Work-around for "Connecting to Spotify" Android Notification

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Work-around for "Connecting to Spotify" Android Notification









Samsung Galaxy Note 8


Operating System

Android Oreo


My Question or Issue

Here's what I did to get rid of it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android Oreo:

  1. Open the App Notification settings for Spotify. You can quickly access this by sliding the notification sideways:Screenshot_20190118-074542_Settings.jpgApp Notification shortcut


  2. Once in the App Notification settings, look for External applications:Screenshot_20190118-074554_Settings.jpgExternal applications notification


  3. You can either
    1. Switch External applications completely OFF and the notification will be gone.Screenshot_20190118-074649_Settings.jpgExternal applications OFF


    2. Or you can set the Importance to Low. If set to Low, the notification will still be there but it will not display an icon at the top.Screenshot_20190118-074642_Settings.jpgImportance Low


I don't know what the External applications notification is for. Depending on the purpose of the notification, it may or may not have a huge impact on the app. For this particular one, I can still play music on Spotify.

Screenshot_20190118-074832_Nova Launcher.jpgMusic still plays


It doesn't seem to have any negative effects. However, just based on the name of the notification alone, it seems to have something to do with connecting to other applications, so that might get affected.


If you do follow this advice and start experiencing problems, you can always turn the notification back ON under Settings > Apps > Spotify > Notifications.


Hope this helps others.

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Re: Work-around for "Connecting to Spotify" Android Notification

Rock Star 10
Rock Star 10

 Hey @rexmtorres!


Thanks for sharing this workaround with us. You can also find some extra troubleshooting steps in case this happens again here.


Have a nice day!

Jose_MRock Star 10
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