I can’t play certain explicit songs


I can’t play certain explicit songs








IPhone 6s

Operating System

iOS 12


My Question or Issue

I have explicit content enabled, and certain explicit songs still don’t play. I don’t get why this is happening. I can play most explicit songs on Spotify. But some songs (when I click on them) don’t even play.

5 Replies

Casual Listener

I’m currently having this type of problem as well! I played a song and listened to it and now when I press it, it doesn’t play but any other song will so annoying 

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Rock Star 17

Hi there!

I know it sounds simple, but it's often overlooked. Could you try restarting your device? If that doesn't help, try a quick clean reinstall of the app. Just follow these steps.

If you're still having trouble, could you let me know the exact version of Spotify and the exact version of the operating system you're running?

I'll see what I can suggest next!

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I am having the same problem. I have tried what you have recommended but it says I don’t have my explicit allowed when I already do.


Hey there folks,  


Thanks for posting on the Community about this. 

If the clean reinstall didn't do the trick for you, try if you observe the same when using a different device. If it doesn't occur on a different device, we'd suggest making sure that your original device is up to speed with any software updates available. 


It'd also be useful if you let us know which version of the Spotify app and what OS you're using on your device. This can help us investigate and assist further.  


Keep us posted! We'll be happy to lend a hand if you need more help. 

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Casual Listener
I’ve done both of the suggested and all songs play but the one I want to
listen to. I have a iPhone 8 Plus with the newest update and using Spotify