Same here and it also seems to consume a lot of my battery.. I have to charge twice a day now, never had to do that before. Eventho it doesn't look like it's actually connecting.. Or atleast it doesn't use my mobile data - Idk what it is doing and a new install didn't help either.
Hope they fix it soon, gl to all who discover the same issue..
Thanks for that. I turned my bluetooth on my phone off and it went away. Turned it back on and it came back. So I turned my Samsung gear off and it went away. Turned that on it synced it and it came back.
It seems to be related to the syncing of my phone and my watch. I haven't tried synching with any other device.
You got the main issue pinpointed. Spotify installed on Samsung Gear S3 is creating this issue. I do have to say that just happened to me recently as I did an app upgrade. I uninstalled the app on the watch and now the notification is not coming up anymore.
Turning off that notification setting should make the repeated notifications go away but I don't think that will stop the app behavior. I could not find anything causing this on my S9+. I only have Spotify on my phone and my Surface and have never connecte Spotify between them so the "connecting" issue made no sense unless it was trying to connect to Spotify servers. It was driving me nuts and I was pretty close to just uninstalling it as I really don't use it much at all on my phone any more. The post talking about battery usage piqued my interest so I went and looked and it wasn't shown to be using much battery and I didn't see it using much data either but I have it banned from using background data BUT I did notice that in the WIFI data tab, it was set to use as much background WIFI data as it wanted and there was a fair amount. I went ahead and added it to the Always Sleeping Apps list. In fact, I added a whole gang of apps to the list. I'm absolutely sick to death of apps constantly starting and running in the background for unexplained reason, like a word game that I sometimes use (I haven't in 2 weeks) shouldn't be connecting 30 times a day. I realize a lot of apps only do this to see if there's an update but the Play Store does this for us so the only other reasons would be to check for somekind of notification about music we like or download files about how we use our phones and I'm sick of that too.
Still absolutely no clue what Spotify was trying to connect to or why, but if banning it from running unless I actually start it solves the issue, it'll get to stay on my phone for now. This is twice I almost uninstalled it because it was mysteriously starting. At least this time it wasn't opening up on it's own. That one actually did get me to uninstall it but I wiped the data and reinstalled it and it seemed to behave. I didn't even bother with that this time. I don't think it should be necessary as I have only had this phone for over a month and I installed the app from a fresh state. It was probably an update that caused the issue.
It seems that no moderators or Spotify team members have responded since people started posting on this thread 3 weeks ago so maybe a new thread should be started.
this notification is caused by having a Samsung Watch. (in my case) I installed the Spotify app on the watch, this cased this notifaction being active. since removing the app from the watch i have not seen this notification.
It's not caused by a galaxy watch, I don't have one and I get the notification. I've tried all the "fixes", short of uninstalling it on a watch that I don't have, and nothing different happened on my Note 8.
Doing this got rid of my "connecting to spotify" notification. If you've still got this issue, I suggest trying to turn off external applications. Settings > apps > spotify > notifications then switch off external applications.