How to fix Spotify keeps pausing

Spotify is a music streaming giant in the media space. It is used by millions of people around the world. You can use Spotify on your smartphone, on your desktop, or simply in your internet browser. In spite of this variety of usage possibilities and its high popularity, sometimes the app doesn’t work properly. The Spotify app can crash or tracks can be pausing. One of the most common problems is the permanent pausing of music, while you’re listening to it.

In this article, we will help you deal with this problem.

How to fix Spotify keeps pausing on mobile device

Here are some simple steps to take if you’re having trouble with constant pausing listening to Spotify on your mobile device:

  • Try clearing temporarily saved data that may be causing the problem. To do this, turn off the phone for 15 or more seconds and then turn it back on;
  • Turn off Low Power Mode. Low power mode can cause interference with Spotify streaming. Try turning it off in “Settings” under “Battery Settings”;
  • Disable Data Saving Mode. Reducing the amount of data used by Spotify can cause problems with pauses. Therefore, try disabling data saving mode under “Settings”, “Data saving”;
  • Try downloading music to your device for uninterrupted listening while in an area with low cellular coverage.

How to fix Spotify keeps pausing on desktop

Now let’s look at the steps for solving the problem with the help of a desktop.

Sometimes logging in to your account from other devices can cause the device you’re currently listening from to periodically pause. Make Spotify log out of your account from all your devices. To do so, just follow these steps:

  • Navigate to through your browser and sign in to your account;
  • On the home page, select the Menu icon in the upper right corner;
  • Click “Account” from the drop-down menu;
  • After that, click on “Account Overview”;
  • Scroll down and click on the “Sign Out Everywhere” option. 

Once you have done these steps, you will sign out of all your accounts, including your browser. Then, just sign in once again and that can solve the problem.

How to fix Spotify keeps pausing with help of reinstallation

Often deleting the cache data, uninstalling the app, and then reinstalling it, fixes any problems caused by corrupted files. This also ensures that you have the latest version of the app installed. So now, we are going to look at how you can clear the cache and reinstall the application on different operating systems.

On iOS:

  • Launch Spotify on your device;
  • Tap “Settings” icon;
  • Scroll down and tap “Storage”;
  • Click “Delete cache”;

After that, you can delete the Spotify app and then reinstall it from the App Store.

On macOS:

  • Launch “Finder”;
  • From the top menu select “Go”, long-press the “Alt” key and open “Library”;
  • Click on “Caches” then select and delete the “com.spotify.Client” folder;
  • Select “Application Support” then delete the “Spotify” folder.

After that, you can delete the Spotify app and then reinstall it from the App Store.

On Android:

  • Open Settings on your mobile device;
  • Navigate to “Apps” and tap on it;
  • Then, find and select “Spotify”;
  • Open “Storage” and tap “Clear data”.

After that, you can delete the Spotify app and then reinstall it from Google Play.

On Windows:

  • Navigate to your system’s drive (most commonly it is the “C” drive);
  • Open “Users” and click on the “Username” folder;
  • Find and open “AppData” folder (this folder can sometimes have the status of hidden);
  • In “AppData” open “Local”;
  • After that, find and click “Spotify”;
  • Finally, look for the “Storage” folder and delete it.

After that, you can delete the Spotify app and then reinstall it from Microsoft Store.

If the music pauses when you listen to it on headphones, try listening to it through the speaker of your device or other headphones. Wireless headphones sometimes have a tendency to interrupt due to an unreliable Bluetooth connection.

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