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7 Ways to Fix Spotify Stops Playing on iPhone [Updated]

Recently, some iPhone users discover a new issue when using Spotify. Spotify app stops playing songs or randomly crash on their iPhones. To solve these irritating problems, we give you 7 useful tips to make these out.

In the first 6 methods, you will get the conventional ways such as sign out Spotify, reset Spotify, force quit, and relaunch Spotify. However, the last 'Method 7' share you a complete brand new approach to keep playing Spotify on iPhone. You will get the real Spotify audio files by using Spotify Downloader, then Spotify files can be imported to iPhone without iTunes.

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Method 1: Sign Out Everywhere from Spotify.com

Spotify could only stream music on one device at a time. So when others are using your Spotify account to stream music, Spotify streaming will stop at your side. To avoid this happen, you can sign out of all Spotify account on Logged in devices. Now sign in with your Spotify account on Spotify.com.

Step 1: Click 'Profile' at the upper right corner.

Step 2: Enter to 'Account overview' page.

Step 3: Scroll down and click 'Sign Out Everywhere'.

spotify sign out everywhere

Method 2: Remove Offline Devices from Spotify's Account Page

Or you can remove offline devices from Spotify. Now sign in with your Spotify account on Spotify.com.

Step 1: Click 'Profile' at the upper right corner.

Step 2: Enter to 'Offline Devices' page and do the settings.

remove spotify offline devices

Method 3: Turn Off Battery Saver on iPhone

iPhone may close Spotify for saving your battery. To close this setting, you can go to 'Settings' on your iPhone >> Scroll down and enter 'Battery' >> Turn off the 'Low Power Mode'.

turn off battery saver on iphone

Method 4: Check Network Settings - Turn on 'Cellular Data' on iPhone

Don't be careless, this may cause by your network problem. Your Wi-Fi condition may be unstable, to solve this problem, switch to the cellular for a try. Go to 'Settings' >> 'Cellular', turn on 'Cellular Data' option.

check network settings on iphone

Method 5: Reset and Clear Spotify Cache

Below are some operations you may need to do for resetting and clearing Spotify Cache. Try them out to see if it works.

  • Log out and log in again.
  • Restart the app.
  • Reinstall the Spotify app.
  • Clear all the cache.
  • Clear offline songs storage.

Method 6: Force Quit Spotify and Relaunch on iPhone

Force quit Spotify on your iPhone and then restart it might be effective in some occasions.

Step 1:Open Spotify on your iPhone.

Step 2:Press and hold the Power button till 'Slide to power off' shows up.

Step 3:Release the power button and hold the home button till the slider vanishes.

Step 4:The app should force to close down now.

Step 5:Open the multi-task switching bar and close Spotify.


Method 7: Download Spotify Music As Local Files and Save on iPhone

Well, this method gives you another way to fix Spotify's crash or abrupt problems when enjoying Spotify tracks. What we are gonna do is to download real Spotify audio files to computer then save them on your iPhone without using iTunes. Now follow these two parts to learn how to make this.

πŸ“Œ Part 1: Download Real Spotify Songs to Computer

You need an efficient helper to download and save audio files from Spotify to local. In this part, a magic tool - Spotify Music Downloader is ready for you.

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Spotify Music Downloader can download any track, album or playlist from Spotify without using Spotify App. Supports to convert music into multiple formats and convey to devices. Learn More β†’

Step 1: Install & Launch Spotify Music Downloader

First of all, please download and install TuneCable Spotify Downloader on your Windows computer or Mac PC. Then launch it. Spotify App is needed while using Spotify Downloader so please install Spotify App on the computer in advance. If you are free users, you can definitely open Spotify Web Player on your browser. Once everything is done, you are ready to go.

Launch Spotify downloader and login to Spotify

Step 2: Select Spotify Tracks to Download

Now go to Spotify App or Spotify Web Player, drag and drop certain track, playlist or album to TuneCable directly, or you can copy the URL link and paste it to Spotify Downloader. TuneCable will then analyze your links. After that, click 'OK' to confirm your selection.

drag and drop spotify songs to tunecable directly

Step 3: Customize Output Formats - MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV

Now click on set parameter(Setting) icon to choose the output format and other parameters. TuneCable offers 4 conversion formats which are MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV. Once you made up your settings, close the window directly to apply.

customize output spotify format

Step 4: Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Computer

And now, you can click 'Convert' to download selected Spotify Music to computer.

add spotify tracks

Step 5: View Downloaded History

After conversion, direct to 'Converted' to view downloaded Spotify tracks. These songs can be played in TuneCable directly.

view and play downloaded spotify tracks

Step 6: Open the Folder to Check Spotify Local Music Files

Click the open output folder icon of each song to view the local path. And now, you can follow 'Part 2' to learn how to import these downloaded Spotify audio files to iPhone without using iTunes.

check spotify songs

Notice: For trial users, TuneCable only allows to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To enjoy the complete Spotify music tracks for offline listening, please buy the full version - Windows / Mac

πŸ“Œ Part 2: Import Downloaded Spotify Tracks to iPhone without Using iTunes

Here we offer a novel way to transfer music into your iPhone, the highlight of this method is that you don't even need to use iTunes to make this! With Syncios iPhone Data Manager, batches of Apple Music can be imported to your iPhone seamlessly by using your Windows or Mac PC.

syncios manager

Syncios iPhone Data Manager provides an easy way to import music to iPhone without using iTunes! What's more, you can manage, backup, restore or delete your iPhone data in time. Learn More β†’

πŸ“Œ For Windows System

Step 1:Download and install Syncios Manager on your Windows computer. Launch it and connect your iPhone to it via USB cable. Choose 'Media' to load all audio files on iPhone.

Step 2:Click the 'Add' button from the menu bar to import certain downloaded Spotify songs or whole output folder to iPhone. Locate to 'TuneCable Spotify Downloader' folder and choose the downloaded Spotify audio files you want. Then click 'OK' to save these Spotify songs on iPhone.

import spotify music to iphone on windows pc

πŸ“Œ For Mac System

Step 1:Download and install Syncios Manager on your Mac pc. Launch it and connect your iPhone to it via USB cable. Choose 'Music' to load all audio files on iPhone.

Step 2:Click the 'Add' to import Spotify tracks. Locate to 'TuneCable Spotify Downloader' folder and choose the downloaded Spotify music files you want. Then click 'Open' to save these songs on iPhone.

import spotify music to iphone on mac pc

Tips: If you encounter any detection problem during the process, please check the iOS detection tutorial for help.


Summary: Above are 7 approaches to fix the Spotify playing issues while you listen to Spotify online or offline on your iPhone. Find the way which fits you better, and there will be no more interruption during the music roll.




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