A lot of Premium users have been complaining on the internet about Spotify stopping after one song (stopping a second into the next song and refusing to play).
The thing is, if they force quit and restart the Spotify app, the song will play and the playlist goes on, but Spotify keeps stopping after every song.
This problem happens only on the Spotify app, not the desktop, and this happens both with and without Wi-Fi, with and without downloaded songs.
Are you experiencing the same thing? Here’s what you can do to solve the issue.
Reinstall the Spotify app
Often, the best course of action to troubleshoot any issue on Spotify is to reinstall the app. Not only does it fix common technical issues, but it also ensures the app is up to date.
I had this problem (Spotify stopping after every song) before Christmas. I had to uninstall the app on my phone and reinstall it again. Afterward, I never experience the same problem.
Keep in mind that reinstalling the Spotify app will remove downloaded songs (if you are a Premium user), but your playlists will stay intact on your account and won’t be deleted.
Clear Spotify’s cache
If you’ve reinstalled the Spotify app but it’s still stopping after every song, then the next thing you should do is to clear the cached files, which may resolve some issues with the app.
The cache is small data files that Spotify stores on your phone, like album art, playlists, and recently played tracks, to improve the overall app loading times and user experience.
When you clear the cache on Spotify, you are essentially deleting temporary files that may have been corrupted or outdated, all of which have been stored on your device.
You can learn more about the Spotify cache right here, including how to clear the cached files for both Android and iOS devices. Hopefully, your Spotify app will work normally after this.
Turn on the Autoplay feature
Often, you didn’t realize that you’ve reached the end of a queue or a playlist while listening to the Spotify app. When this happens, songs will stop playing altogether.
Try turning on the Autoplay feature. Spotify will automatically play similar songs so the music never stops when you reach the end of an album, playlist, or selection of songs.
Allow Spotify to run in the background
Apps that play audio, like Spotify, need permission to run in the background. If you have not given the app permission to run in the background, it may stop after one song.
On iOS, open the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to General. Now go to Background App Refresh. Scroll down and enable Spotify by toggling ON the switch next to it.
If you’re on Android, you can hold down the Spotify app and then click on “App info”. Next, click on “Battery” and you should see the option to allow Spotify to run in the background.
Once Spotify is able to run in the background, it should run at maximum capacity and keep playing even after every song. It should also run with other apps running.
Turn off Low Power Mode (iOS) and Power Saving (Android)
When you experience Spotify stopping after every song on your mobile device, it may be because your device is set to power-saving mode to conserve battery.
When this happens, some apps, like Spotify, may not work as expected because your phone will block background processes to save your battery. Here’s how to turn it off.
On iOS, go to the Settings app. Click on Battery and toggle off the Low Power Mode switch. That’s it. Now Spotify should run normally on your iPhone.
On Android, Go to your Settings. Click on Battery and device care. Then, click on Battery and toggle off Power saving. Some phones might have different navigation but should be similar.
Redownload your offline music
If you’re listening to offline downloaded music from Spotify but it keeps stopping after one song, it could be that the files have been corrupted, which can cause playback issues.
To fix this, simply delete your offline playlists from your devices and redownload them.
Open the Spotify app. Go to Your Library to find your downloaded playlists and songs. Click on the green arrow button to remove the playlist from your downloads.
Then, click the same arrow once it turns gray to redownload the playlist. You can also do the exact same steps for individual songs and/or albums from within the Spotify app.
Make sure you have a stable internet connection
A poor internet connection can cause Spotify to stop after one song. This is especially true if you’re using a mobile data connection instead of Wi-Fi.
Check your internet connection by opening a web browser and loading a website. If the website loads slowly, then your internet connection is the main culprit behind the playback issue.
To improve your internet connection, try moving closer to your router or connecting to a different Wi-Fi network, then check to see if Spotify is able to continue playing through an entire playlist.
According to Spotify, it’s best to use a Wi-Fi connection instead of mobile data. If you’re in a location where Wi-Fi isn’t available, it’s best to use Data Saver mode so Spotify loads faster.