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Spotify no longer deletes your downloads when you clear your cache

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Spotify on Android.
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The Spotify app on Android and iOS now lets you clear your cache without affecting your downloaded songs. That’s a minor quality of life improvement for users who want Spotify to take up less storage space but still want to be able to listen to songs while offline.

The update appears to have quietly rolled out over the past few weeks to Android users, as spotted by Android Police and confirmed by The Verge. Spotify will also now clarify that downloads aren’t being deleted when you delete your cache, which could provide additional peace of mind. After all, who wants to be stuck in a dead zone without music?

The new feature is available in the latest version of the Android and iOS apps. For users of either version, they should see the option after heading into Settings > Storage.

Spotify on iOS