Fix Spotify Stops After 10 Seconds

Recently, Spotify users have encountered an unusual issue: their favorite music suddenly stops playing just ten seconds after starting. It seems like the sound crashes into a wall, leaving listeners puzzled and reaching for the skip button. But don’t despair, as there are several ways to address this unpleasant situation.

Here are ten troubleshooting steps to get your Spotify back into its smooth rhythm:

  1. Close and reopen the app: Sometimes simply exiting the app and restarting it can work wonders. On Android, go to Settings > Apps > Spotify > Force Stop. For iPhone users, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (iPhone X and later) or double-click the Home button (iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and earlier), then swipe left or right on the Spotify app preview and tap “Force Quit.” Then reopen the app to see if the issue persists.
  2. Sign out and sign back in: Refresh your session on Spotify by signing out of your account and then signing back in. You can find this feature in “Your Library” > Settings icon > Log Out on mobile devices or in “More” > File > Log Out on desktop.
  3. Clear app cache: Corrupted app data can disrupt its functionality. Clear the cache and downloads in Spotify by going to Settings > Apps > Spotify > Clear Cache/Data on Android or Spotify > Settings > Storage > Clear Cache on iPhone.
  4. Reboot devices: Sometimes a simple reboot can help. On mobile devices, hold down the power button until the power off slider appears, then swipe it to turn off the device. For desktop, restart the device through the “Start” menu (Windows) or “Apple” menu (Mac).
  5. Toggle music modes in the app: If the issue persists after an update, switch between online and offline modes. Download the problematic track for offline listening (Premium users only) and switch to offline mode through “Your Library” > Settings > Playback on mobile devices or through the “More” button > File > Offline Mode on desktop.
  6. Turn off crossfade: Disable the crossfade feature to eliminate playback issues. You can find this setting in Spotify > Settings > Playback on mobile devices or through the “More” button > Settings > Playback on desktop.
  7. Update the app and devices: Check for updates both in the app itself and in your device’s operating system.
  8. Clean reinstall of the app: If nothing else helps, perform a clean reinstall of the app. On mobile devices, clear data and uninstall associated folders. On desktop, delete associated files and folders after a user-initiated reinstall.
  9. Reinstall the app from the web: After a clean reinstall, download the app from the Spotify website and log back in to access your library.
  10. Download music from the app: As a last resort, download music for offline listening.

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Final words

In conclusion, troubleshooting the ten-second pause issue in Spotify may require some persistence and experimentation. However, with these steps at your disposal, you can reclaim a seamless listening experience and bid farewell to musical interruptions.

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Read also: Spotify Playlist In A Bottle.

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