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Can't skip songs or pause when screen is locked

Can't skip songs or pause when screen is locked

When my screen is locked, when I click to wake it up and press skip/pause it doesnt do anything. This also happens when I unlock my screen and drag the top bar down. I actually have to go into the app to be able to change songs and pause etc. 

This never used to be a problem before now, I always used to be able to skip songs and pause from the lock screen.








(Samsung Galaxy 9)

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Hey @Emilyjk94! Welcome to the Spotify Community. ^^


I'm sorry to hear this.

Please be aware that this issue is already under investigation.

Be sure to check and  +VOTE on this ongoing issues thread out to stay updated on this.^^



Hey there @Emilyjk94


Thank for reaching out! 


Just to check with you - are you still experiencing this issue? If so, have you tried any troubleshooting steps such as:


  • clean reinstall
  • restarting the device
  • allowing all permissions for Spotify: Mobile Settings> Apps> Spotify> Permissions. Allow everything you see there.

If that does not help, let us know your OS and Spotify version. 


Keep us posted!

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