Are you fed up with Spotify being stopped after a few seconds? That’s frustrating. Let us help you in this regard.
Spotify is a Digital Music application providing services to millions of users around the globe. Its premium and free accessibility offers a variety of features that helps in attracting more users.
Like any other application, Spotify does carry some troubleshooting issues. One is that Spotify stops/halts the process after a few seconds (usually 10 seconds) of launch. Several reasons may invoke such a problem, but most are not visible, i.e., the application’s cache, subscription plan, etc.
This post will address 15 solutions to eliminate the Spotify error of stopping after a few seconds.
How To Fix Spotify Keeps Stopping After Few Seconds (2023 Guide)
Sometimes, the Spotify music stops only after 10 seconds. This is the actual delay time that most of the users have reported. However, only some (facing the same issue) have reported other than 10 seconds.
Various unknown reasons need to be verified, i.e., storage and connectivity issues; you are not sure why this occurred. However, a set of checks must be performed to verify that the error is fixed.
Solution 1: Clear the Spotify Cache
The cache speeds up your Spotify; it saves the program/process to be processed quickly next time. The cache memory is very small, and it floods up very easily. In such a scenario, the overall functionality gets affected. Let’s see how it can be done:
Go to Settings > Storage in the Spotify app, and you will get the Clear Cache option. Click on it to wash out the cache:
Click the Accounts Settings from the Profiles dropdown:
Inside Settings, scroll down to get the Clear Cache option, as shown below. Click on it to remove all the cache:
That’s how you can clear the cache.
Solution 2: Check Your Device’s Storage
The audio being played cannot be fully exercised due to the lack of storage. At that moment, the storage needs to be optimized instantly via the following methods.
Tap on the Settings icon and scroll down to see the Storage option. First, observe here whether the free space is enough or not. If not, then you need to Remove all downloads (this will remove all music for offline downloads) and the cache if necessary.
Open the App’s Settings, and under the Storage option, you will find the Change Location option.
Doing so, the default storage location of Spotify will be changed, which will ultimately root out the storage overflooded issue.
Solution 3: Restart the Device / Restart Network
There is a possibility that your device is not working correctly or synchronized correctly. To fix this bug, you need to restart the device you use, i..e, Phone, Desktop, or the network settings, i.e., WiFi, Cellular Data, VPN, etc.
This will ultimately refresh the overall components (including hardware and software), which will help synchronize the software/hardware components with the application.
Solution 4: Reset Network Settings
The network settings are also a useful tool to optimize the performance of Spotify as it depends on the internet connectivity. For that, you need to do the following on your Phone:
Go to the Settings of your Phone and then navigate to General:
Inside General, scroll down and click on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option:
Several options will appear where you need to choose the Reset Network Settings:
A Passcode prompt appears; authenticate it, and then the network settings will be reset:
This reset includes the WiFi connections reset, VPNs reset, Cellular Data reset, etc.
Solution 5: Turn Off the Data Saver
Data saver functionality decides how much data will produce effective audio and video quality. For instance, if the Data Saver is switched on, you will get fine and premium audio quality.
However, this feature consumes more data, halting the system’s performance, especially when the connection speed is not so good.
Let’s learn to turn it off:
Open the Spotify Application and navigate to Settings. Inside the settings, click on the Data Saver option as shown below:
Now, turn off the first toggle button to switch off the Data Saving:
Solution 6: Check For the Updates
Applications like Spotify keep on releasing new updates with some interesting features. These exciting features may not work properly if there are pending updates for Spotify. So, it is recommended to keep checking the updates.
Let’s see how it can be opened on iOS/Android:
Go to the Play Store/ App Store and search for Spotify; it will show the option OPEN if it is updated. If there is any update, then the Update button will appear. In this case, the option is OPEN.
Solution 7: Log Out and Then Log in
The user’s current session may create inevitable conflicts between the audios you are playing. This issue can be fixed by a simple log out and log in. let’s learn to do it on Phones and Desktops:
Click on the Settings gear icon and then scroll down; you will see a Logout button, as shown below:
Clicking on it will log you out from the current device only.
Open Spotify, click on the profile’s dropdown, and then choose the Logout option from the dropdowns menu as shown below:
By doing so, you will be back to the login screen, where you can again sign in to continue and eliminate that error.
Solution 8: Sign Out From All the Devices
If the logging-out/log-in does not work, you must move forward to Sign out from all devices. While using Spotify on multiple devices simultaneously, several issues arise that need to be solved.
Let’s see how you can log out of all the devices:
Navigate to the Account settings from the app:
Upon clicking, this will open Spotify in the web browser, scroll down and you will see the option Sign out everywhere:
This will instantly log you out from all the devices.
Solution 9: Check the Subscription Plan
You might be wondering why a subscription plan could be a possible fix. If you were a Premium user, you would have a different collection as a free account. Here, you are thinking that you are using the Premium, but in fact, it is the free version.
Thus, you need to verify the subscription plan in the following way:
Click on the Settings gear, and go to the Account option:
After that, you will get your Plan at the top:
Open your Account info by clicking on the Account option:
It will navigate you to the web support, scroll down, and check the Your plan option. This option contains all the information about your plan.
– Check the Expiry of the plan, i.e., 4/26/23 in my case.
– If the plan is expired or about to expire, you can switch to another by clicking on the Change plan.
Solution 10: Disable Crossfade
The crossfade feature of Spotify blends one track with another. The end of one track is merged with the start of the next track to have a smooth transition.
The crossfade may also halt the transition of the songs or may fail to join tracks. Thus, if you face a “Spotify Stop” issue, you must turn this feature off.
Open Settings and look for Playback, where you will find the Crossfade option. Here, the leftmost position of the scroll bar shows that it is turned off.
Go to Settings of Spotify; you can see the Crossfade songs Option under the Playback option. Ensure that the toggle button is Off, as shown below:
Solution 11: Turn Off Hardware Acceleration
The hardware acceleration functionality allows Spotify to use your GPU for better graphics performance. It becomes the cause of the music playing for less than 10 seconds, especially on the older machines.
Hence, it is suggested to turn the hardware acceleration on Spotify.
Click on the three horizontal dots in the top left corner and then choose View, and afterward, turn off the Hardware acceleration.
Solution 12: Try Using Spotify in Offline Mode
The best thing about Spotify is that it offers an offline mode. You can download your favorite playlist and then watch it offline. Let’s see how you can make the playlist available offline.
Step 1: Open the Library and go to the Playlist you want to Download and keep offline, i.e., Integeraudio.
Step 2: You will find a download button, as shown below. As soon as the playlist is downloaded, the music will be available:
Step 3: Now, go to Settings, and look for the Playback option, turn the toggle button On to enable Offline mode:
Doing so will allow you to play music offline, irrespective of the connectivity.
Solution 13: Turn Off Low Power Mode
The Low Power Mode prevents the applications/programs that require power. If the Lower Power Mode is turned On, you won’t be able to use Spotify in full swing. Let’s practice it to turn off various devices:
Go inside the settings of your Phone and search for Low Power Mode:
Some search results will appear, choose the appropriate one and turn off the toggle button or whatever is applicable:
Solution 14: Uninstall the Current Version and Then Install Fresh
This is one of the solutions from the tail when nothing is working; you ultimately have to choose for removal. So, you need to uninstall and install it back on the system.
The uninstallation process on various devices is demonstrated below.
Locate the Spotify application, and when you long press on the application, a list of options appears where you have to choose Remove/Uninstall and proceed with the instructions:
First, search for the Add/Remove Programs from the Search bar of the Windows:
Search for Spotify inside it; it will appear in the list of applications. Click on three horizontal dots, which invokes a dropdown; now, click on the Uninstall option:
Solution 15: Contact Spotify Support
If the reinstallation does not work for you, you have to contact Spotify and briefly demonstrate the problem. Here, we will show you how you can reach them.
The easiest and quickest way to initiate a request on Spotify is through their Spotify Cares Twitter page. Just send them a direct message and tell them the whole scenario:
Spotify is the leading audio–providing platform offering music, podcasts, and limited video support. It has a set of algorithms that offers to choose audio content per the user’s taste or what they are listening to. So, a masterpiece for music lovers.
While using Spotify, your music may stop after a few seconds of launch. There are various reasons and solutions to address those reasons. We have compiled a full-proof guide illustrating 15 solutions to fix the Spotify error of stopping the music.
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