Fix : Spotify Autoplay Not Working

Spotify autoplay is a built-in feature that keeps playing the music continuously and doesn’t let the music stop on Spotify.

It automatically plays similar songs on Spotify based on your mood and feeling.

How to fix Spotify Autoplay not Working?

1. Uninstall and reinstall the app

Go through the following steps to uninstall and reinstall your Spotify app:

Uninstall Spotify app on Android

  • Look for the Spotify icon on the home screen of your Android.
  • Hold the Spotify app for a few seconds.
hold the spotify app
  • Then, choose the option Uninstall.

Reinstall Spotify app on Android

  • Head over to the Play Store.
  • Enter the Spotify app in the search bar to search for it.
  • Tap on the Install button to reinstall the Spotify app.

Uninstall the Spotify app on iphone

  • Hold the icon of the Spotify app for a few seconds.
  • Then, choose the option of Delete to uninstall the app.

Reinstall the Spotify app on iphone

  • Go to the App Store.
for screenshot to open appstore on iphone
  • Search for the Spotify app in the search bar.
  • Tap on the Get button to reinstall the Spotify app.
get spotify iphone

2. Clear cache

You should clear the cache of Spotify if you are facing an issue with the Autoplay feature. This will delete temporary files and refresh your Spotify app to work more smoothly.

Follow the following steps to clear the cache on Spotify:

  • Open your Spotify app.
  • Go to the Settings of the app.
Open Spotify Settings.
  • Scroll down the screen to look for the option of Clear Cache.
for screenshot to clear cache your spotify
  • Tap on it.
screenshot for confirmation of clear cache of spotify app

3. Log out and log in

If no solution works to resolve the issue with your Spotify’s Autoplay feature, you can refresh your Spotify app by logging out and logging in. This will enable the autoplay feature on your Spotify account.

Log out

  • Launch your Spotify app.
  • Tap on the gear icon of Settings at the right.
Open Spotify Settings.
  • Scroll down the screen to look for the option to log out.
tap on logout option to logout your account on spotify app
  • Tap on the option of logging out.

Log in

  • Enter your username and password.
  • Hit the button Sign in to your Spotify account.
  • Alternatively, you can choose to sign in with a Facebook account, Google account, or phone number.

4. Wait for sometime

You should wait for some time if no solution works. This issue is with the Spotify app and can be resolved by the Spotify team only.

You don’t need to do anything. Just wait for some time. The autoplay feature on Spotify will work again.

How to turn on Autoplay on Spotify?

Steps to Enable Autoplay On Android & iPhone

  • Open your Spotify app.
  • Navigate to Settings.
Open Spotify Settings.
  • Select the option of Playback.
for screenshot to navigate the playback option
  • Then, look for the option of Autoplay Similar Content.
option of autoplay
  • Swipe the toggle bar to turn it on.
toggle bar of autoplay

Steps to turn Autoplay On Desktop

  • Launch your Spotify desktop app.
  • Then, click your profile picture located at the top right of the screen.
profile on desktop
  • A pop-up menu will appear.
  • Select the option of Settings.
spotify desktop settings
  • Scroll down to look for the option of Autoplay.
autoplay option on spotify desktop
  • Swipe the toggle bar to turn it on.


1. How do I make Spotify not play random songs on Spotify?

If you feel it frustrating that Spotify plays random songs on Spotify. You can get rid of the problem by turning off the feature of Autoplay. If you disable this feature, Spotify won’t be able to play suggested or recommended tracks for you.

2. Why does Spotify play automatically?

Spotify plays automatically because the feature of Autoplay is turned on.

3. How long does Spotify Autoplay last?

Spotify autoplay lasts until you close the app yourself. It will enable you to play Spotify songs even in the background. If you want to get rid of it, you should turn off this feature.

Rohit Kushwaha is a technology expert who is always curious about solving tech-related issues. He has been using Spotify for the last 7 years as a creator and listener.

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