While Spotify is a great way to listen to music and podcasts, some people argue that their Spotify keeps crashing and they are unable to use the app. This error mainly occurs when you are listening to music on your desktop.
When Spotify keeps crashing on your computer with windows 11, there is hope as the problem could be solved by reading this article word by word until the end. The process could be a bit lengthier, but your efforts are worth it for this fantastic app.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SPOTIFY KEEPS CRASHING
Well, 10 steps could solve your problem, and your complaint about “Spotify keeps crashing” will be thoroughly addressed. You might wonder that these are so many steps and there should be short solutions but trust me, that’s not the case; instead, your efforts are worth it for a fantastic app such as Spotify.
1. RESTART YOUR PC
Using a PC for quite a long time creates many temporary files in the background, not to mention caches. So the more temporary files it stores, the more overloaded your PC’s RAM will slow your computer and cause different apps to close, such as when Spotify keeps on closing.
After you restart your PC, it will lose all those unnecessary temporary files that have consumed a lot of space. So, restarting your PC will ensure there is enough free space on your computer’s RAM and all the essential apps are running finely.
2. FIRST, FORCE QUIT, THEN RESTART THE APP
I know how annoying it is when Spotify keeps closing because it refrains you from listening to your favorite music. So another way of resolving the issue is to close the app with “force quitting” and then restart the app. The mentioned-below steps will show you how to do that.
- Go to the task manager by clicking on the “start” in the “taskbar.”
- Navigate Spotify in the “processes” tab, then choose “end task” by right-clicking on it.
- Now check if Spotify keeps crashing or if the issue has been resolved.
3. INSTALL UPDATED VERSION
In case your Spotify frequently closes or crashes, you need to check if there is any update available; if it does, ensure updating the app. The steps mentioned below show how to do that.
- Once you open Spotify, click on the arrow with the downward position that should be closer to your profile name on the app’s home screen in the top right corner.
- If available, tap update and when updating ends, restart the app. In case an update is available, there will be a blue dot closer to the downward arrow.
4. RUN IN COMPATIBILITY MODE
To make sure and avoid Spotify keeps closing, it is recommended to run it in compatibility mode for previous windows. The recommended previous windows for running Spotify in compatibility mode are windows 7 and 8 only as there is more probability of resolving the issue.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to run Spotify in compatibility mode.
- Go to properties by right-clicking on the app icon.
- Select compatibility tab
- Tick checkboxes under compatibility mode, and also make sure you choose windows 7 or 8 from the dropdown list. You can try 8 if Windows 7 doesn’t work.
- Please tick the checkbox under the compatibility tab to run it as administrator.
- In the final step, click “ok” to close the opened window and apply changes.
5. TRY TO FREE UP SPACE – DRIVE
Sometimes when there is enough space on storage drives, apps never crash until everything works fine on your PC, but most Spotify keeps closing when there is not enough space on storage drives; in that case, you will need to free up some space on windows 11 and here’s how to do it.
- You can transfer some of the files that you may need in future to an external storage drive, or you can also delete them if they are useless for you anymore.
- Uninstall all unnecessary apps and make sure you have enabled archives.
- Ensure the storage sense is set up.
- Select the drive you want to clean by opening and cleaning the desk. Next, tick unnecessary files and you want to delete them and start the process.
6. CLEARING SPOTIFY CACHE
Similar to other apps, Spotify also build-up caches that can sometimes decrease the app’s performance. That’s why cleaning it up from caches can have a significant over experience, and this will help eradicate Spotify keeps closing.
After downloading it from the web and using it for some time, you might have probably experienced this flaw, but don’t try just following the steps below to prevent the app from crashing or closing.
- Press “win” an” “R” “u” tons at the same time
- You will need to paste the below mentioned command in the box and press “enter.”
- Select all the files in the storage folder
- press shift and delete buttons together
- Click yes on the pop-up asking permission to permanently delete files (those are only caches).
REMAINING 4 WAYS OF TROUBLESHOOTING THE ERROR
Apart from those methods mentioned earlier there are four more methods that you can follow in order to stop Spotify from crashing again and again. But still if the persists and you are unable to use Spotify then still there is a hope because the last option is for sure going to let you listen to your favorite music and podcast using Spotify.
You can simply search for ways to use the below mentioned four methods and you will be good to go. Remember that it’s very rare that either of the first 10 methods not work.
7. Run apps troubleshooter
8. Disabling hardware acceleration
9. Re-installing the app
10. Use web Spotify
It is a common experience that Spotify keeps crashing, especially when you are using it on your PC and most of the time either of the above-mentioned solutions will work. While there are 10 solutions shown in this article, one of them, i.e., using Spotify on the web, is the only solution where there are zero chances of not listening to your favorite songs on Spotify.