Spotify Stops After 10 Seconds [7 Fixes]

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Everyone’s favorite music app Spotify has recently been plagued with many errors, ranging from playing random songs to Spotify stopping after 10 seconds. This can be an error due to the plugins interacting with the app or an internal issue. You can try disabling the adblocker or clearing the app cache to fix the issue.

Key Takeaways

  • Spotify stops the songs at precisely 10 seconds, with the user unable to go past it.
  • This can be due to an Adblocker, a Battery optimization issue, or an internal glitch.
  • This can be fixed by disabling the Adblocker, clearing the app cache, updating it, or reinstalling it.

Why Does Spotify Stop After 10 Seconds?

The issue was best described by this user on the Spotify forum, as they claimed that their music would stop at precisely 0:09 and podcasts would skip a beat for no reason whatsoever. Another Reddit user claimed that this would also happen on the web player. It was speculated that this happened due to an issue with the “Sleeping apps” or the Optimisation of the Battery usage. It is also plausible that it might be due to an ad blocker.

However, what is most likely is that due to glitches, Spotify thinks that several instances of the app open. Spotify has a stringent one account, one user policy, and this may be them putting their foot down on this sort of behavior that they may think violates their Terms and Conditions.

How Do I Stop Spotify From Stopping After 10 Seconds?

You need to apply a few relatively simple solutions in this situation, and they are as follows:

  1. Switch Music Modes.
  2. Log out and Log Back in.
  3. Updating the App
  4. Clearing App Cache.
  5. Disabling the Adblocker.
  6. Disabling Battery usage Optimiser.
  7. Reinstalling the App.

Before we start, however, we’d like to ensure you’ve checked that your internet connection is stable. If you’re unsure, you can conduct a speed test here.

All of these fixes are very easy to follow along, and we’ll guide you through every step of the way so that by the end of it, it’s a guarantee that your error will be fixed. Therefore without further adieu, let’s get into the fixes.

Switch Music Modes

Here we recommend that you switch to offline mode since sometimes, the problem can be with the streaming itself; therefore, going offline can help. However, you’d need a Spotify premium account since you cannot download songs. If you do not have that, you can move on to the next fix; however, for the rest of you, here’s how you can go to offline mode:

  1. Go to “Library.”
  2. Proceed to “Settings.”
  3. Go to “Playback.”
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  4. Go to “Offline” and then set it to Offline mode.
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    Offline – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Now you can play the downloaded song again and see if the problem persists. If it does, you can move on to the next one.

Log Out And Log Back In

The oldest tricks in the book are the oldest for a reason. This age-old fix still works to this day, and therefore, we recommend that you follow the following steps to do this:

  1. Go to “Your Library.”
  2. Make your way over to “Settings.”
  3. Click on the “Log Out” button.

Now log back in. This should’ve worked and fixed your issue since, during our testing, this yielded the highest positive results.

Also Read: Spotify Wrapped Not Working

Updating The App

Sometimes, these bugs get patched out in the routinely rolled-out updates. Therefore, you should routinely ensure that your app is up to date. You should check the store for this. Additionally, you can try force-stopping the app and restarting it when you’ve reinstalled/updated it since it acts as a fresh start, hopefully uprooting any bugs in the way.

Clearing App Cache

We’ll show you how to clear the cache on both Android and iPhone. Let’s start with Android first:

  1. Click on “Settings.”
  2. Go to “Applications/Device Maintenance.”
  3. Select “Spotify” among these apps.
  4. Click on “Storage.
  5. Next, we will select “Clear cache.”
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    Clearing Cache – Image Credits (Emopulse)

For anyone with an iOS, here’s how you can do this:

    1. Go to “Settings.”
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      General – Image Credits (Emopulse)
    2. Go to “iPhone Storage.”
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    3. Select the Spotify app and then click on “Offload App.”
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      Clearing Cache – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Also Read: How To Quickly Fix Spotify Error 0

Disabling The AdBlocker

This fix is specifically for users experiencing this error on the web player. This fix is for a niche crowd; however, according to our testing, it may be the most likely fix. Here’s how you can disable AdBlocker:

  1. Click the Jigsaw puzzle piece on the top right-hand side of Chrome.
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    Jigsaw – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  2. Click on the three dots next to the AdBlocker.
  3. Select “Pause on all sites.” to pause the AdBlocker.
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    Pause on all sites – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Disabling Battery Optimiser

Here’s an easy way to fix this – disable the battery optimizer. According to our testing, this is only an issue on Android; here’s how you can set this:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Go to “Apps” and then click on the three dots on the top right of the screen.
  3. Next, you’re going to click “Special Access.”
  4. Tap on “Optimise battery usage.”
  5. Tap the “Dropdown menu” and then tap on “All.”
  6. Now turn the switch from on to off.

Reinstalling The App

This will be a lengthy process for anyone on a PC. Here’s what to do:

  1. Delete the app’s folder from your PC, wherever it is installed.
  2. Go to the Start menu, and type “Run.”
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  3. Type in “%AppData% .”
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  4. Now go to “Roaming.”
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  5. Next, you’re going to delete all the folders related to Spotify.

For MAC users, here’s what to do:

  1. Go to “Finder” and then to “Go.”
  2. Make your way over to the “Library.”
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    Library – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  3. Go to “Computer.”
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  4. Go to “Caches.”
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    Caches – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  5. Select “com. Spotify.client” and then “com. Spotify.client.helper.”
  6. Delete these folders.

This is one of the oldest fixes you can employ; therefore, it’s pretty straightforward. Sometimes, the internal settings are corrupted; thus, fixing them isn’t easy without a fresh reinstall. This is a pretty clear fix for mobile phone users since all you have to do is delete the app and reinstall it from the store.

What To Do If None Of The Fixes Work?

If none of the fixes has helped, then it’s pretty plausible that your issue is related to some unrelated external topic, for which we suggest you directly contact Spotify support. You can click here to do so.

So that’s if those are all ways you can fix the error of Spotify stopping after 10 seconds. If you’re here, chances are you’ve also run into other bugs related to Spotify. Here are others:


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is This Error?

Spotify will not let a song play for more than 10 seconds and will stop immediately after.

Why Is Spotify Stopping Every Few Seconds?

This type of behaviour in Spotify occurs for a variety of reasons. These can include having a bad connection or an ad blocker. However, you might only need to quickly reboot the device on which you run the Spotify programme.

How Do I Stop Spotify From Stopping At 9 Seconds?

You can experiment with your connectivity or give your device a brief reset. The issue should be resolved if you try to reinstall the Spotify application with the most recent version.

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