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Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

winnielepoo
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Plan

Free

 

Country

Bahrain 

 

My Question or Issue

Basically, I've been getting the accesspoint17 error where I can't log into my account because it thinks I am abroad. I checked my account settings and the country I set it to is correct, and I've also checked my IP address and the location hasn't changed. My VPN is off as well, I've tried signing out anywhere in case someone has logged into my account and the result is the same.

I've obviously not travelled anywhere so I'm wondering how to solve this issue.

Also, while I'm unable to log in to my account because of the error on the app (on PC and on my Android) I can still launch the web player just fine. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

Ver
Moderator
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Hey @winnielepoo,

 

Thanks for posting here in the Community 🙂

 

It's a good idea to make sure that you're not connected to a network with Firewall that might be blocking Spotify.

 

In case you're an Antivirus, make sure it's not blocking the app either.

 

You can send us a screenshot of what you're seeing. We'll look into this further.

 

Keep us in the loop! If you have questions, you know where to find us.

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Re: Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

winnielepoo
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I checked both my Firewall/Antivirus programs and neither of them were blocking Spotify. I blocked and then unblocked it to check if it would make a difference, but nothing happened. 

 

I also tried reinstalling Spotify and resetting my password but I still get the same results. 

This is the message I've been getting:

 

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Re: Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

Alex
Moderator
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Hey @winnielepoo,


Thanks for the reply.

 

Can you try logging in your account page. After that change the country to the one you're currently in.

 

Note that if you use a VPN, the app may count your time on the VPN as time abroad. This is why we don't recommend using one.

 

After that your account should again be unlocked.

 

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

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Re: Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

winnielepoo
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Hello, yes, as I said, the country set in my account is already the one I'm currently in. My IP address and the region my devices are set to are also in the correct location. I don't my use my VPN often so it's already turned off. My account is still locked though.

Re: Spotify thinks that I'm abroad when I haven't travelled

Jeremy
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Moderator

Hi @winnielepoo,

 

Thank you for your reply and confirmation.

 

In this case we suggest that you contact our customer support so that they can take a closer look directly on your account.

 

Let us know if we can help you with anything else.


Take care!

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