Spotify is the one-stop for all your sounds! You can listen to music, move & create with tunes, podcasts, and playlists.
But what if it keeps pausing or Spotify does not open at all? Here is how to fix the issue and groove into your favorite music and podcasts!
Why Does Spotify Keep Stopping?
Spotify can randomly pause or stop due to the following reasons:
- App cache
- Signed in from multiple devices
- Headphone connectivity issue
- Interference with other apps
- Bad installation
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How To Fix If Spotify Keeps Stopping?
If Spotify keeps stopping or pausing randomly, follow these methods to fix the issue.
1) Restart The App
When Spotify keeps stopping, first of all, restart the app. This can fix minor glitches that can be responsible for the problem.
So, close the app and then re-open it. Check if this could fix the problem. If Spotify pauses again, restart your device.
2) Restart Your Device
You can also restart the device from where you are playing Spotify.
A fresh restart can often fix minor errors and bugs responsible for the issue.
So, close Spotify, restart your device, and see if this helps. If this still does not fix the problem. Sign out from all the devices.
3) Sign Out From Of All Devices
Sign out from all the devices if you are signed in to Spotify on multiple devices using the same account.
Then sign in to Spotify from a single device.
Make sure that no one else is using Spotify from the same account at the same time.
This can also be the reason why your Spotify keeps stopping.
To sign out from every device, follow these steps:
- Visit https://www.spotify.com/us/account/profile/ and log in to your Spotify account.
- Click on Profile > Account.
- Select Account Overview from the left pane.
- Then select the Sign out everywhere option.
4) Check The Headphone
If you are using headphones to listen to Spotify, the problem can arise due to an issue with the headphones and not the Spotify app.
If the headphones are wireless, ensure the Bluetooth connection is uninterrupted.
Interference of your microwave, Wi-Fi, or any physical obstruction between the headphone and the device where you are playing Spotify can create such issues.
To avoid such interruptions, keep the device and the headphones close and turn off the devices emitting electromagnetic waves.
If you are using wired headphones, ensure there is no loose connection and the audio jack is properly connected. Also, check the wire physically for any damage.
You can test with another pair of headphones to see if the problem is fixed.
If the issue persists, clear the Spotify cache.
5) Clear Spotify Cache
All the data gets stored in the temporary cache folder to help you load the app faster next time.
If this Spotify cache folder becomes corrupted, you can also have issues while playing Spotify.
So, if Spotify randomly pauses, delete the Spotify cache.
To do that, follow these steps:
For Windows and Mac:
- Open Spotify and click on Profile > Settings.
- Find the Cache option and click on the Clear cache button.
- Open the Spotify app & tap on the gear icon.
- Scroll down & tap on the Clear Cache option.
- Confirm by tapping on the clear cache button from the pop-up menu.
6) Close Unnecessary App
The apps running in the background can sometimes conflict with Spotify, causing it to pause or stop.
To fix it, close the unnecessary apps running in the background and see if this can fix the issue.
Here the steps to close background apps on a Windows PC:
- Right-click on the Windows Start button & select Task Manager.
- Go to the Processes tab and right-click on the processes you want to close.
- Select the End Task option. Repeat the same for each task you want to kill. Then exit the window.
Now open Spotify and check if this could fix the problem, else turn off the hardware acceleration.
7) Turn Off Hardware Acceleration
Enabling hardware acceleration helps to improve performance. This trick is for you if you are using Spotify from your desktop.
When Spotify keeps pausing, you can disable the hardware accelerations. Enabling it can sometimes create problems.
Here is how to disable hardware acceleration on Spotify:
- Open the Spotify desktop app.
- Click on the three dots menu from the top.
- Click on View > Hardware acceleration.
You will be warned that disabling hardware acceleration can slow down Spotify. Click on OK to confirm.
8) Reinstall Spotify
If none of the above methods can fix the issue when Spotify pauses, reinstall the app.
There can be some problems with the previous installation. A fresh installation can fix the problem.
Here is how to reinstall Spotify:
- Click on Windows Start Menu and select Settings.
- Click on Apps > Installed apps.
- Scroll down to find Spotify. Then click on the three dots menu and select Uninstall option.
- Now install Spotify again and sign in with your credentials, This time, Spotify should not pause anymore.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
Here are some frequently asked questions when Spotify keeps pausing:
- Why is my Spotify pausing in every 10 seconds and then becoming black?
Spotify can pause randomly and become black if your device has insufficient space. So make sure to clear your Spotify cache frequently.
- Why is Spotify not playing in the background?
Spotify can stop playing in the background if the app is not permitted.
It will stop playing when the lock screen is closed unless you permit it.
- Why is Spotify not playing songs?
If Spotify is not playing songs, then the app may be out of date of your device doesn’t support Spotify.
So, that is how to fix Spotify when it keeps stopping. For any other queries, ask us in the comments section below.