This issue is still occurring to me all the time but the only work around I have found so far is to use the sleep timer which guarantees to pause the music properly with iOS and it 99% of the time rings the alarm now! It’s still such a stupid issue and I also find that when I pause music and go to press play it’ll play for one second and then pause again so there is definitely still media playback issues within iOS 13.5 (latest stable build on my iPhone 7 Plus)
Glad to have you on the Community! We understand you're having trouble with the alarm going off silently after listening to Spotify.
We've taken some time to check with our developers the details you shared with us in this thread. We really understand your frustration on this matter, but we have to let you know that we were unable to reproduce this issue from our end.
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Problem still has not been resolved... have had iPhone alarm issues for years and I’m glad to know what the cause is but I’m shocked it’s gone on for this long without Spotify trying to resolve such an important issue.
Thanks for looking for the answer to your issues with the alarm here.
Our tech team is currently looking at this and investigating what might be causing this behavior. To that end it would really help us out a lot if you provide the details that @Xenia asked about above. We couldn't reproduce the issue at out end, so the more info we gather on instances where this is actually happening, the easier it'll be for the developers to find a fix.
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“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” - Keith Richards
I have tried reinstalling Spotify app, using a different Spotify account, putting the phone on silent mode or full, turning the snooze function off in the alarm that I wish to turn on, I have tried using the device on flight mode whilst waiting for the alarm to go off, I can confirm that the issue is with Spotify as when the app is deleted the issue does not occur, it does not occur whilst using the Apple Music app either. Is it maybe to do with how Spotify sends data to the lockscreen now playing widget?
Spotify needs to be playing for a long time, eventually what happens is the media controls on the lockscreen show that Spotify is paused and the song progress is at the beginning when it is still clearly playing music. As soon as you pause and restart the music it updates the lockscreen widget again exactly to where the current song was playing. But if you are leaving the music playing all night (for example if you fell asleep) then eventually this issue occurs and the alarm assumes the music is paused and starts to ring, but instead of playing the alarm it shows on the screen silently with no vibrations either.
Replicate the Issue: Leave Spotify streaming with the screen off for a lengthy period (at least 2 hours) and set an alarm for at least 3 hours away. Make sure the alarm has a ringtone set and then just let the device play music with the screen off for a long time.
I don’t use Spotify connect so it doesn’t just happen with Spotify connect
The behaviour is always the same once the music is streaming for a lengthy period.
I can recreate it but it does happen on a somewhat random basis. Sometimes it’s several time’s in a row and then not for another few attempts.