I've uploaded my mp3s to Google Music. I also physically have the files on my phone. But now when I use the Google Music app it shows the songs on my sd card and the songs I've uploaded to the cloud.

Apart from deleting the files on my phone, is there a way to tell Google not to sync songs I already have?


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I think that there is no other way as to simply delete the files on your Android device. Make sure you have a copy of the files on your PC or an external HD. I am not sure if one can download the mp3s easily from the Google music cloud. You have the files in Google musics cloud, why do you need them on the device too? The music App will cache the files on the device for fast/offline access.

  • If I want songs offline that I haven't cached yet then I can't get them. I did notice however that if you long click a song/artist/album you can tick a box that says "Available offline" so I guess that's how to "sync" files physically with their cloud. Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 19:45
  • You can also mark whole playlists as offline available
    – Flow
    Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 19:46
  • The Music Manager now has a tool to download "purchased" music from the cloud.
    – ale
    Commented Nov 23, 2011 at 15:30

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