How to Fix Spotify Stops Playing Songs When Screen is Locked

  • You need to change auto lock settings on your iPhone or android and change background refresh settings and uninstall and reinstall Spotify app.
  • Try restarting your iPhone or android and update your Spotify to latest new version

On your iPhone or Android if you are listening to spotify music and notice that when you screen is locked and spotify stops playing songs only when screen is locked then you need to change these settings and follow these troubleshooting guides and fix this spotify stops playing music on your mobile device. So, lets see in detail below

Fix Spotify Stops Playing Songs when Screen is Locked

Below steps will help you play songs on spotify when the screen is locked.

Step 1: Open apps store on your mobile

Step 2: Check for any update available from the app store or google play store and if there is any new update available then go ahead and update your spotify app to the latest version.

Sometimes due to outdated versions of spotify apps will lead to this issue of spotify stops playing when the screen is locked.

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Change Auto Lock Settings on iPhone / Android

You need to change your mobile (iPhone or android) auto lock settings

Step 1: Open settings on your iPhone / Android

Step 2: Tap on Display and Brightness

Step 3: Tap on Auto lock feature

Step 4: Now, change auto lock time settings to never

Once you change these auto lock settings to never your Mobile iphone or android device will not auto lock it self and spotify will not stop playing music when screen is locked as you have turned off lock settings on your iPhone or android.

Turn on Background App Refresh

Step 1: Launch settings on your iPhone or android

Step 2: Tap on General

Step 3: Now, tap on Background app refresh

Step 4: Now, you need to tap on WIFI and Cellular data and press back button

Step 5: Scroll down and Select spotify and toggle off and toggle ON Spotify.

Uninstall and reinstall spotify app

If the above other solutions don’t work then you need to uninstall and reinstall spotify app and see if the issues of songs on spotify not playing when screen is locked is resolved or not and once you uninstall and reinstall the issue will be fixed successfully.

  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
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