How to Download from Spotify to SD Card

Updated by Adam Gorden on Oct 20, 2022 6:00 PM.

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There are many ways to backup Spotify music tracks. Among them, the most common one is to save Spotify music to an SD card as there is plenty of space on the SD card. If you use Android devices, you can move Spotify to SD card directly. But you can't move Spotify to SD card if you use other devices. What's worst, if you browse the Internet or Spotify community, you'll find there are still many Premium subscribers meeting download problems when syncing their offline Spotify tracks to SD card.

Today we will explain how to make Spotify save on SD cards on Android. To make it 100% workable, here we are going to recommend another easy solution for you to download Spotify music to SD card in a few clicks no matter you are a free or paid user on Spotify. The second method is workable for both iOS and Android users.

Method 1. How to Download from Spotify to SD Card with Android
    1.1 Set Spotify to Download to SD Card
    1.2 Fix Spotify SD Card Not Working
Method 2. How to Download from Spotify to SD Card without Premium
    2.1 Download Spotify into MP3 with ViWizard
    2.2 Move Spotify Downloads to SD Card

Method 1. How to Download from Spotify to SD Card with Android

It's exciting that Spotify itself offers the easiest method to download from Spotify to SD card with one Storage setting, but there're some precautions. You should make sure your SD card has at least 1GB free space, and it's also accessible and available as one Storage option.

1.1 Set Spotify to Download to SD Card

1. On mobile, tap the Settings icon. Then scroll to Storage.

spotify mobile storage

2. In the Storage setting, switch the Device storage to a SD card with an available storage space.

switch to SD card for Storage

3. After that, a pop-up will ask approval to transfer the music data. Then tap OK to continue set storage to SD card with Android.

continue to transfer Spotify to SD card

1.2 Fix Spotify SD Card Not Working

If the notification from Spotify is like that - "We couldn't move your data. There're might be something wrong with your SD card. Check permissions and try again", then you need some fixes to this Spotify SD card not working issue.

1. On mobile, from the Home Screen > Settings > Apps & Applications > Manage applications > Apps > Spotify > Storage, then select Storage to allow Spotify app to read and write to an external SD card.

2. Go back to Storage > Change, then select your SD card.

3. Now reopen the Spotify app, then download as usual.

If this method was tried with no luck, please keep reading to see how to download from Spotify to SD card with no limits, even on Spotify Free.

Method 2. How to Download from Spotify to SD Card without Premium

While the first method work fine for Premium members to transfer their music to SD card, the subscription fees continue to break the bank. On Free Plan, the download service is even not available for offline listening. However, there's one method that can have your Spotify downloads kept or transferred to another place - like SD card or USB drive and more cloud services - like Google Drive, One Drive and more - even no Premium required.

To make Spotify contents available for anywhere without limit, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is the best tool for users to save efforts and costs. This ViWizard software will let you download and convert Spotify contents into some universal audio formats, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B with lossless quality. After the conversion, the Spotify songs are free to be moved to an SD card or any another devices even on Spotify Free.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Download Spotify contents, including songs, albums, artists and playlists
  • Convert Spotify contents to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B and more plain formats
  • Preserve original audio quality and full ID3 information from Spotify music
  • Convert Spotify contents to common audio formats at up to 5× faster speed
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2.1 Download Spotify into MP3 with ViWizard

Then you can follow this guide to convert Spotify to SD card. You can firstly download the free trial version of this powerful Spotify music on your Mac or PC.

Step 1Add Spotify Songs/Playlists to ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify

add spotify music

First of all, open ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify. Then it will launch the Spotify app automatically. Once it's open, drag any track or album or playlist from Spotify to the ViWizard conversion window. Or you can simply paste the Spotify track link into the search box of ViWizard to load the music.

Step 2Set Output Format

select output format

The default output format of the ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify is set as MP3. If you want to choose other formats, simply click the menu bar > Preferences. Currently, it fully supports MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B output formats. It also allows you to set the bit rate, channel, sample rate of the audios by yourself.

Step 3Start to Convert Spotify to SD Card

convert spotify songs

Now click the Convert button to remove format limitation and convert the Spotify music tracks to MP3 or other formats at 5× speed. If you want to keep the original quality in the output songs, you need to choose the 1× speed in Preferences before conversion. After the conversion, you can click the history icon to locate Spotify songs.

2.2 Move Spotify Downloads to SD Card

As all the Spotify songs are converted to common formats, you can now make the well-converted Spotify save to SD card with ease. If you are not clear about the process to save Spotify songs to SD card, you can follow the tutorial below.

1. Insert the SD card into your c omputer's card reader.

2. Open "Computer/My Computer/This PC" on a Windows computer.

3. Double-click on your SD card in the list of drives.

4. Drag and drop Spotify music files into the SD card.

5. Now, you can listen to Spotify music on any smartphone and car player via SD card.


To move Spotify to SD card, currently, you get 2 methods. The first method suits for Android users who subscribe to Spotify. The second one can be used by anyone. Just pick one according to your condition.

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