Android Apple Music SD card storage

DELTAsnake

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Wasn't sure if this belonged here or in the Apple Music section so mods feel free to move if it's an issue.

Before I go and buy a huge SD Card for my S7 Edge to store my music I thought I should ask if the SD Card feature on the Android version of Apple Music that copies your downloaded music off the internal storage and over to the SD Card requires the SD Card to be setup as the newer Android Adoptable Storage format (which Samsung doesn't support on the S7) or does the older Portable Storage format work with the Apple Music app also?

Thanks
 

kevinof

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Well first of all it's not the android version of apple anything. It's Google Music. It doesn't need the sd card in adoptible format. Just a regular sd card format and then change the settings in Google music to store downloads there.

Wasn't sure if this belonged here or in the Apple Music section so mods feel free to move if it's an issue.

Before I go and buy a huge SD Card for my S7 Edge to store my music I thought I should ask if the SD Card feature on the Android version of Apple Music that copies your downloaded music off the internal storage and over to the SD Card requires the SD Card to be setup as the newer Android Adoptable Storage format (which Samsung doesn't support on the S7) or does the older Portable Storage format work with the Apple Music app also?

Thanks
 

tbayrgs

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Well first of all it's not the android version of apple anything. It's Google Music. It doesn't need the sd card in adoptible format. Just a regular sd card format and then change the settings in Google music to store downloads there.
Well, Apple Music is on Android and I think he's referring to that app.

Sorry OP, Google Play Music user here on both iOS and Android, never used Apple Music on Android.
 

MRU

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It was updated in Feb to add SD card support OP.

To enable

  • Open Apple Music, slide out the Menu and tap on Settings.
  • Just below the Download on Wi-Fi toggle will be a new option called Download Location
  • Select SD Card from the list of options.
  • Accept the prompt when asked if you want to move all of your currently downloaded music, along with any future music to your SD card.
 

GrumpyMom

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It was updated in Feb to add SD card support OP.

To enable

  • Open Apple Music, slide out the Menu and tap on Settings.
  • Just below the Download on Wi-Fi toggle will be a new option called Download Location
  • Select SD Card from the list of options.
  • Accept the prompt when asked if you want to move all of your currently downloaded music, along with any future music to your SD card.
Thanks! I didn't ask but it had slipped my mind to even set this up properly.
 
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