to do is to download Spotify songs with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer, then you can transfer all the downloaded songs to your phone with a USB cable. After that you can play Spotfy songs with the built-in player offline without the Spotify app, so there'll be no battery draining issue anymore.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play All the Spotify Songs on Your Phone Offline

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can now transfer them to your phone or other devices. All these songs can be played on any media player without using the Spotify app.

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