I've just downloaded the app today by first time in my Galaxy Fame and since then I'm having problems with Search option. I know it should appear above Explore option in top left corner menu, it appears only one time after login (I did it several times) then, after searching anything, it dissappears again.
I already tried turning off and on phone, take off battery, uninstall and reinstall, checked connection, erase data and cache, and in every try Search option appears only first time y star app and then dissappears again!
I already restarted device when troubleshooting in section B. Android version 4.1.2 Account Premium Space left on your device... 1.10GB Space left on your External SD card 2.86GB Is your device rooted?I No Did you set your external SD card as storage location? No Did you manually install an older version before installing the latest version from the Play Store? No Do you have the same issue when switching between WiFi/Mobile Data (If applicable)?Yes My mobile Spotify version 126.96.36.1997 My mobile provider and country: Movistar Mexico My username: kartogu I'm logging in with Facebook login details.
I have been having trouble with the search option showing up on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Nothing triggers the absence of the search bar - it just isn't there. I am using Version 188.8.131.527 and I am in the US. I am also a premium user, don't know if that matters.
So I got a new phone running Android 5.1 and I no longer have an issue with the Search not appearing. Based on that and this thread, I'm guessing it's an issue specifically with Android versions under 5. I saw an update was released today, but there's no mention of this bug being fixed. I'm also receiving notifications of a "solution", but it is just a poor work-around. Hopefully Spotify can get this fixed quickly, since the only real fix so far has been to upgrade to a newer phone running Android 5 or better.
Well, they did an upgrade about an hour ago, my tablet told me at the time. I only allow upgrades when connected to wifi (otherwise my meager data allowance gets completely eaten) so it may have been released some time earlier.
I got search each time I looked, without having to shut down tablet & restart. Hope this holds.
There are other things still screwed, like not always getting an album list when you search by artist, but that's minor when compared to no search at all.
I just had the same problem but i figured it out like in 5 min so for everyone that struggles the only thing you have to know is that theres some kind of glitch in the app and the search did not dissappear it is only covered by the 3 lines and just above the Browse line what you have to do is try and click that little space between the grey and the black. At least this worked for me.