1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi.

    I just noticed today that my Google Play Music was using a bunch of data because of the songs I play in my car offline. So I went into offline mode by clicking Downloaded Only in settings. But none of the songs show up in my library now while I'm offline. These are songs that I've uploaded from my computer and songs I've bought in the Play Store.
    So why is my music not showing up and how can I make it show up?
    01-09-2020 09:44 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which device ? You storing on SD card ?
    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here , as a guest account you can't.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-09-2020 10:28 PM
  3. Nebushkow's Avatar
    On my smartphone. Motorolla g6.
    They are being stored on an sd.
    01-09-2020 10:35 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    On my smartphone. Motorolla g6.
    They are being stored on an sd.
    Hi, welcome!
    Can you move them off the SD card to Internal storage see if maybe issue with SD card .
    01-09-2020 10:44 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Did you download them with within the Google Play Music app? It sounds like the app doesn't think they were downloaded.
    Ry likes this.
    01-09-2020 10:45 PM
  6. Nebushkow's Avatar
    I will try that. I'm just looking into where they are stored. I do believe they are on an SD but some might be in the internal storage.
    01-09-2020 10:50 PM
  7. Nebushkow's Avatar
    Did you download them with within the Google Play Music app? It sounds like the app doesn't think they were downloaded.
    Many of them I bought, from the play music store, on my phone. The ones I didn't I had ripped CD's on to my computer and synced them to Play Music on my Phone. However neither show up anyway.
    01-09-2020 11:03 PM
  8. Nebushkow's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!
    Can you move them off the SD card to Internal storage see if maybe issue with SD card .
    My SD shares storage with my internal storage. When I look under "Storage" - "Internal Shared Storage" - "Music and Audio" it shows that I have 1.39 GB under " Audio Files". But when I tap Audio files it shows that there are no items. Now I'm confused...
    01-09-2020 11:06 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    My SD shares storage with my internal storage. When I look under "Storage" - "Internal Shared Storage" - "Music and Audio" it shows that I have 1.39 GB under " Audio Files". But when I tap Audio files it shows that there are no items. Now I'm confused...
    If your SD capable of adoptable storage I would make it portable storage .
    01-09-2020 11:14 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Open the Google Play Music app, then tap Menu>Music Library, and find an album or song you want to save locally. Tap the 3-vertical-dot menu button associated with the album and tap Download. That should keep a locally saved copy of the music, which you can then play offline.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    01-09-2020 11:14 PM
  11. Nebushkow's Avatar
    Open the Google Play Music app, then tap Menu>Music Library, and find an album or song you want to save locally. Tap the 3-vertical-dot menu button associated with the album and tap Download. That should keep a locally saved copy of the music, which you can then play offline.
    Oh. That fixed it... I assumed that they were downloaded already. Is there a way to let Google Play automatically download purchased music? Or do you have to manually download albums/songs all the time?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-09-2020 11:21 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think it has to be manually downloaded each time, since the idea of GPM is to stream from the cloud. The GPM app also caches your music while you stream, so if you listen for a while, and then go offline, you will see a bunch of those songs you streamed still available offline.
    01-09-2020 11:34 PM
  13. Nebushkow's Avatar
    I think it has to be manually downloaded each time, since the idea of GPM is to stream from the cloud. The GPM app also caches your music while you stream, so if you listen for a while, and then go offline, you will see a bunch of those songs you streamed still available offline.
    I see. Well I intended to use it as a way to listen to downloaded music and now I can. Without using data...
    Thanks for the help.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-09-2020 11:37 PM

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