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Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a sound

jazengo
Casual Listener

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Norway

Device

Samsung S9

Operating System

Android 11

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever a bluetooth device is connected to my phone, Spotify automatically starts playing the last song it was paused on if my phone makes any "noise". If I recieve a Messanger message, it starts playing as soon as the "bing" sound is over. It starts playing automatically after I've hung up a call, etc.

 

I've disabled auto play, I've reinstalled the app and cleared cache.
Under "car view", both "Turn on automatically" and "Always on" is disabled.

 

I'm unsure what more I can do.

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Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

draabekkabapo
Casual Listener

I have exactly the same problem.

I use a Galaxy S10+ with Spotify Premium.

My phone is connected by Bluetooth with my car kit.

Every time I get in my car Spotify starts automaticly.

I tried to change the settings, car view off, both slides are off.

Its always starting my last listened number.

Its driving me crazy, its driving me nuts...

I've almost reached the point of removing the app!

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

jazengo
Casual Listener

Yes, it's what I'm experiecning as well. Starts at my last played track.

To me it's kind of worse, since I have a headset on bluetooth for work to take calls and such. Whenever I hang up a call, Spotify starts blasting. If I receive a Facebook Messenger message, text or whatever, spotify automatically starts playing where it was last paused even though the app is closed.

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

Ocmasong
Visitor

Same happent to me in my new Corolla. Spent many hours googling but no good solution. Then I realized my car has an "audio" button to switch "radio" on/off and to control volume (just like my old Avensis radio). Just pushed to turn it off and sound stopped, also spotify got paused too!

 

Cars "radio" remembers last state when car is started. Too many screen controls but the old on/off button did it.

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

gggeek
Casual Listener

Same problem here - I think this is due to a recent update in Spotify (either that or Android), as it did not happen beforehand.

 

I am using a Samsung S40, headphones are Sony WF1000-MX3, Android 10,Spotify 8.5.55.1105.

 

I am not 100% sure if the 'triggering event' is the fact that the phone emits a sound, but the symptoms surely are: when I have the bluetooth earbuds connected, spotitfy frequently springs to life without having been summoned, and starts playing a song I was last listening to a while ago..

 

Extremely annoying bug if I might say, please prioritize this one, thx!

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

FernandoszAndra
Visitor

Também estou com o mesmo problema, essa inicialização automática no modo veicular ou em qualquer dispositivo bluetooth deveria ter opção para desabilitar.

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

Ver
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Moderator

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us. This sounds odd and we'll do our best to help you out.

 

@FernandoszAndra Hope you don't mind us replying in English as it's the Community's official language.

 

We'd suggest you give these steps a go and run a clean reinstall. There are also steps for restarting the device and clearing the cache. That way you can make sure the cache is not leading to this issue. 

 

It's also a good idea to check if the firmware is up-to-date. You can also try re-pairing the devices.

 

Hope this helps. If you have questions, you know where to find us.

 

 

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Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

En_ri_que
Newbie
Hello! It's 2021 and I having the same issue.
Spotify auto starts playing every time I connect my ear buds.
All the devices are up to date and re installed the app multiple times...

Please help!

Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

Mihail
Moderator
Moderator

Hey @En_ri_que,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

We recommend that you unpair your ear buds from your phone, restart the device an pair them anew. That way the connection will be built from the ground up.

 

It's also worthwhile to check the individual device settings from your Bluetooth menu after paring the devices again.

 

If that doesn't do the trick, we'd appreciate it if you share the make, model, OS and Spotify version of the device you're experiencing this on.

 

Hope you find this useful. Keep us posted how you get on.

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Re: Spotify starts playing automatically when a bluetooth device is connected and phone makes a soun

Trentt1130
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  • Still doesn’t help. Having the problem with my car also. Every time I turn my car on, the last song on my Spotify autoplays. Even if I completely close out of the app, it’ll still play. It’s annoying because I DoorDash, so I’m constantly turning my car off and on, and since the volume is up for my GPS, Spotify starts blasting when I turn my car back on. The only fix I found is to just log out, which sucks because I still want to listen to music while driving around, but not the second I turn my car on. Apparently this issue has been happening for years and never been resolved, so unless there is an actual fix, I’ll be canceling my account.
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