7 Best Fixes Spotify Something Went Wrong

Oh, the sweet symphony of your favorite playlist, interrupted by the infamous “Spotify Something Went Wrong” error message. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re all too familiar with that frustrating situation. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. I’ve had my fair share of these technical hiccups, and guess what? I’ve got your back.

Now, strap in and let me take you on a journey of troubleshooting that would turn that frustrating error message into a thing of the past. Trust me, it’s not as daunting as it sounds.

1. Simple Restart

Sounds basic, right? But more often than not, it’s the first thing that works wonders. A simple restart can often clear temporary glitches causing the error. So, go ahead and give your device a quick reboot.



2. Check Your Internet Connection

The second checkpoint on our journey is your internet connection. If it’s unstable or too slow, Spotify might throw a fit. Check if other apps are working fine, or try running a quick speed test.

3. Update Spotify

Did you know Spotify regularly updates its app? These updates fix bugs and ensure everything runs smoothly. If you haven’t updated your app recently, it might just be the solution. You can do this from the App Store for iOS or Google Play Store for Android users.

Update Spotify

4. Reinstall Spotify

Reinstalling the Spotify app can help clear any local data that might be causing the issue. Here are the steps:

  1. Uninstall Spotify. On Android, long-press the app and drag it to the ‘Uninstall’ option. On iOS, tap and hold the app until a pop-up appears, and then choose ‘Remove App’.
  2. Restart your device to clear any temporary data.
  3. Visit your app store (App Store for iOS or Google Play Store for Android) and download Spotify again.
  4. Login with your credentials and check if the problem persists.

5. Disable VPN

VPNs can sometimes interfere with Spotify’s connection. Disabling it could solve the problem:

  1. Go to the settings of your VPN app. It’s usually an icon resembling a gear.
  2. Look for an option that says ‘Disconnect’ or ‘Disable’. Hit that, and your VPN should be turned off.
  3. Try running Spotify again to see if it works.
Disable VPN and Proxy

6. Turn Off High-Quality Streaming

High-quality streaming can cause problems with slow or unstable connections:

  1. Open Spotify and go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Under the ‘Music Quality’ section, you’ll find an option labeled ‘High-Quality Streaming’.
  3. If it’s toggled on, turn it off.
  4. Try using Spotify again to see if the issue is resolved.

7. Change Your Spotify Password

Changing your password can solve issues related to account access. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Spotify’s password reset page.
  2. Enter your email address and follow the prompts to reset your password.
  3. After changing your password, log back into your account and try running Spotify.
Change Your Spotify Password

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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