Songs Glitching Out on Laptop, but not on Mobile

Songs Glitching Out on Laptop, but not on Mobile








Macbook Pro Mid 2009, i6hone 6

Operating System

OSX El Capitan: 10.11.6 (15G20015), iOS11


My Question or Issue


Spotify songs on my laptop are routinely glitching out, meaning I'm hearing digital pops & scratchy artifacts over the music. Oddly, the same song on my iPhone does not have the glitches or pops. I figure this must be a laptop issue. My device is old, but it's suped up with a good Solid State drive.
I'm running High Quality Streaming on Spotify and I've tried the same song with it downloaded and playing in offline mode and it's still glitching. 
I'm open to reinstalling audio drivers and Spotify software if that would help.
1 Reply


Hey, @SustainedNote

Thanks for reaching out. We're sorry to hear you're having trouble!

We know it sounds simple, but it's often overlooked. Could you try restarting your device for us first? If that doesn't help, let's try a quick reinstall. Just follow the steps here.

If you're still having trouble, let us know 🙂
We'll then see what we can suggest!

Many thanks,


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