Streaming music on your iPhone doesn’t use as much data as streaming video, but it can turn into a lot of data use if you find that you are listening to music on a cellular network with Spotify.
One way to avoid excessive data usage is by taking advantage of Offline mode, but that can be tedious and requires a bit of planning, as well as some storage space. One other option is to use Spotify’s Data Saver mode. This switches your music quality level to low, thereby reducing the amount of cellular data that is used when you stream Spotify over a cellular network. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable this setting so that you can start using less data.
How to Turn On the Data Saver Setting in Spotify
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12. I am using the most current version of the Spotify app to complete these steps. Once you are done with this process you will have enabled Spotify’s Data Saver feature, which will set your music quality level to low.
Step 1: Open the Spotify app.
Step 2: Choose the Your Library option at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the gear icon at the top-right of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Data Saver option.
Step 5: Tap the button to enable Data Saver. I have it turned on in the picture below.
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