Spotify is one of the best music streaming services, especially if you like lesser-known artists. On the other hand, nothing destroys music faster than frequent pauses and buffering. This problem is very common on Spotify and has many reasons, but the good news is that they are all easy to solve.
If Spotify keeps pausing and interrupting your listening experience, please do the following.
Turn Off Low Power Mode
All mobile devices have a low-power mode option that reduces background activity to extend battery life. In many cases, the low-power mode cuts off the background update of the application, disables automatic mail retrieval, and stops downloads. In other cases, it may interfere with your Spotify streaming.
If you listen to Spotify with low power mode enabled, turn it off. On the iPhone, this is as simple as dragging down from the upper right corner of the screen and tapping the battery icon. You can also enter low power mode by going to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode.
Android devices handle this slightly differently. The setting on Android devices is called “battery saving mode”. To access it, tap the “Settings” icon and then tap “Power saving mode”. You should see a slider somewhere on the screen. Make sure it is in the off position.
This setting can interfere with Spotify on any device, be it a mobile phone or tablet. If you find that Spotify keeps pausing while listening to music, try turning off the low battery mode and make sure you have enough battery power.
Turn Off Data Saver Mode
Spotify has a built-in data protection mode, which reduces the amount of data the application uses when it is streaming over a cellular network. This mode can interfere with the playback quality and cause Spotify to stop.
To access Data Saver mode, tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, then tap Data Saver from the list. Make sure the slider is off.
Restart Your Device
One of the easiest ways to solve Spotify Keeps Pausing is to reboot your device. You can perform a reset on your mobile device or select “Restart” from your computer’s “Start” menu, but it is generally best to completely shut down the device for at least 15 seconds before restarting.
Doing so will erase all the data stored in the temporary memory and is one of the most recommended ways to correct these types of problems. After 15 seconds have passed, turn your device back on and try Spotify again.
Keep Your Device Up to Date
Sometimes Spotify Keeps Pausing and does not work properly after update, especially after the operating system is updated. Make sure your mobile device is synced with the latest version of the operating system.
One option is to enable automatic updates. Another is to manually check whether an update is currently available. To do this on iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update. On Android, go to Settings, select System updates, and select Check for system updates.
Sign Out Everywhere
Some Spotify users report that logging out their accounts on all devices before logging back in can solve the frequent interruptions on Spotify.
To do this, go to your account overview page. After entering this page, scroll to the bottom and select the “Exit Anywhere” button. After this is done, you will need to log in to your account again.
Note that this option does not include associated Spotify devices, so it will not log out of PlayStation or Sonos devices.
If your Spotify account is being used elsewhere, it may cause intermittent playback on your device. By logging out of your account from all devices, you can also eliminate the possibility of unauthorized access to your account by other users.
Connect or Disconnect From WiFi
Spotify allows you to choose from multiple quality levels to stream your music.
The basic level of music is 160 kbps, which requires an upload and download speed of 384 kbps. The next level is 320 kbps, which requires an upload and download speed of 512 kbps. For lossless quality streaming, you need at least 2 Mbps downstream and 0.5 Mbps upstream.
These speeds must be maintained at this level or more stable, otherwise the quality of your music will fluctuate, usually resulting in pauses. In many cases, 3G is not enough to achieve lossless quality.
If you are playing music at the highest possible quality but you are not getting the results you want, try connecting to WiFi. If this is not possible, please reduce the quality of your broadcast. You also need to make sure that Spotify will not attempt to automatically stream at a quality higher than its capabilities.
To do this, open Spotify and click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on the music quality and view the streaming title. By default, Automatic will be selected. Choose from low, normal, high and very high school. If your application stops frequently, select Low or Normal.
If you have tried these other methods but they did not work for you, please remove Spotify from your device. On a computer, this means of uninstalling the program. On the phone, delete the application. Delete all traces of Spotify, and then download the application again.
Errors may occur during the installation process, which can cause playback problems. By deleting the application and reinstalling it, you can start working from a fresh update installation.
Check Your AirPods
If you are using a Bluetooth headset, make sure that no settings may affect your experience. For example, Apple AirPods will pause the song if one is removed from your ear. If your Bluetooth device is not working properly, Spotify may stop.
To test this, listen to some songs without headphones and then put them on. If Spotify only stops while you are using the headphones, it may indicate a problem with your Bluetooth device.