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How to fix Spotify crashing issues?

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Music streaming has come quite a long distance from its early days. From being a gimmick to being the primary method we listen to music,  it has seen a lot of ups and downs.

One of the issues you could face with streaming music is uncalled for pauses. This can happen because of a spotty internet connection, because of ads in between your songs or in this case, simply the app crashing.

So if your Spotify app is also bailing on you. Here’s what you can do to fix the issue.

Also read: How to set up a group session on Spotify?

How to fix Spotify crashing?

Restart your phone

The old paradigm ‘have you tried turning it on and off again’ stands true just about everywhere in the tech world.

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A simple reboot can help fix a million things including a crashing app. And it doesn’t just work for Spotify, there’s a chance a simple reboot can fix quite a lot of major problems as well.

Check for updates

An out-of-date app can be quite a headache to get up and running. Most developers only support old versions up to a certain point and then drop support for them making them obsolete. 

If you haven’t updated your phone or app for quite some time, there’s a good chance that you need to update before running the app. Head over to the app store on your phone to check for any updates that you might have missed. The same thing applies for Spotify on PC.

Log out, restart and log back in

This is a combination of a few tips from back in the day but still, work remarkably well. All you need to do is log out of the app, restart it and log back in.

It’s a bit of a cliche but it works.

Reinstall the app

Another twist on the classic on/off tip, except this time we’re going full-on by completely removing the app and installing it again.

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Sometimes apps just need to build themselves from scratch to resolve any under the hood errors that they might have run into. This will help get everything a fresh start.

Clear out the app cache

This takes the aforementioned step a bit further and deletes any data that the app might have stored on your phone or PC and forces it to rebuild the entire library again. 

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Often files saved in the cache get corrupted or unreadable for a number of reasons and this can cause random, unexplainable crashes for just about any app.

Also read: How to use Spotify on Chromecast?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: