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Hi, After Spotify kept crashing this morning, I decided to try and delete the app and thought it would help. I’m not sure how, but only the icon disappears, Yet it’s still in my phone. I can’t get the app back on in my home page unless I soft reset. After I soft reset my phone, the app has something else replacing the icon, lines and circles with a grey background and it still won’t work.
Hey @CatrearBoi, thanks for reaching out to the Community!
Could you attach a screenshot of what you're seeing exactly? And to confirm, you want to use the Spotify app - but aren't able to because of the app being greyed out?
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I'll need to see a screenshot of what you're seeing so I can take a closer look.
If you haven't yet, try restarting your iPhone and see if the issue persists.
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I’m not sure why, but I can’t send the other picture. I’m not even sure if this’ll do. And I’ve tried resetting but nothing was changed.
Hey CatrearBoi & Billy-J,
I've encountered the same issue yesterday as well - was listening to my music when Spotify crashed suddenly and after that it kept crashing when I've tried to open it.
After multiple deletions and installations & switching my phone off and on, the app still did not work. I then read an advice online to delete the app and run a soft reset - after which I obtained the same issue where:
- The logo of the app is now a grey background with lines
- On the app store it still registers my phone as having the app (i.e. I can only open but not download it)
- In Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage, there is no indication of Spotify taking up at storage space space, yet I believe there might be some cached data left in the system as I am able to see the recent songs i've played when I hold down the 'grey' Spotify app button
For what it's worth, below are my specifics:
Hope it helps
I have the same issue. Tried to delete and reinstall the app yesterday when there were problems. Now I have the white square as shown in the post above. I delete this and go to the app store to reinstall, I press the open button on Spotify but nothing happens. Have tried soft reset and changing the country name in settings as suggested as a solution when the app has not loaded in the past, these did not work. Thought I would try to get the app back on by attaching the phone to laptop and using the page in iTunes but I can't find the app page anymore, it seems it has been moved. Please help as this is so frustrating - fear I may have to go back to factory settings and start again? Thanks.
Iphone SE (2016)
Thanks for posting in the Community about this!
It's good that you've already tried a variety of troubleshooting steps. We'd encourage you to try a clean reinstall.
It's often more effective than just reinstalling and it's definitely worth giving a try.
Let us know if that makes a difference!
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