The amount of data used while listening to your favorite tracks on Spotify depends on the quality of audio you’re streaming. The app maxes out at 320 kbps, so compared with other streaming services, it may eat up more data per hour. It’s not really a problem if you’re on Wifi but if you’re using mobile data like when you’re on the go, you may need to lower the bit rate so you won’t burn your allotted data before the month is over.
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Another thing we have to address here is the fact that many users have encountered having Spotify app crash on them. While it may be just a minor problem, you would still need to address it because it’s very annoying having your favorite track cut off while you’re listening to it. I will provide you some practical solutions to make the app work perfectly again.
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How much data does Spotify use
Again, the amount you’d use while streaming music using Spotify depends on the quality or bitrate. So, here are the bitrate samples you can choose from with their approximate data usage per hour.
- Low quality (24 kbps) – lets you stream between 15 MB to 20 MB per hour.
- Normal quality (96 kbps) – the app is set to this value by default and it lets you stream about 40 MB per hour.
- High quality (160 kbps) – you can stream around 70 MB per hour.
- Very High quality (320 kbps) – this lets you stream 150 MB per hour.
Now that you know the approximate data usage for each audio quality, it’s up to you which one to choose especially if you’re using mobile data. But know that the app caches songs you play so when you replay them, you would use as much data as when you first played them.
The best way to manage your data usage is to download the tracks you often listen to but then again you will have to become a premium user to be able to download tracks and listen to them offline.
What to do if Spotify keeps on crashing
When applications crash for no apparent reason or cause, it could be just a minor issue with the app itself or a glitch in the system that affected the application you’re currently using. Here’s what you need to do if you’re experiencing this kind of problem while listening music through Spotify…
- Forced Reboot – if it’s the first time you encountered having Spotify crash on you, then a forced reboot might take care of the problem. Just press and hold the volume down button and the power key simultaneously for 10 seconds or until your phone restarts. Of course, this procedure depends on kind of phone you’re using. There are devices that you only need to press and hold the power key for 30 seconds. If you use a device with removable battery, then pull the battery out of the phone and hold the power key for a minute before replacing the battery back in.
- Clear cache and data of Spotify – this will reset the app back to its default settings and configuration. It’s a very effective solution for this kind of issue but it will also delete all your downloaded tracks if you’re a Premium user. It means that if the problem gets fixed, you will have to download your tracks or playlists so you could listen offline. To reset the app, you will have to go into Settings and then look for the application manager. You then need to find Spotify and tap on it and that’s where you can clear its cache and data.
- Uninstall/reinstall Spotify – if the previous method hasn’t fixed the problem, then you will need to remove the app from your phone completely so all its associations with the firmware and other apps will be deleted. Then redownload Spotify so it would work like the first time you used it. When it comes to app issues, these three procedures are very effective so I hope that your problem will be fixed by any of them.
Lastly though, if the problem continues to bug you even after you’ve already done everything, then you have no other choice but to reset your phone because it’s possible that the crashes are just a result of a serious firmware related issue. A reset can always fix software problems so you need to try it this time.
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