In my case, the problem isn't related to Spotify at all. It's related to playing music on my iPhone Music App (where, I might add, I'm playing downloaded files, not streaming). I'm still holding fast to iOS 11.4, waiting for a fix in iOS 12 if it ever comes.
It's not a Spotify issue, it's a bluetooth issue with how iOS12 handles the audio. Every app has this issue for me when connected to my phone, not just Spotify or Apple Music. Just turn off the wifi when in your car. It's worth it to get on iOS12, which has huge improvements when compared to iOS11.
Thanks for this, Ashhong1. Life certainly would be easier if I could update my iOS as you suggest. Up until a few months ago, however, some were reporting that turning off the phone's Wifi was not solving their problem, so I've been waiting for more of a consensus as to what the solution is. Is everyone else finding that turning off the Wifi has been the answer?
I wasn't aware of that. All I know is that I have been having this issue since last Summer, and turning off the wifi has fixed it every single time the past 2-3 months. Keep in mind you have to turn it off from the settings, not the temporary disable that it does when you turn it off in the control center. Setting up a Siri Shortcut (iOS12 exclusive) helps.
Unfortunately that same excact thing has been done to multiple users since we discovered the issue days after the iOS 12 release.. But so far no results, and correctly as mentioned apple has stated there is still no solution to the issue.
Just to clarify a summary of the issue as far as we know it:
- The problem does not seem to be an application issue
- The recurring explanation is what sounds like a lowering of bitrate in the music(bad quality, loss of top and bottom frequencies(Hence, the suggestion to turn of EQ will not resolve only weaken))
- The problem occurs when the wifi-unit is searching for networks, not when connected to a network -> explains why most of the complaints is by travelling( cars, headsets etc)
- it does only affect a specific set of makes and models
- Multiple users have gotten diagnostics by apple, and the more the merrier
Don’t get your hopes up too soon. Apple just had me mail my phone to them in California so they could have a “confirmed” device to do testing on. (They sent me a shiny new phone for the trouble) They’re still actively researching...