Fix: Spotify Keep Pausing Randomly (solved)

Try these five methods to stop Spotify from randomly pausing music. The mentioned steps are applicable on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

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Getting the music stream randomly interrupted while you are enjoying your favorite song on Spotify does not feel good at all, whether it is because of the buffering or unknown pauses. You don’t have to get frustrated anymore as here we are going to share with you over five tried and tested methods to fix random pauses in Spotify.

These steps will work on all platforms and Spotify versions including Spotify Premium on Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS.

Method #1: Check If Spotify Servers Are Working Fine

The very first step that anyone experiencing issues with Spotify playback should take is to check if the Spotify servers are suffering downtime or if there are any known issues.

To check, there are two resource pages where you can find the latest information regarding the server status and faults:

  1. Spotify Server Status: You can find out about any server downtime or fault from this official Twitter handle for Spotify’s current status.
  2. Spotify Known Issues: You can check this page from the Spotify Community for the latest discussions about all the ongoing issues.

Usually, this is where I get a satisfactory answer to the problem and then all I need to do is be patient for the issue to be resolved by the Spotify team.

If everything seems to be fine on the above two pages but your Spotify keeps pausing randomly then you need to continue onto the following method.

Method #2: Restart Your Device

Many of us use our devices for days and sometimes even for weeks without restarting them for once. Although mobile devices these days have become highly optimized so they require fewer restarts for optimal performance however restarting it every two weeks will improve the performance and will keep your device free from these issues.

We are going to use a similar technique to fix the Spotify keep pausing issue. So whether it is your Android or iOS device, or a computer running Windows or Mac operating system, simply turning it off and then turning it back on should help you get rid of this issue.

Once restarted, you can try to use Spotify again and see if this resolved the issue.

Method #3: Turn Off Data Saver Mode

Whether you are using Spotify on your mobile or desktop, the native app comes with a data saver mode that sets the audio quality to low at around 24kbit/s, a feature that is specifically designed to save data when you are streaming music on a metered network i.e. cellular network. This feature can sometimes cause interference with the playback like random pauses.

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To disable the data saver mode, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Tap on the settings cog button located at the top-right corner.
  3. Here you will see a data saver mode, right below the email address. Tap on the toggle button to turn it off, if the feature is enabled already.
spotify data saver option

Restart the app and then try to play the music again to see if the playback issue has been resolved.

Method #4: Turn Off Battery Saver Mode

The battery saver mode could be causing an issue if you are experiencing music playback problems on mobile devices like Android or iOS as enabling this feature switches mobile to low power consumption mode and usually forces apps to work on optimal power that in turn causes random pauses. On Android, it is also known as Battery Optimization or optimize battery usage.

Here’s how you can disable it:

  1. You can open Settings and use the Search option to quickly search for Battery Optimization.
  2. Alternatively, you can go to the Battery settings.
  3. From there you can disable or turn off the battery saver mode.

This will turn off any limitation that could be forced on the Spotify stream.

Method #5: Use The Spotify’s ‘Sign Out Everywhere’ Option

Without any doubt, this method works really well for most of us at BestForAndroid headquarters so we will highly recommend you to follow this.

Since Spotify allows us to use a single account on multiple devices, which includes computer and mobile devices, so there have been cases where one of the devices might create an issue with your current music playback and causes random pauses.

spotify sign out everywhere option

To fix that, there is an option on the Spotify account settings page that lets you sign out from everywhere with just a single click. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Spotify’s homepage.
  2. Click on Profile to open a drop-down menu and then click on Account.
  3. You will be redirected to the Account Overview page. Simple scroll down until you see a section for ‘Sign out everywhere.’
  4. Click on the “Sign out everywhere button.

This should log out your account from all the devices you have previously logged in to, which includes a computer, tablet, and mobile devices.

Once done, you can now log back into your Spotify account and see if the random pauses are still happening.

Conclusion

For a few of our readers and us, the ‘sign out everywhere’ option mentioned in method #5 above worked wonders and fixed the playback issue with Spotify. Let us know which method worked for you, and if in case you are still experiencing any similar issue then leave a comment below and one of our team members will help you out 🙂

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