Frequently Asked Questions

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Make sure to switch and use the account in the Play Store app through which you purchased before installing Retro music. The account used to install the app is also used to purchase or restore the premium license.

If you already have installed it, remove all other accounts except the one with which you purchased premium. Then restore the purchase.

There are three methods for how to get offline synced lyrics.

Method 1:

  • Download the time-stamped lyrics for your songs. They are need to be in this format: [00:04:02] Some lyrics text
  • Copy these time-stamped lyrics.
  • Open retro music and head to the song synced lyrics editor.
  • Paste the lyrics there normally and exit the editor
  • Open back lyrics & you should see your time-stamped lyrics there.

Method 2:

  • Download the .lrc files for your songs They are need to be in this format: [00:04:02] Some lyrics text
  • Now you have to rename the file you created in this way: <song_name> - <artist_name>.lrc or for better matching copy the <song_name> and the <artist_name> from the tag editor and then rename the file.
  • Now paste the LRC files to the following path : /sdcard/Retromusic/lyrics/ Here sdcard is your internal storage.

Method 3: (Requires third-party app)

  • Download automatag or autotagger from Play Store.
  • Find the time-stamped lyrics for your songs which don't have lyrics already. A time-stamped lyrics looks like this, [00:04:02] Some lyrics text for example.
  • Now you have to rename the file you created in this way: <song_name> - <artist_name>.lrc or for better matching copy the <song_name> and the <artist_name> from the tag editor and then rename the file.
  • Find your song to edit and paste the synced lyrics.

Some Important Notes:

  • If you want to skip to particular time stamp, simply scroll to the time stamp from where you want to start from and a 'Play' icon will appear left to the particular stamp. Tap on play button to play from there.
  • When you save lyrics by pasting them into the lyrics editor, close the lyrics editor and reopen it for the lyrics to appear.
  • We have a short tutorial video for those who are having trouble getting the synced lyrics to work. (Tap here to watch the video tutorial)

Themes can be selected from the Look & Feel section of the settings.

The Retro music in-built equalizer was removed updates ago so the only equalizer you will have by your OEM or android which aren't made by us and have no control over them. So you can report those issues to your OEM so that they can provide a fix in next updates.

If you are seeing "No Equalizer Found" in your device, this means your device doesn't have stock equalizer MusicFx Equalizer. You can try using this equalizer made by AEX ROM developers.

Settings -> Other -> Last added playlist interval -> Select an option from the list.

Settings -> Personalize -> Fullscreen controls -> Enable (this will only be visible when songs are playing from Retro Music).

Settings -> Images -> Ignore media store covers -> Enable

Retro Music uses the native media player that comes with your Android phone, so as long as a file type is supported by your phone, it's supported by Retro Music.

Retro Music is image intensive, it keeps images in the cache for quick loading.

If you are facing this issue, please clear the app's cache and data.

Sorry, settings have changed internally. Please try clear data of the app. If it doesn't work, reinstalling fresh from play store should help.

Change the theme to Black or Dark and change it back to what you had before.

Having some problems with music files not showing in your library? Try these solutions:

  • Try checking that the audio files are not less than 30 seconds. If so, go to Settings -> Other and put "Filter Song Duration" to zero.
  • Remove ".nomedia" file from the music folder in your device storage. Enable hidden files/folders in your file manager beforehand.
  • Try manually scanning the media folder or reboot to refresh the media store. The scan option is available in the folder tab. To access the folder tab, go to settings -> personalize -> library categories and enable folders. If it isn't visible, click reset.
  • If it still doesn't work and your audio files are stored on an SD card., try moving them to internal memory then back to SD card.
  • If that doesn't work, download the phonograph music app and let that app scan your music.
  • If none of the preceding options work, clear the data from the "media storage" app (not cache). Go to system settings -> apps -> enable system apps and clear data to find this app.

For Exporting playlists:

  • In your built-in music player, there should be an option to save those playlists as a file. Save them and import them from the file manager by opening it into retro music.
  • To export from Retro Music, simply tap on save playlist as a file.

For Importing playlists:

  • Retro Music will automatically detect any playlist file when that playlist file is stored in InternalStorage/Playlist. However, if it doesn't, just open "file manager" and open that playlist file with Retro Music.
  • For restoring playlists, the location of songs must be the same in both the Playlist file and in your storage. For example, your music is in "Internalstorage/Music" and the playlist file has a song location "Internalstorage/Songs". Then it will not be going to work since both these locations are different.

Note that those playlists must be of your offline music only since retro music is an offline music player, not an online music player. So if your playlist is of online music, it can't be opened on other offline players.

If you are seeing duplication of songs in the library or no songs at all, then it's because of the Media Store issue which got affected by some other app.

To fix this:
  • Head to your device settings
  • Open up "Apps & notifications" (This name depends from ROM to ROM)
  • Find the 'Media storage' app and clear storage (both data and cache) of it.
  • Then open the Retro Music app and manually scan your music from your storage.
  • Reboot the device to refresh the media store (Not sure if this is necessary)

NOTE: Don't panic when you will open Retro Music and see "Zero" songs there in the library. It's because you cleared Media Store which is responsible for recognising files on your device.

Head to settings -> personalise. And select folders from "library categories". If there is option of folders, tap on reset and select folders.

Since the replacement of the default font used by Retro Music with the system based font, you can set almost any font you like within your operating system and Retro Music will automatically use it. The change was made to fix font-related issues such as wrong text or symbols.

However, we do have an option to apply Manrope font an option if you do not like your system font and you are not able to set any custom font.