It’s enough to drive you crazy – to be listening to your favorite song, and then all of the sudden, it stops playing in the middle of the chorus or as you head into an important verse! You try to hit play again, but nothing happens – the song keeps pausing repeatedly! What’s going on? Well, if you use Spotify, you’re probably experiencing an issue with their software. Here are some common reasons that Spotify keeps pausing, and tips on how to prevent it from happening in the future.
What is Spotify?
Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service that lets you listen to any song in the world for free, with no ads. With over 20 million songs and thousands of playlists, it’s always there when you need it. And because we’re all about being social, you can share your favorite tracks with friends or add them to your own playlist. You can also create a radio station based around a specific song or artist and Spotify will play other similar music for you. You can even go back to artists you’ve listened to before and they’ll be put at the top of your album list so they’re easy to find next time.
A really cool feature of Spotify is that if you want, you can download specific albums or artists (so they don’t use up bandwidth) onto your computer, phone, or tablet so you have them offline. It saves on data usage too! If a track is available for offline listening, there will be a little arrow icon in your library; click on it and choose download.
Methods to stop Spotify keep Pausing:
Change your cell phone’s streaming quality
It’s likely that your cell phone is streaming at a quality that your device can’t handle. If you’re on a streaming service like Spotify or Pandora, try lowering the quality by clicking on the gear in the lower right-hand corner of the app and selecting Streaming Quality. The higher you go up in quality, the more data will be used. You’ll want to experiment with different levels to find what works best for you. To save data, turn off cellular data when it’s not needed: When we’re not using our phones, we should consider turning off our cellular connections to avoid wasting data. We can do this by opening Settings > Network & Wireless > Data Usage > Mobile Data – Off.
Update your operating system
The most common cause of streaming pauses on desktop or mobile is an outdated operating system. To update your operating system:
– On Windows, open Windows Update and click Check for updates. – On a Mac, go to the App Store and click Updates. – On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update. – On Android, go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
Hard reset your device
A hard reset can fix a variety of issues, from lag to freezing screens. It’s also a good way to get rid of temporary issues and make sure that your device isn’t running on low battery.
- Turn off the device and hold the power button for 10 seconds until the device powers off.
- Press and hold the power button for another 10 seconds. This will boot your phone into recovery mode, which looks like an Android with a red triangle logo on it. If it doesn’t boot into recovery mode, try pressing up volume + power at the same time as soon as you turn on the phone while it is still plugged into the computer or charger.
- Use Volume Down to scroll down and select Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
- Use Volume Down again to scroll down and select Yes – Erase All User Data.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot System Now when prompted.
Delete and reinstall the app
Spotify is the most popular music streaming service out there, but it can be frustrating when the app keeps pausing. One way to fix this issue is to delete and reinstall the app. To do this, go to your phone’s settings and open apps. Next, find Spotify and click uninstall. Once you’re done with that step, close all of your other apps and then reopen Spotify from your home screen. Log in again and see if the problem persists. If not, congratulations! You’ve fixed it!
The first thing to try is a quick reboot. Press and hold the power button until the device turns off, then turn it back on again. You might also need to restart your router, which you can do by unplugging it from its power source, waiting 30 seconds, then plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t fix the problem, check your internet connection: are you able to send an email or browse other websites? If so, there’s a chance that your local network isn’t set up correctly or there’s some kind of interference with the signal. To rule this out go outside and see if you get a stronger wifi signal.
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