How can I perform a clean reinstall of the app?

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Most common issues can be fixed with a quick reinstall of the app. In some situations however, a clean reinstall of the app might be needed. This way, you can start afresh with Spotify on your device. 

 

Below you can find all the steps for a clean install of Spotify on your device - just scroll down until you see your device/OS:

 

Android - 6.0 or above

 

  1. Head here and click Remove all devices.
  2. From the Android home screen, tap Settings > Apps.
  3. Find Spotify in your list of apps, tap it and clear the cache and data. Then select Uninstall.
  4. Switch your device off and wait a couple minutes.
  5. Switch your device back on.
  6. Open the Google Play Store then search for and install the Spotify Music app.

 

Android - versions before 6.0

 

  1. Head here and click Remove all devices.
  2. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  3. Select Apps or Applications, then Manage applications.
  4. Find Spotify in your list of apps, tap it.
  5. Tap Clear Data.
  6. Go to Storage > Android > Data and delete a folder called com.spotify.music. If your device doesn't have a default file manager in order to locate that file, we'd recommend taking a look online for more help from your device's manufacturer on using one. If you're using an external SD card to store your downloaded music from Spotify, you can still double check if that file is removed.
  7. Switch your device off and wait a couple minutes.
  8. Switch your device back on.
  9. Open Google Play and install the Spotify Music app.

 

iPhone 

 

  1. Open Spotify. In the app's settings (you can access them by going to Home and then tapping the gear icon in the top right corner), tap Storage then Delete Cache.
  2. Head here and click Remove all devices.
  3. Head to your device's Settings, then tap General.
  4. Tap iPhone Storage.
  5. Select Spotify from the list of apps.
  6. Tap Offload the app and confirm. This will delete app but its documents data will be kept.
  7. Then tap Delete App and confirm. This action should delete any leftover documents and data.
  8. Once the app is deleted, press and hold the Side/Top button and either volume button until the power off slider appears.
  9. Drag the slider to turn your device completely off.
  10. After your device turns off, wait a couple of minutes.
  11. Press and hold the Top (or Side) button again until the display turns on.
  12. Switch your device back on and install Spotify from the App Store.

 

iPad

 

The steps for a clean reinstall in an iPad device are similar to those of iPhone devices above.  Keep in mind that in step 4 you'll need to look instead for iPad Storage.

 

Mac

 

  1. Quit Spotify.
  2. Open Finder then click Go (on the menu bar on the top of the screen). 
  3. Select Library from the drop-down menu that appears (you may need to hold the Alt key if Library isn’t visible).
  4. Open Caches and delete the com.spotify.Client and com.spotify.client.helper folders.
  5. Click the back arrow. 
  6. Open Application Support and delete the Spotify folder.
  7. Hit Command+Shift+G from your OS X desktop to bring out the Go to Folder window.
  8. Enter ~/Library/ to open Library folder.
  9. Enter “Spotify” in the search field, hit “Search: Library” and delete all files that appear:image (6).png

     

  10. Head here while logged in your Spotify account in your browser and click Remove all devices.
  11. Shut down your computer.
  12. Wait a couple minutes and then hit the Power button again to boot your device.
  13. Download and install Spotify.

 

Windows 10

 

  1. Head here and click Remove all devices.
  2. Click the Start button. Select Settings.
  3. Open System.
  4. Click Apps & features, then select Spotify.
  5. Click Uninstall. Click Uninstall again in the pop-up to confirm.
  6. On the Start search bar, type %AppData% and hit enter. This should open up AppData\Roaming.
  7. In the new window that opens up make sure there's no Spotify folder showing up. If there is, you can delete it.
  8. Make sure that there is no Spotify folder left in AppData\Local  (or C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage) as well.
  9. In addition, you can run a search on your device to look for any leftover Spotify folders left. If you find any, make sure to delete them.
  10. Shut down your device, wait a couple of minutes and switch it on again.
  11. Download and install Spotify from the Windows Apps store.

 

Windows 7 or 8

 

  1. Close Spotify.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Select Spotify in the list and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Head here and click Remove all devices.
  7. Open up the start-menu, enter %AppData% (including the percentage signs) in the search bar and press Enter. If you see a Spotify folder in there, go ahead and delete it.
  8. Switch to the C:\Users\*Username*\AppData\Local folder and check if there's a Spotify folder in that one as well. If there is is, delete that one as well.
  9. It'd be a good idea after that to go ahead and shut down your device, wait a couple minutes and switch it on again.
  10. Download and install Spotify.

 

 

Tip: If you'd like to be more thorough, you can also use in addition a trusted third-party device cleaner app to make sure you've removed any leftover files before installing the app again.

 

 

 

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