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[Mobile] Recently Played not updating

Hey everyone,


We're receiving reports from users that Recently Played is not updating. This might also include Recently Played Artists.


If you’re experiencing this issue, make sure to add your +VOTE and follow the instructions in the Status Update below.


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Hi everyone,


Thank you for your inputs and patience so far.


We're setting this issue to Not Right Now as we're unable to provide an exact timeline for a fix at this moment. Still, rest assured this will remain on our internal teams' radar and we'll check back in here with a new status when we have any new information to share.


In the meantime, make sure to always keep the app up to date.


Take care.









Xiaomi redmi note 8 pro


Operating System

Android 10


My Question or Issue

This happened today. So on my account, both mobile and desktop, my recently played on my profile have stopped updating since 8 hours. I've played more than 20 songs from my 3 playlists but still no change. Tried logging in and out and checking on web browser. Both android and PC versions are completely up to date too but still my recently played songs and artists aren't updating at all.


Also I've unfollowed a few artists and even my artist followed has stopped updating. Its as if my account has completely disconnected but songs are still playing and i can add and remove them from playlists. Also my private sessions are off and i have enabled share listening activity and i haven't changed any settings manually 


This was working perfectly yesterday as usual. Please look into this


Edit: I've added images to explain better. This is from my recently played songs in my mobile app and my recently played artists on my profile. As you can clearly see they are both out of sync since yesterday and show completely different artists altogether (How is that even possible ?). Since then I've played >10 new artists but it hasn't been updated in either of them






United States


(Samsung Galaxy Note9, Desktop)

Operating System

(Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2.5, Windows 10)


My Question or Issue

Recently Played Artists aren't updating. I have my Listening Activity turned On and I also turned the Recently Played Artist privacy settings on and off and it still doesn't update. Please fix!


Experiencing the same issue here!!


Device + OS version

  Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Android 10


Exact Spotify version:





If the Private Session is on/off:

 It was turned off


Troubleshooting steps that you've tried so far:

 Cleared my cache

 Removed all the apps which had access to Spotify

 Logged out of my Spotify acc & then logged in

 Uninstalled and reinstalled the app

 Rebooted my phone and still no changes seen

 Recently played stopped updating on 10th July around 9pm IST


Update : it's working now thank you so much!!


Hey folks,


Thanks for posting here 🙂


We appreciate you taking the time to share your info with us. We've passed it on to the right team so the folks there can investigate this further.


We'll keep you posted on any updates on the matter.



Status changed to: Under investigation

Hey folks,


Thanks for reporting this issue to us.


We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team, who are currently looking into it.


If you’re experiencing this issue, make sure to click +VOTE and Subscribe to the thread to be notified of any developments.


Could you also make sure to provide us with the following info, if you haven’t already:

  • Device + OS version
  • Exact Spotify version
  • If the Private Session is on/off
  • Troubleshooting steps that you've tried so far

Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.









Samsung galaxy j5 prime, spotify android tv


Operating System

Android 10, android 8


i have this problem too my recently plays and recently artists don't update for last 19-20 hours,i'm not in private season, i did play so many songs since yesterday but like spotify don't see them









iPhone 11



I have restarted my phone, logged out of account and deleted the app and reinstalled. I have also checked all my social settings, I am not in private session. 


Hey guys! I have listened to over 4 hours of music today until I realised my recently played artists hasn’t updated since yesterday. Please fix this Spotify!!!! Please HELP ME!!!! It’s driving me insane!!!!!!


Can you give us an estimate of when this will be fixed? 😄


Ive had a hard time getting my recently played songs to update or even show up at all. Im

glad I’m not the only one though I thought it was just my Spotify not working correctly. Hopefully they get this resolved soon.


I am very frustrated and I would hate to give up my Spotify premium and switch to Apple Music because I love Spotify in every way but  this glitch is driving me crazy! Please fix ASAP.