How to Reduce Data Usage in the Spotify App on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article are going to show you how to enable the Data Saver setting in the Spotify app on your iPhone 11 to help reduce the amount of cellular data used by Spotify.

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Select the Home tab at the bottom-left of the screen.
  3. Touch the gear icon at the top-right of the screen.
  4. Choose the Data Saver option.
  5. Tap the button to the right of Off to turn the setting on.

Have you noticed that Spotify is using a lot of your cellular data each month, causing you to get close, or even go over, your monthly data cap?

While streaming music doesn’t use as much data as streaming video, it can still add up to a significant amount of data over a month if you listen to Spotify a lot.

You can typically help this issue by trying to connect to Wi-Fi whenever possible, but you may find yourself in a predicament where that simply isn’t an option.

Luckily there is a setting in Spotify called “Data Saver” that can help you to use less data when using Spotify. By turning this option on your will reduce the quality of the music you’re streaming, while also turning off Spotify’s “Canvas” feature.

Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can reduce your data usage in your Spotify iPhone app.

How to Make Spotify Use Less Data on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3. I am using the most current version of the Spotify app available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app.

open the Spotify app

Step 2: Select the Home tab at the bottom-left of the screen.

choose the Home tab

Step 3: Touch the gear icon at the top-right of the screen.

tap the gear icon at the top-right

Step 4: Choose Data Saver at the top of the menu.

how to reduce Spotify data usage on an iPhone 11

Step 5: Tap the button on this screen to switch the setting to On.

turn data saver on

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