So I was using the Google Music player (The one with the headphone icon) and I wanted to download the music to my device but it was storing it on the Internal memory and filling it up.
So I went back to streaming but now the Music Player that came on the phone (the one with the circle icon and the green note on it) can not see any of the music I buy on Google Play.
I thought Google music was supposed to be once you bought it it was yours. This is turning out to be worse than iTunes.
For one my car does not recognize music on the extSD on the phone via USB it only sees the internal stored music, and I like to connect via USB so I am always charged and then I can use all the vice commands with Ford Sync.
I love this phone but I am getting frustrated and I don't want to root unless I have to
So any help with the music situation would be so greatly appreciated.
Im not sure if u can fix Google music downloading to internal memory w/o root. I had same problem so i had to download my entire music library from Google music to my computer then to my sd card. i still use Google music cause its the UI i enjoy the most. the music appears in app library just as normal. only difference is there is no lag. the only problem i see so far is sometimes i download new music and load it straight to phone and forget to sync it to google music so my tablet or pc doesn't get same music.
As for loading music thro usb to car stereo i think it might just be ur stereo cause mine lets me see sd card and interenal memory folders. although, it hides everything thats not a music,pic or video file.
OK, I am not the only one who has this issue. I saw somewhere in a SG3 forum where they had some process that would remap where music was downloaded to by default from Google and storre it on the extSD but it required root and a bunch of stuff I wasnt comfortable with.
I think what I will do is just download to my PC and then copy directly to the extSD, but this wasnt what I expected with Android, has been quite a hassle. Guess I was spoiled with all the hand holding with iOS.
Just download the music onto your phone and use the "MyFiles" app to move it to your sd card.
Also, when you buy music from Google music or Amazon using your phone, it will automatically be loaded into their respective "cloud players." Then, you have to physically download it from there to get your music on your phone in a storage device.
And no, music player app will not recognize the songs in your google cloud music player. (Google has not allowed any music player app to do this.) Please remember that music player reads what's physically on your device - not what's included in any cloud player music.
how do i download songs to my SD card from Google music player
Well I am a novice I have searched and found very complicated answer's do some root thing or /data/data/com.google.android.music/cache. This just gave me a headache...So I took my SD card out of My Samsung Galaxy S (Mesmerize) put the micro SD card into micro SD Adapter and plugged it in the slot on my laptop. I made a playlist on my windows media player I synced to my SD card. I had some music on my Google play music (on computer) EASIER SIGN UP MY ANDROID APPS GOOGLE PLAY I made a playlist there I then right clicked "save as" save under your SD card. I then put my SD card back into my phone opened my "Music Player" This is the one already on your phone next to your gallery app. I opened my music player and all music was there. I hope this helps the novice's like me.
Device(s): G Note 3 Sprint (Jet Black), MoPhoQ Sprint, Mopho Sprint & G Note 8.0 Wi-fi
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Easiest way to not use up all of your internal storage, from music downloaded, is to create a folder for Music on your microSD and move it over to the microSD when you've downloaded (whether it be from the Google Play Store or elsewhere).
I have my music folder set up on my microSD, just like it would be on a computer (w/ subfolders for artists and albums). My preference is to have it organized like that, but not everybody feels the need to do that as long as their music is identified on the player.
That said, either use the built in Samsung File Explorer on the phone or download Astro, eStrongs, Solid Explorer, etc... All of those File Explorer apps will accomplish being able to move the mp3 files over to your microSD.
Once you have the hard mp3 files on your microSD, Google Music will still identify the audio files. I know, because I don't have any music files on my internal SD, but Google Music still identifies all of them (even though, I prefer using PowerAmp out of all the music players).
-EDIT- If you already have a lot of mp3's on your internal storage, I'd suggest connecting the phone to a CPU using the microUSB>USB connector, make sure it identifies your phone as a media device, and use the CPU's file explorer to cut and paste the music from your internal storage to your external storage. Once you've done that, just make it a habit of moving downloaded music immediately to the same folder on your microSD card (using one of the file explorer apps).
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