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

Ivan
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Hey @Trentt1130

 

Thanks for posting here on the Community. 

 

Could you confirm if you still experience the same after running a clean reinstall of Spotify on your mobile device? This will update your app to the latest version and remove corrupted data causing the issue.  

 

In case this persists, make sure no battery optimization settings or data cleaning apps run active on your mobile device. Such features can often prevent the app from operating at full capacity. We also suggest accessing the app settings and making sure all Permissions are enabled for Spotify. 

 

Hope this helps. Keep us posted. 

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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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I did everything you said and it definitely still did it. I got a new phone (iPhone 12 pro) after trying it, did a clean install, and it still does it. If it’s not supposed to be doing this, then something is pretty wrong, because nothing works. I’m still having to log out to prevent it from auto playing when my car starts.

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

Jeremy
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Hi there @Trentt1130,

 

Thank you for your reply and confirmation.

 

Can you try the following:

  • Log in with another account - such as a friend's or a family member's to see if the issue persist.
  • Try an alternative device (if possible)
  • Ensure the operating system is up-to-date
  • Ensure device has enough storage space
  • Soft reset of the device.

We'll keep an eye out for your reply.

 

Take care!

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

FreekB66
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This annoying behaviour apparently is an Android feature, according to this article: https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-disable-bluetooth-automatic-playback-on-any-android-phone/

So it is not something that Spotify can influence.

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

Trentt1130
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I have an iPhone and it does it. It did it on my old iPhone and the brand new one I just got. Tells me that it’s a Spotify problem. I wish they’d just add a feature to turn off and on auto connect, but then again it doesn’t sound like they’re wanting it to auto connect at all and having trouble figuring out how to make it not?

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

Trentt1130
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I tried another account. Same problem

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

byrtch
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Happens to me all the time. Incredibly annoying and has been going on for years. In fact if I am connected to my any audio device with bluetooth (car, headset, whatever), after I receive a text it start playing the last song. If I force kill the app, it will start itself every f'n time after I get a text or other notification. Dumb as **bleep**.

Why don't you guys ever actually try and fix this instead of all the silly uninstall/reinstall/repair bluetooth suggestions that are a waste of time??

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

FreekB66
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That is iOS, don't know how that works, but for Android I suspect this behaviour to be built in into the OS, since all players (like Google Music when it still existed) would show this behaviour

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