Let’s take a look at how to clear Spotify cache on Mac using a few straightforward steps.
What exactly is the Spotify cache?
Cache files accumulated on your Mac can be found in two forms: system generated cache and user generated cache. Cache files are created by almost all of the applications and programmes that you run on your computer. These cache files contain temporary data generated during app usage in order to make the loading of the app faster the next time you use the app in question. This information is temporarily stored on the user’s local disc or on a local network disc for later retrieval. Cache files are automatically deleted when the application is closed or the computer is restarted.
When you talk about Spotify cache, you could be referring to the music that you downloaded or streamed during a session in which you used the service. It is critical to understand that this data will remain encrypted and that you will not be able to copy it to another drive or save copies of the songs that you have purchased.
What is the issue?
The cache is cleared when you restart your Mac or quit the application, as we discussed earlier; however, this does not happen every time. If you are using a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and you put it to sleep and don’t restart it more often, the cache files can accumulate on your hard drive and take up a significant amount of space on your disc. Now that you’ve been listening to music on Spotify all day, it’s becoming more difficult to clear the Spotify cache on demand.
What is the solution to this problem?
Using advanced Mac cleaner tools like CleanMyMac X or CCleaner for Mac can assist you in recovering valuable disc space by clearing all types of cache and junk files from your computer’s hard drive. In addition to that, you can clear Spotify cache on your Mac by following the steps outlined in this article.
How to delete Spotify cache on Mac?
The following are the steps to clear the Spotify cache on your Mac:
Go to Folder in the Finder by selecting Go > Go to Folder.
Enter the following path: Location: /Library/Application Support/Spotify/Storage/PersistentCache/
The following steps should be followed if you are unable to locate this folder:
Open Spotify and select the Spotify menu option from the drop-down menu.
Select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Select Show Advanced Settings from the drop-down menu.
Look in the Offline songs storage section to see where Spotify keeps its cache of songs.
Simply open that folder and empty it to ensure that all cache files have been removed.
How to reduce the size of Spotify cache?
Fortunately, you can reduce the size of the Spotify cache by examining the quality settings in the Preferences menu of the Spotify app. More data will be streamed and more cache data will be generated if the quality of the stream is set to a higher level in the configuration settings. In order to reduce the size of Spotify’s cache, perform the following steps:
Start the Spotify application.
Open the Spotify menu and select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Scroll down to the section titled “Music Quality.”
Select Low or Normal from the drop-down menu that appears.
Now that you have cleared your Spotify cache once, it will begin to accumulate again as soon as you begin to use the service again. You must therefore follow the procedures outlined above whenever you want to clear the Spotify cache on your Mac. It is also a good idea to restart your Mac every now and then to clear the cache, delete all temporary files, and clear virtual memory in order to improve Mac performance.