How to Save Offline Spotify Music to External SD Card

Posted by Adam Gorden on August 15, 2017 10:04:21 AM.

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There are many ways to backup Spotify music tracks. Among them, the most common one is to save Spotify songs to an external SD card as there is plenty of space on SD card. However, if you are subscribing the Free plan of Spotify, you can't even download the Spotify music offline. Let alone storing them to SD card. Currently only Spotify Premium users have the accessibility to download albums and playlists for offline listening. But if you browse the Internet or Spotify community, you'll find there are still many Premium subscribers meeting problems when syncing their offline Spotify tracks to SD card. To make it 100% workable, here we are going to recommend an easy solution for you to save Spotify music to external SD card in a few clicks no matter you are free or paid users of Spotify.

Part 1. Download and Convert Spotify Music to Common Formats

Spotify Music: What You Need to Know

Spotify is one of the largest online music streaming services that provides over 30 million songs worldwide. It's offering two types of memberships for users, including the Free plan and Premium plan. The premium subscription costs $9.99 per month with the ability to save online tracks offline. But because of the DRM protection, there are some restrictions for both premium and free users so that they can't freely share or store the Spotify music on certain devices or platforms.

Best Spotify DRM Music Converter Solution

In order to stop the annoyance caused by Spotify DRM and save the offline music to SD card, the most effective way is to get rid of the DRM protection from Spotify songs and playlists. Only if the DRM lock is removed, can we freely transfer the music anywhere without limit. That's why you meet TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify for Windows/Mac here. It's the best Spotify music downloader and converter that can download any track or album or playlist from Spotify and convert the songs to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC , etc. with lossless quality, including title, artist, album, year, track number, genre, etc.

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You can firstly download the free trial version of this powerful Music Converter for Spotify on your Mac or PC before following the guide to convert Spotify songs to common formats as below.

Steps to Download/Convert Spotify Songs as MP3

Step 1Add Spotify songs/playlists to TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify

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

Step 2Set output format

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The default output format of TunesKit 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 music

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

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Part 2. Move Spotify Music to SD Card for Storage

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

1. Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.
2. Open "Computer/My Computer/This PC" on 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 players via SD card.


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