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Why does your Spotify pause songs? Here’s how to fix

Music lovers may face a strange problem while listening to music on Spotify. In other words, your Spotify Music stops unexpectedly while listening without any reason.

And sometimes it becomes really annoying when you are listening to your favorite song and it stops at the wrong time. After surfing the net and reading some users’ communities I was surprised that there were a lot of factors why Spotify stopped songs.

In this article, I would like to summarize the most common reasons for pausing songs and the most effective ways to solve this problem.

The reasons why Spotify keeps pausing songs

There are a few common reasons why Spotify stops your songs:

  • You keep the battery save mode or data restriction mode on.
  • If your network connection is unstable Spotify can stop playing music due to network buffering.
  • Spotify can pause your music if you use the same account on multiple devices without logging out.
  • Your device is full of excessive cache or temporary files. 
  • There are too many apps running in the background on your device at the same time.
  • If you listen to music while chatting through Discord, then a composition will be automatically paused every 30 seconds.

How to fix problems with pausing songs on Spotify

Since a problem arises for different reasons, then it also has to be fixed in different ways so you could finally comfortably use the service.

How to fix Spotify pausing songs problems on your PC

Before hacking your computer I suggest you try such simple basic ways of solving the problem as checking your network connection, refreshing the browser/ the tab, or relaunching the Spotify app if you have it downloaded on your desktop. You should also restart your computer. If songs are still being paused try any of the following tricks. 

Turn on the “sign out everywhere” option

  • Visit the website: https://www.spotify.com.
  • Sign in into your account with your username and password.
  • Click on your “Account”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the option to sign out everywhere.
  • Click on the “Sign out everywhere” button.

Having done these steps, launch the Spotify app on your computer (smartphone/tablet, etc.), log in as usual, and check how the music is played. At this stage, the problem usually disappears. If it still annoys you try the next way. 

Turn off the “Battery saver” mode

  • Open windows settings on your computer and click on “System” settings.
  • Find the “Battery” option and turn off the “Battery saver” mode.

If none of the methods above work for you try some of these:

  • Clean your browser from excessive cache or temporary files, then log in to your account again.
  • Reinstall the latest version of the Spotify app based on your device compatibility.

How to fix Spotify pausing songs problems on your mobile device

Before moving to more complicated solutions try to restart your device and relaunch the Spotify app or check your network connection. 

If the app still keeps pausing your music try to do the following steps.

Turn off the “Battery saving” mode

  • Go to the Settings menu of your smartphone and find the “battery” option in there. 
  • After you’ve found the battery menu, select the battery saver “turn on/off “ option.
  • Turn off the “battery saver” mode.

Use the “sign out everywhere” option

Keep in mind that you can’t do that on your mobile app. You still have to do it by using your browser and opening Spotify’s official website.  So the actions needed are almost the same as for desktop:

  • Visit the website: https://www.spotify.com.
  • Sign in into your account with your username and password. You will be redirected to your account overview page. 
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the option to sign out everywhere.
  • Tap on the “Sign out everywhere” button.
  • Log in to your account once again and check if Spotify still pauzes your songs.

Turn off your data saver mode

The data saver mode is turned on in the default mode on some mobile phones to reduce the amount of data the app uses but it can also result in Spotify pauses.  You can find this option on Settings of Spotify app. 

  • Open the app on your mobile device and tap the gear icon in the top right corner.
  • Find out the “Data saver” option from the list and ensure that the mode is set to OFF

If none of the methods help you out just remove it from your device and reinstall it again.

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