Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, but it’s not perfect. If your Spotify stops working in the middle of the song, you will have to fix the problem.
There are several reasons why Spotify may stop working properly. To help you, here you go Nine possible solutions you can try if Spotify keeps crashing on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.
1. Log out of all devices
Spotify is intended to work across multiple devices. However, if you have logged into Spotify on too many devices, they could conflict. A simple solution is to log out of all devices and start over.
- Access to Spotify Account Overview
- Scroll down and click the button Log out everywhere.
That’s it. You will have closed the Spotify session on all your devices. Please note that logging out can take up to an hour to take effect in the web player. After that, log into a device and see if it works now.
2. Force Quit Spotify and Reboot
If Spotify is constantly freezing or crashing, you may want to force it close and restart again.
- With the desktop application in Windows 11, open Task Manager by right-clicking the button Beginning and clicking on Task Manager on the menu. In Windows 10 or 11, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open it directly.
- When the Task Manager opens, make sure you are in the Processes and highlights Spotify and click Finish homework.
Exit Spotify on mobile
You can also leave Spotify on an iPhone or Android device.
- Swipe up from the bottom screen of the Spotify app to bring up the app switcher.
- Drag the Spotify card to the top of the screen until it disappears to close it.
Whichever device you use Spotify on, closing and reopening can solve pause or crash issues.
3. Restart your phone or PC
If Spotify is being paused or crashing on your phone or PC, it could be a system or service that crashes. A good way to clean everything up and start over is to restart your phone or PC. Make sure to completely turn off the phone for 30 seconds or a minute. Then turn it back on.
The process of shutting down each phone varies; for example, turn off an iPhone 13 it is different from previous models.
The steps to turn off an Android phone vary. For example, it can be holding down just the power button or holding the power button and volume buttons. If you’re not sure, check the support documentation for your phone.
If you are running the Spotify desktop app on your PC, try restarting it. Can shut down or restart Windows 11 from the Start menu.
4. Disable Low Power Mode
If Spotify constantly starts to pause, check the Low Power Mode setting on your device. This option reduces background application activities to save battery life. In turn, it can and will probably stop your Spotify feed.
Turn off low power mode on your iPhone by doing the following:
- Opens Settings> Battery> Low Power Mode.
- Make sure the slider on the Low power mode is in the position Off.
Disabling battery or power saving mode varies on Android devices. Generally, you should look at Settings> Battery. On a OnePlus, for example, go to Settings> Battery> Battery saver. On a Samsung Galaxy, it is in Settings> Battery and device care> Battery> Power saving mode.
5. Disable data saving mode in Spotify
Spotify has a setting that you can turn on to reduce the amount of data the app uses over cellular connections. The data saver feature may be to blame for Spotify stopping in the middle of a song.
To deactivate it, open the application, go to Settings> Data saving and make sure the slider is Disabled.
6. Check data connectivity
With Spotify, you can connect via Wi-Fi, cellular, or both. If you have a bad signal, it can cause your transmission to hang or stall. Try disconnecting your device from the data source, for example a Wi-Fi network, and reconnecting it.
Of course, the cellular signal can be spotty depending on your location, but try to make sure you have “full bars” when transmitting on cellular.
Another thing worth noting in this section is the bit rate of the stream. If you have a Premium account, you can choose higher quality streams that require faster upload and download speeds.
If you have connection problems, try the following:
- Open the app Spotify on your phone.
- Open the Setting.
- Now navigate to Audio quality and choose a lower bitrate transmission quality for Wi-Fi and Cellular. For example, you may want a lower transmission quality on mobile to save data if you have a limited plan.
7. Clear Spotify cache
The Spotify cache is where your listening history resides. This includes songs you listen to (to avoid buffering), album and playlist art, downloaded songs, and more. Cache is usually just the right amount to provide a great Spotify experience. However, sometimes deleting it can make Spotify work again.
Cleaning the Spotify cache on Android devices varies, but this will give you an idea of what to look for.
To clear Spotify cache in Android, Do the following:
- Press and hold the Spotify icon on the home screen and select app info> Storage and Cache.
- Then press the Clear cache.
To clear Spotify cache on iOS, the steps are simple:
- Open the Spotify app on your iPhone or iPad and select Settings> Storage.
- Then press the Clear cache to clear the cache.
Clear Spotify cache on Windows
Clearing Spotify cache on desktop app running on Windows 10 or 11 requires a few more steps.
- Press the key Windows + R to open the dialog Run.
- Now copy paste the following path and click Accept:
- This opens the Spotify storage folder. Delete all content by pressing Ctrl + A to select all, then right-click and choose Remove.
Note: Don’t delete the Storage folder itself, just delete its contents. After you’ve cleared the cache, Spotify will need to download data again. Doing so could skyrocket your bandwidth usage for a short period of time.
8. Disable hardware acceleration
If Spotify is still paused, freezes or crashes, it could be due to the function of Hardware Acceleration. It is enabled by default and is intended to improve performance. However, it sometimes causes more problems than it’s worth, especially on older computers.
To disable hardware acceleration, do the following:
- Open the Spotify desktop app and click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
- Please select View> Hardware Acceleration.
- A message will appear informing you that turning off acceleration may cause Spotify to load more slowly. Also, a system reboot is required for the setting to take effect. Click on Accept.
9. Uninstall and reinstall Spotify
If none of the above options work, you can always uninstall and reinstall the app. This will allow you to start over with the application and make sure you have the latest version.
Note: This will delete any songs that you have downloaded locally. You will have to download them again after uninstalling the app.
To uninstall the Spotify desktop app on Windows 10, do the following:
- Open the menu Beginning and select Setting.
- Click on Applications from the main Settings screen.
- Search Spotify in the search field at the top of Applications and functions.
- Click the button Uninstall next to the Spotify application. Click again Uninstall to verify it.
You can too uninstall apps in Windows 11. To uninstall the Spotify application from Windows 11, do the following:
- Click the button Beginning and then in that of Setting
- Click on Applications in the left column and in Apps and Features on the right.
- Writes Spotify in the field of Search for apps from the top.
- Click the button Options (three dots) to the right of Spotify and click Uninstall.
Now that Spotify is uninstalled, go to Spotify download page and download and install the latest version.
Uninstall Spotify from your phone
Uninstalling the Spotify application from your Android or iPhone is easy on either platform.
- Find the Spotify app on your home screen. Press and hold the app icon and tap Uninstall o Delete application in the menu that appears.
- Verify that you want to continue with the uninstallation when the message appears.
After uninstalling the app, go to your device’s app store and reinstall it.
How to Fix Spotify Quickly
If Spotify stops, pauses, or crashes on iPhone or Android, the steps above should help you get it working properly again. If it stops working in the middle of a song, it’s probably something basic like Low Power Mode or Data Saver Mode on. However, logging out of all devices seems to work for many users as well.