Be careful if you have an Apple Watch. The music control app just appears as your watch face and you can accidentally hit it putting your hand in a pocket or bag. I almost blew out a bunch of speakers because the Digital Crown acts a a volume control and I hit it and spiked the volume to 11.
It’s spotify. It happened to me a lot. Different iPhones 6+ through 8+ and not only on the iPhone but once or twice on a desktop (Mac). Song stopped and would only play for a few seconds and stop again. Lots of weird **bleep** (apparently cr@p is not cool language) on iOS.
Close Spotify on all your platforms and devices when your not using it. I believe that I am correct and that they are all connected through Spotify’s servers and Spotify knows which device SHOULD be the one your pressing play on. They are concerned that you are logged in as 2 different people Not in a family, Not living at the same physical address, Not paying them for two of you.
This is why you can magically change what song is playing in Spotify on a different device and it then asks you which device you will be listening on... your previous device is still trundling along running an instance of Spotify though... Seamless handoff or works good enough as is. Cr@p software.
I agree with your condemnation of apple, but I have to point out that I am having the same problem on my galaxy S8 Active. Works fine in all other regards. And it's not the headphones. It skips songs, goes back dozens of episodes in podcasts, locks me into one song so I can't pick another, while it restarts over and over and over again, and it has all happened with headphones, without headphones, and plugged into my cars AUX Jack. So it's definitely a Spotify problem here.
I have an Iphone 7, ios v 11.1. Spotify app v 22.214.171.1244.
App randomly skips to next track. Also, randomly starts playing someone elses crappy playlist that I've never (voluntarily) listened to myself. It's always the same playlist, and this has happened multiple times.
Happens when I'm listening using bluetooth headphones, bluetooth speakers, and sometimes when I'm not using Spotify at all!
I've been researching this and trying different variables for months. Long story short: I'm nearly certain the problem isnotwith Spotify, and I'm almost certain the problemiswith the aux port on your Iphone. I think almost everyone in this thread is using an iphone. I myself am using an Iphone 6.
I've replaced my Iphone 6 in the last month with a new I6, and the problem remained. So it isn't the aux port hardware itself. I have tried different pairs of headphones and the problem remained. So it isn't the headphones themselves.
The only time the problem went away was when I either used Iphone Lightining jack earbuds, or an aux-to-lightning adapter with my aux running headphones. When I do either of these things, I can run or weight lift to my heart's content without the ""skip pause pause skip open siri skip skip"" thing happening.
It's the Iphone. It's not the aux port hardware either - it's the software. Apple wants people to jump onto the bandwagon of lightning or bluetooth, plain and simple. Sorry but I don't think there's a solution here. Planned obsolescence is hard to fight.
And it turns out some people are having problems outside the bounds of my troubleshooting - on Android, over bluetooth, etc. I think it's possible there are multiple issues though. The ""skip pause skip open siri skip skip"" thing is definitely one issue. And it seems to happen exclusively on Iphones with people plugged into aux. I still think that - despite my frustration with Apple for possibly forcing this via software - switching to lightning headphones or a lightning adaptor will solve this. It has for me. I've had a dozen runs and gym workouts with no problems since switching to their frackin' lightning adaptor. For instance, @dhylander's problem of Spotify random playing someone else's playlist sounds potentially unrelated. Like maybe his Spotify is linked to an Alexa, or is on some other computer, and someone's using it. That happened to me.
Anyway, don't throw out the mediocre and obnoxious fix of switching to Apple's lightning adaptor if the "skip pause 'open siri' skip pause' thing is happening to you whenever you walk around with your phone. It seems to be the fabric rubbing to phone static that causes it.
I have an Iphone 6S and I recently installed the new IOS 11.2.2. The Spotify version that I have is 8.4.35 and I am a Premium user which is why this bug has been bothering me a lot recently. I believe the problems began since I updated my IOS, and I even tried re-installing the application, however that did nothing else but un-download all of the songs I had previously saved to listen to offline. What typically happens is I would just listen to music (with my headphones in) and it would just stop and start by itself, skip the song, rewind, or just activate Voice Control ALL by itself without me doing or touching anything. It is supremely annoying and I would be more than glad if you could fix it.
Simona (a devoted, but currently disappointed Spotify user)
2. Exact operating system (e.g. iOS 8.3) iOS.11.2.5
3. Spotify app version installed (2.2.0) I have version 126.96.36.1994 installed (I have done the latest update)
4. What are you doing when the app skips/ stops/ crashes? Is it when it opens? When scrolling through tracks? When searching?
It’s at different times, sometimes when the app is open And I’m searching for songs/downloading, sometimes when I just have my phone in my pocket. I already tried deleting the app and re installing it but that didn’t help.
5. About how many playlists do you have?
5/10 And I follow about 50 I guess (most arent offline available
I'm having similar issues. It doesn't skip when listening to iHeart radio, even when I jiggle my lightning jack. However, once I listen to Spotify, it's all messed up. So I'm ruling out headphones and iPhone issue. Tried playing iTunes, which was better but need to do more research on that. Hope it get's fixed soon.
Just went to apple store. Cleaned out some lint from phone, did some audio diagnostics but the mic control still wasn't reponsive while using the spotify app after the fact. Works on itunes and Iheart radio just fine. So I'm suspecting it must be a spotify issue.
I also updated iPhone to 11.2.5 (15D60) over the weekend.