Spotify Stops After Every Song? 6 Common Issues (Solved)

Spotify allows its users to have access to all of their favorite tunes and podcasts, but sometimes problems with playback can occur.

In this article, you can get to grips with some of the most common reasons as to why your Spotify stops after each song and how to resolve them quickly so that you can get back to listening to the tracks you love.

Woman using Spotify app on mobile phone.

Your Spotify Is Logged Into Too Many Devices

One of Spotify’s great features is the ability for users to log into their accounts across multiple devices. As useful as this may be, it can sometimes lead to Spotify stopping after each song because of a conflict between the devices.

The easiest solution to this common issue is to sign out of your Spotify account on all of your devices in order to remove any conflicts, and then sign into them again from the beginning.

Log Out of Spotify App On iOS & Android:

  1. Open Spotify on your mobile or tablet.
  2. Tap on the gear icon in the top right to open settings.
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap the “Log Out” button.

Log Out Of Spotify On Web Browser (Mac & Windows):

  1. Open your default browser and go to spotify.com.
  2. Ensure you are logged in to your Spotify account to view your dashboard.
  3. Click on your account name. Your user profile will appear on the right of your screen.
  4. Beneath your profile icon you will see 4 options:
    • View Account, Full Website, Help, and Log Out.
  5. Click Log out.

If you have too many devices and you don’t want to have to log out of each individually, simply go to the Spotify website and navigate to your account page. From here you can choose to “Log out of all devices”.

It’s worth noting this does not work for TVs, speakers or gaming consoles.

To log these devices out, you will have to remove access to them individually via your account on the Spotify website, under the “Apps” section.

Spotify Needs To Be Restarted To Fix Glitches

When Spotify keeps pausing after each song, it may be time to force quit the application and restart it.

This easy solution can fix any glitches that are occurring whilst the application is running, just follow the steps below.

Force Quit Spotify On Windows

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+shift+esc” to open up the windows task manager.
    • From here you will be able to see all running applications.
  2. Click Spotify and then click “end task” to force quit the application.
  3. You can now restart Spotify to see if the issue is resolved.

Force Quit Spotify On Mac

  1. Hold down the following keys “option+command+escape” simultaneously to open the force quit application menu.
  2. Or click the Apple icon in the top left and select “Force Quit”.
  3. From the Force Quit screen, simply click on Spotify and select “Force Quit”.

Force Quit Spotify Mobile App On Android & iOS Device

  1. Open your running apps screen.
  2. For Android, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and hold.
  3. For iOS double tap the home button.
  4. From this screen here, swipe up on Spotify to close the app.

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Spotify Keeps Stopping Because Data Saver Mode Is Activated (iOS & Android Only)

The Spotify mobile app has a clever feature that stops Spotify from using up too much data on your mobile device by reducing the audio quality to 24kbps when you are streaming music online.

Users have reported that when the data saving feature is activated Spotify can sometimes stop songs once they are finished or even pause halfway through songs.

If this is happening to you, follow these steps to disable data saving mode:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your mobile phone.
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen to open settings.
  3. Tap on “Data Saver”.
  4. Toggle “Data Saver” to the off position.

You Need To Restart Your Device

If your Spotify keeps pausing after every song, you should try restarting the device you are using to stream music from.

Sometimes, simply restarting a device is the simplest way to solve any common issues whilst running an application.

Your Device Is Experiencing WiFi Issues Which Is Causing Playback Problems

If you are streaming Spotify using a WiFi connection, any interference with the signal will affect the performance of the application.

WiFi problems can cause Spotify to stop after just one song, stop mid-song, or fail to play music at all.

The best solution to this common issue is to completely disconnect your device from the WiFi and then reconnect again. To do so, follow the steps below:

Forget WiFi Network On iOS & Reconnect

  1. Open up “Settings” on your device’s Home Screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap “WiFi”.
  3. Tap on the network you are currently connected to, then select “Forget Network”.
  4. Next, toggle the WiFi slider to the off position to disconnect your phone or tablet from the WiFi.
  5. Toggle the WiFi back on, and reconnect to your chosen network.

Forget WiFi Network On Android & Reconnect

  1. Go to your device’s Home Screen and Open up “Settings”.
  2. Tap on the WiFi icon.
  3. In the WiFi and Networks menu, press and hold on to the WiFi network that you wish your device to forget.
  4. A pop-up will appear, choose “Forget Network”.
  5. Go back to the WiFi screen, and reconnect to the network by re-entering the password.

Forget Network On Windows PC & Reconnect

  1. Click on the windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of your PC screen.
  2. Next, navigate to the “Settings” menu.
  3. Open the “Network and Internet” options.
  4. From here, click on “WiFi > Manage known networks”.
  5. Here you will see a list of all available networks, right click on the one you wish to forget and click “Forget”.
  6. Then you will need to reconnect to the network again from the WiFi menu.

Forget Network On Mac Desktop & Reconnect

  1. On your Mac’s Home Screen, click the Apple icon in the top left corner.
  2. From the menu click on “System Preferences”.
  3. Go to “Network”.
  4. Choose the WiFi connection you wish to forget from the list.
  5. Click “Advanced”.
    • You will see a list of “Preferred Networks”.
  6. From here, remove the WiFi network by clicking the minus (-) icon.
  7. Click “OK” on the following prompt.
  8. Next choose “Apply”.
  9. Finally, go back to the WiFi menu and reconnect to your chosen network.

Spotify Needs To Be Reinstalled

Reinstalling the Spotify app may solve the most common playback problems such as the app pausing after every song.

Follow the steps below on how to delete and reinstall Spotify on Android, iOS, and desktops.

Reinstall Spotify On Android

  1. Open your device’s “Settings” menu.
  2. Choose “Applications”.
  3. Scroll and tap on Spotify from the available apps.
  4. Tap on “Uninstall” and the Spotify app will be deleted from your device.
  5. Next, open the Google Play store and reinstall the Spotify app.

Reinstall Spotify On iOS

  1. Press and hold the Spotify icon on your device’s Home Screen.
  2. Tap on “Remove App” from the menu.
  3. Open the App Store and reinstall Spotify.

Reinstall Spotify On Windows

  1. Click on the windows icon to open the start menu.
  2. Locate “Settings”.
  3. Click “Apps” from the menu on the side of your screen, then choose “Apps & Features”.
  4. Click on Spotify and choose to uninstall the app, following any onscreen prompts.
  5. Re-download Spotify.

Reinstall Spotify On Mac

  1. Click on “Finder” in the top left.
  2. Navigate to the “Applications” menu.
  3. Click and hold on the Spotify icon to drag it to “Trash”.
  4. Ensure you empty the trash to delete the app.
  5. Redownload Spotify.

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