Spotify Errors Solutions: Complete Guide

Spotify errors always are a bothering experience for us especially when we want to log in to Spotify account after signing up on Spotify or when we get Spotify premium plans ( Spotify premium prices in different countries are not the same)  to download music on Spotify or pair Spotify with different kinds of Spotify players like your Apple watch or Alexa.

Here we will describe how you can solve some of these problems.
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How to Check Spotify is Down?

Spotify errors- Spotify error solutions - how to Spotify
Spotify errors- Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If you get the Error from Spotify, no matter which error, the first thing you need to check is, if Spotify is down or not!

So, check the Downdetector website for Spotify!

It provides the updated news about Spotify performance and the problems that have been detected by users!

down detector
down detector- Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
Spotify outage response
Spotify outage response- Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
Spotify reports for social media
Spotify reports for social media – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

You also can check Spotify Twitter (@SpotifyStatus) for getting information about your problems.

You can find the tips that others users recommended there, if you think checking these comments will take much time, don’t worry, we are here to give you the best methods to solve Spotify errors.

So, keep reading!

Spotify Errors on Ps4

Spotify not working on Ps4
Spotify not working on Ps4 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If your PS4 and Spotify App are both updated versions, and your country is not the obstacle for using Spotify, so look what we recommend you below.

Play Station Says Spotify Wasn’t Installed??

One of the errors on Spotify app that you may face is you already have a Spotify app on your Playstation but your device keep telling you that you don’t have it, also lead you to go to the play store to download it and you even can’t reinstall it, so these solutions are for you:

  • If you have Spotify installed on an external HDD:
  • turn off your PS4
  • unplug it
  • reboot it
  • install Spotify on your system.

When you plug back your external HDD, your PS4 will tell you that Spotify is installed in 2 different places, delete the external HDD one and kept the one on the system’s built-in HDD, and check if Spotify plays music again.

  • If you do not have an external HDD:
  • turn off your PS4
  • hold the power button until the second beep (this boots your PS4 into safe mode)

It should tell you to plug in your controller and hit the PS4 button. After the controller setup, there should be a menu with multiple options on it, select rebuild database and wait for it to finish. After reboot and rebuild Spotify should be fixed, if not, then refer to option three below.

  • If the previous steps didn’t work, it is time to delete all your data on your PS4:
  •  back up everything you need to keep
  • Boot into safe mode
  • initialize PS4
  • reinstall all your software

Spotify Errors on iPhone

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.), look at our recommendations below.

Spotify not working on iPhone
Spotify not working on iPhone – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

  1. Force Close Spotify and re-open it
  2. Check Spotify server status
  3. Log Out and log in again
  4. Restart your device
  5. Uninstall and reinstall the Spotify app
  6. Disable your iPhone restrictions

Keep in your mind, as we introduce to you, Downdetector for Spotify needs to be checked.

Spotify Errors on Apple Watch

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.), look at our recommendations below.

Spotify not working on Apple watch
Spotify not working on Apple watch – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

  1. Force close then restart Spotify app on your watch
  2. Reboot your Apple Watch
  3. Reinstall Spotify app on your Watch
  4. Reset network settings

Spotify Errors on Alexa

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amazon Alexa – – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If you got a Problem with Alexa, make sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.). Then look at our recommendations below.

Check the down detector for Alexa.

  • Make sure you have an account on Amazon Alexa app
  • Disable the skill from Alexa and re-enable it
  • Unpluge and pluge it back

OR

  • Unlink your Spotify and Alexa accounts. Find how here.
  • Turn your Echo speaker off.
  • Restart your router by unplugging it from power for at least 15 seconds.
  • Log out from your Spotify account, restart your phone, and log back in.
  • Turn on your Echo speaker and link your accounts again.

Spotify Errors on Roku

Spotify Roku errors
Spotify Roku errors – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.), look at our recommendations below.

Check the down detector for ROKU.

  1. Remove the channel
  2. Restart your device
  3. Add the channel back again

If these steps didn’t work, try to reach out to Spotify directly!

If you only have an issue with the Spotify channel (app) so Contact the Channel providers because they developed and maintained many channels on the Roku Platform. They can be the best helper.

Spotify Errors on SONOS

Spotify Sonos error
Spotify Sonos error – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.), look at our recommendations below.

Check the down detector for SONOS.

  • Remove Spotify from the services in the Sonos app
  • Stop doing anything for 10mins
  • add Spotify back to the services

OR

  • Turn on “Device Broadcast Status” in the Spotify app settings (wait for at least 5 minutes)

Why is My Spotify Pausing?

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.). look at our recommendations below.

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why is my Spotify pausing – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

  1. Turn Off Low Power Mode
  2. Turn Off Data Saver Mode (Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode)
  3. Turn on and off your headphone Bluetooth
  4. Restart Your Device
  5. Sign Out Everywhere
  6. Connect or Disconnect from WiFi
  7. Reinstall Spotify

Spotify Errors on Samsung Tv

If you are sure that you got basic requirements (updated version, stable Internet connection, etc.). look at our recommendations below.

Spotify Error Samsung tv
Spotify Error Samsung tv – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
  • Restart the Spotify app
  • Restart your TV
  • Restart your WiFi
  • Delete the Spotify app, then reinstall it onto your TV
  • If possible, try a different WiFi connection
  • Reach out to your TV manufacture

Spotify Error Code 3

It means your username or your password doesn’t match!

Spotify error code 3
Spotify error code 3 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

How to Solve?

  1. Open Spotify from Browser
  2. Click on “log in”
  3. Reset your password
  4. Login with your username or Email
  • Turn off your VPN

Spotify Error Code 4

Spotify Error code 4
Spotify Error code 4 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

It means you have DNS and proxy issues. In rare cases, it can be software compatibility issues, such as incompatible firewall settings.

How to Solve?

  • Restart your PC
  • Try to use a different DNS
    •  Press windows key +R on your keyboard to open run dialog box
    • Type ncpa.cpl
    • Press OK
    • go to “Network connection settings”
    • Click on your active network adapter
    • Click on “properties” (at the drop-down menu)
    • Go to Located “internet protocol version 4 tcp IPv4”
    • Highlight the selection
    • Click on properties
    • Go to “Protocol version 4”
    • Stay in the general tab
    • Click on “use the following DNS server addresses”
    • Set “Preferred DNS server” to 8.8.8.8
    • Set “Alternate DNS server” to 8.8.4.4
    • Check the “validate settings upon exit” box
    • Click on “OK”
  • Change the Proxy type in Spotify
    • Open Spotify
    • Open the settings (in log in box)
    • Go to the “Proxy”
    • Click on drop down menu
    • Choose no proxy from auto detect
    • Then choose http
    • Then change to sox4
    • Then to sox5
    • Click on update proxy
  • Add Spotify to the exception list of your antivirus software

Spotify Error Code 7

Your network setting and configurations need to be checked that’s why you got this error.

Spotify error code 7
Spotify error code 7 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

How to Solve It?

  • Go to your PC setting
  • Go to “Network & Internet”
  • Hit the “Ethernet” section
  • Select “Change adapter options” from the right-side list
  • Go to the properties of Your active Wi-fi connection
  •  Click on “Internet protocol version 4 tcp IPv4”
  • Go to its properties
  • Click “OK”
  • close it
  • Go and search “Internet options” on the start bar of your PC
  • Select “connection” from the items
  • Go to “LAN settings”
  • Check for “Automatically detect settings”
  • Click on “OK”
  • Restart your PC

Spotify Error Code 17

Spotify error code 17
Spotify error code 17 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

If you downloaded Spotify and you can not install the App on your PC, here are some recommendations to fix the problem.

How to Solve?

There are two easy solutions:

  1. Run Spotify in the compatibility mode
    • Right-click on the Spotify’s icon
    • Select “properties”
    • Go to “compatibility” tab
    • Under compatibility mode, check for “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select your windows
    • Save in and then run your Spotify
compatibility Spotify
compatibility Spotify- Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

You also can choose Run compatibility troubleshooter to fix other issues.

  • Uninstall your Spotify and Reinstall it

If these two solutions didn’t work for you and you can not fix the issue on Spotify then try these ways:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard
  2. Type %appdata% on it to be opened
  3. “Roaming” folder will come up
  4. Scroll down to reach “Spotify” folder
  5. Click right on “Spotify” application icon
  6. Choose “open”

Your Spotify will be opened!

Spotify Error Code 30

If you are receiving this error, so it might be because of one of these below-mentioned reasons:

Spotify Error code 30
Spotify Error code 30 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
  • Spotify Proxy is Activated
  • You are Using Third-Party VPN
  • You are in a different country (Spotify only allows you o connect from the country you made an account)
  • Firewall blocked the Spotify connection

How to Solve?

  • Disable Spotify Proxy Server
  • Change the account Country
  • Disable Third-party VPN

OR

  • Uninstall the Spotify app
  • Clear all data that has left on your PC for Spotify in Drive C
  • Restart your PC
  • and then reinstall Spotify

If it didn’t work for you, try this:

  • Go to Notepad
  • Right-click on it
  • Select “Run as administrator”
  • Go to your files on the local dick C
  • Click on “Windows” folder
  • Go to “system 32” folder
  • Go to “Drivers” folder
  • Open “etc” Folder
  • Double click on “hosts”
  • Open it in Notepad
  • You will see this:    
Spotify error solutions
Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
  • Look at the part of “For example”
  • If you saw any line that contains Spotify, you need to get rid of it
  • Delete the Spotify line if you see any
  • Save the Notepad and close it

If you don’t see any Spotify lines in your Notepad, So the third solution is to contact Spotify Support.

Spotify Error 102

Do you want to join the Family premium invitation and got this error? Here is the solution.

Spotify error code 102
Spotify error code 102 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify
  • Cancel your subscription
  • Then try to accept the Email for a Family invitation

Spotify Error Code 127

 If you are struggling with this Error on Spotify, it can have several causes:

  • You have run many programs simultaneously
  • You have a memory problem
  • Your device has the Virus infection
  • Your device has Not the suitable graphic driver
Spotify error code 127
Spotify error code 127 – Spotify error solutions – how to Spotify

How to Solve It?

  • Close all running programs
  • Uninstall the Spotify app, clear Spotify cache

And then reinstall Spotify

  • Update your Anti-virus
  • Update your windows
  • Cleanup your memory
  • Reinstall your Graphics driver

Why is Spotify not Working?

One of the errors that you may face when you are on Spotify is preventing you to run it flawlessly, So, it might be because of the following:

  • Your cache is full
  • Unstable and unreliable internet connection
  • Spotify program is Down (check it here)
  • Your Spotify Account Has Been Hacked

These are the common causes that make your Spotify App (no matter you are using Android, IOS, Mac or Windows) work improperly!

Keep in your mind the first thing you need to check is “If the Spotify program is Down or not”. Then clear your cache, install and install your App, these ways will work for you most of the time.

How Do I Clear Spotify Cache?

The Spotify cache stores your listening history. You can store songs that you have downloaded to play offline in the cache if you use Spotify Premium. By using the Spotify cache, tracks can be played without buffering first.

If you are looking for a method for clearing Spotify cashe on your Spotify platform, I recommend the following:
The first thing we need to do is find where your song cache is stored on your computer, which is done by following these steps:
1- Open your Spotify desktop app.
2- On the top right side of screen click on the arrow near your profile name.

3- Click on the Settings.

spotify desktop setting
Spotify desktop setting

4- Scroll down and click on the “SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS” .

show advanced setting on desktop spotify app
show advanced setting on desktop Spotify app

5- Under the Offline Songs Storage part, you can find the location that Spotify saved your songs on your PC.

offline songs strorage desktop spotify app
offline songs storage desktop Spotify app

6- Now you can easily go to that location and clear all of them.

Conclusion

Spotify is a useful app that you can stream and download your desired songs and podcasts, besides that by spending a reasonable amount of money you can enjoy the premium facilities of this service.
But sometimes you may experience some errors while using Spotify.

The first thing you should check if you are having error with Spotify is whether the app is down or not.
Afterwards, you can solve your problem by following these steps;

  • Check the network connection.
  • Force your app to close and run it again.
  • Restarting your devices.
  • Reinstall spotify app.
    Although most of our readers are able to solve their problems by following these steps, we also listed some other solutions for other issues you’re likely to encounter with them in the text.

I hope this article helps you to achieve useful information about Spotify errors and you can enjoy listening to your desired songs and podcasts. if you have any questions about this subject, that we did not cover, please send them to us we will answer them by updating this article or in our other posts.

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