Keep Spotify playing when closing all apps in task switcher?

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Keep Spotify playing when closing all apps in task switcher?

eriknjoo
Regular

Hi,

 

All the previous music players I used before switching to Spotify (eg. Google Music, Poweramp) had this 'feature' where I went to the task switcher and closed all the recent apps, they kept playing music with the icon in the notification area and everything. I liked it since most of the time I wanted to exit all my recent apps and just keep listening to music.

 

I noticed that Spotify stops playing automatically when I hit the exit all apps button and removes the icon from the notification area, too, ie completely shuts down along with all the apps. 

 

Is there a way to prevent this from happening and set Spotify to never close unless I stop the music and swipe the player controller in the notification area away?

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

Erik (Samsung S7, Marshmallow)

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Sophia
Roadie

Hey @eriknjoo

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Spotify Community. We'd like to help. 

 

Right now, it's not possible to close all your recent apps and keep Spotify playing music. 

 

Don't worry. We appreciate your feedback and we'll make sure to pass it on to the relevant team. 

 

Let us know if you have any questions. We'll be here for you. 

 

Sophia, 

bwoodling
Newbie
I too would enjoy this feature. It's so annoying to have the music stopped when trying to clear the RAM on my phone.

curtisrt
Casual Listener
Yep, this is a major and huge drawback to Spotify. Please find a fix.

user-removed
Not applicable
This feature is necessary and doesn't seem to be hard to implement into the existing application. Please add!

Raemelis
Newbie
This was reported in Feb, Its going Sep now. You guys should be more efficent we are paying $9.99 a month!

- Samsung S8+

mehtacated
Newbie

Totally add this

UCFGonzo
Casual Listener

Seriously...what's taking so long for this to happen? 

leeshiouyi
Newbie

Help me dude! My is the main music app!!! Same problem but worst! Because it is the main music app! Help me help me!

akfernando
Casual Listener

On the Recent Apps screen hit the 3 vertical dots in the top right.  Then select Lock Apps.  Then select the lock on Spotify and hit done.  

 

This will prevent Spotify from being closed when you select Close All but if you swipe Spotify it will still close so make sure you just select Close All then leave the Recent Apps screen.  

user-removed
Not applicable

Although that's a good work around it's just that. Spotify needs to add in not being killed through it's application.

eriknjoo
Regular

I'd like that but I don't have that option. When I tap the three dots all I can select is 'Contact'. Any idea why?

blakers42
Music Fan

I have figured out how to do this and am excited to share!

(I'm running Android 8.0.0 on my new Pixel 2 XL.)

 

Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Battery optimization > All apps > Spotify > Don't optimize

 

I realize most people aren't running 8.0.0 and I don't know if previous versions are able to do this but hopefully this will help someone somewhere~ 

 

Never mind. It stopped working.

 

Jaydenozmyer
Newbie

Sophie , 

You are well respected Music Application.

You have to do something about it . 

It totally damage your users experience . 

I have Note 8 , and otger then crashing all the time , music stopping randomly you have this issue with closing app . 

Your I.T  IS really doing a bad job .

Thank you 

 

Jayden  Oz Myer 

Jaydenozmyer@gmail.com 

StrCnr
Newbie

Switching off battery optimization That didnt work for me note8

StrykerHype
Casual Listener

Just wanted to chime in since the proposed solution is no longer working. I am on a Pixel XL 2 on Android Oreo 8.1 and the problem still persist... Hoping for a fix soon since even my free podcast app doesn't close when using the clear all function. This is a huge hinderance.

StrykerHype
Casual Listener

Just wanted to chime in since the proposed solution is no longer working. I am on a Pixel XL 2 on Android Oreo 8.1 and the problem still persist... Hoping for a fix soon since even my free podcast app doesn't close when using the clear all function. This is a huge hinderance.

Ryley
Casual Listener

Works like a charm. Thank you kind sir!

 

Ryley
Casual Listener

Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Battery optimization > All apps > Spotify > Don't optimize

eckyecky
Newbie
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