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How to fix Spotify error 409?

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Spotify is without a doubt one of the most popular music streaming apps in the world right now. However, as good as the app itself is, it isn’t immune to random bugs and glitches that you can run into from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about Spotify error 409, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem. 

What causes Spotify error 409?

The main cause of the error is that you’re trying to use your Spotify account on a device that the app no longer supports. It could be a deprecated OS or an Android or iOS version that the Spotify app doesn’t support anymore. Conversely, if you’re using an older version of the Spotify app (released in 2016 or before) you can also run into this error.

Other common factors include:

  • Internet connectivity issues
  • Corrupt cache data
  • Spotify is down

Also read: How to fix Spotify error 111?

How to fix Spotify error 409?

Here are seven fixes you can try out.

Try restarting

Restart the Spotify app, your device (whether PC or your phone) and check to make sure you have an active connection. Restarting can fix many seemingly random issues that appear to be coming out of nowhere. 

You can select the Spotify app window on a macOS device, open the Apple menu, and click Force Quit. Alternatively, you can press Option + Command + Esc and select Force Quit.

Check your internet connection

You need a stable internet connection to be able to access and stream music on the Spotify app. Check to see if your device has an active internet connection. If you’re connected to a WiFi network, ensure you have enough signal strength and speed. If you’re on mobile data, check to make sure that you’ve got good network coverage and that it’s actually enabled. 

Disable your VPN

Login issues can often happen when Spotify can’t get through your firewall. If you’re using a VPN or Proxy, that could be blocking Spotify’s connection to its servers. Try disabling any active VPNs or proxies and run Spotify again to see if that solves your problem. 

Log out of everywhere

Another somewhat common fix that has worked for many people is simply going over to the Spotify website and logging out of all devices. After that, you can log back in and start playing without interruptions.

Step 1: Head over to the Account Review page on Spotify and log into your account.

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Step 2: Scroll down and click on Log out option.

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Now log in again to your Spotify app, and the error should be fixed.

Clear the cache

Clearing the Spotify app’s cache can also help freshen things up and potentially fix the issue. 

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  • Open your phone’s settings and head over to Apps. 
  • Tap Show all apps.
  • Find Spotify in the list. Tap it to proceed. 
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  • Tap Storage and cache.
  • Tap the Clear storage and Clear cache buttons.

Now reopen the Spotify app and try logging in again.

Update Spotify

Whether you’re on Windows, macOS, Android or iPhone, if Spotify is experiencing some issues, a fix is already in the works and will be pushed soon. Check if you have any updates available for the app and if you do, install them right away. Currently, all versions of the Spotify app released in or before 2016 have been deprecated and will no longer work. These also include the following versions:

  • App versions released before 7.4.0 on iOS and Android
  • App versions released before 1.0.47 on desktops

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 need to build themselves from scratch to resolve any under-the-hood errors they might have run into. This will help get everything a fresh start and fix the issue.

Also read: How to unblock someone on Spotify?

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: