Spotify can’t connect on iPad 1st

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Spotify can’t connect on iPad 1st

elvioms
Regular

Hi! A few days ago the Spotify app stopped working on my iPad 1st. It keeps trying to connect ... I'm using the latest version compatible with iOS 5.1.1.

 

Help?

thanks!

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squonker
Casual Listener

I may have a partial workaround that at least salvages some capability to continue to use my old ipad for Spotify. Setting the wifi connection to use an HTTP proxy restored my ability to see playlists and stream music on my iPad with IOS 5.1.1 running Spotify 0.7.2.26.  Search function does not work - it looks like that piece of the Spotify client is unable to establish a connection. 

In this example a proxy from NordVPN worked. To use NordVPN proxy requires a subscription. There are others - over to you to decide which one you prefer and trust. 

 

If you have a suitable HTTP proxy that you can use go to:

Settings -> Wi-Fi -> and select the active connection. 

Set HTTP Proxy to manual and configure the settings for a suitable HTTP proxy. 

 

Ipad wifi connection proxy settingIpad wifi connection proxy setting

ingambe
Newbie

The proxy solution works

Why Spotify ?! Why ?

I have an iPod touch 3g with 32gb docked to a sound base, why do you want me to through it out when it's working ?

It's seems to be an user agent based restriction

I'm really disapointed !

Guido77
Newbie

 For me it also worked to just copy over my IP connection settings from "DHCP" settings to the "Static" tab in WiFi settings. So there is no need for a proxy server!

 

The problem seems to be, that creating new connections fails within the spotify app, which is most likely more easy with static IP settings. As long as the app has stable connections, everything is fine. My assumption is that this is also the reason, why unfortunately the search functionality does not work. Most probably the app tries to build a new connection for it?

nickluker
Newbie

Has there been any progress on this?

It does not work on my Ipad1 and I have tried all the solutions

It used to work fine until just a while ago

DarthVoda
Newbie

I started getting this issue too. Powering off and on again fixed it - that is the full restart (holding down power and home button together until screen goes black).

 

Therefore no issue for me anymore but still just wanted to comment on the points about IPAD1 no longer being supported. It is fair enough that new features are no longer added but it would not be acceptable for core services to stop unless there was some kind of security vulnerability that was impossible to address. This stands from an environmental point of view (please don't keep recommending buying new devices however cheap and encouraging a throw-away society) but may also have legal / financial repercussions shortly with European Law moving towards outlawing designed obsolescence and deliberate restriction of device lifespan.

 

xenek
Visitor

perfect response - this is the core issue IMO with tech today

 

hardware requires billion dollar factories and trillion dollar economies to be produced

 

when you throw away perfectly working hardware you're not discarding the visible dollar cost of the hardware - you're devaluing all the natural resources required to get humans on earth to the point that the hardware could be manufactured at all

 

while functionality can be retained, it should be - and the europeans will benefit tremendously if they get right to repair laws together, so power to them

 

there's only a few times you discard something that works, what comes to mind immediately are

 

-very high energy consumption (not applicable to ipad 1)

-excessive pollution (not applicable to ipad 1)

-has a much-higher-than-replacement value in the form of recyclable materals (likely not applicable to ipad 1) 

-is toxic to humans (not applicable to ipad 1)

-software security issues (directly applicable - however - as a music player, is of near-zero concern and can be mitigated through consumer education)

 

I'd suggest the web profile have a checkbox 'Account will be used on unsupported hardware' and when this box is checked a popup appears saying 'DO NOT USE SHARED PASSWORDS AS THIS ACCOUNT WILL BECOME INSECURE'. This allows a person to make a judgement - "Is the security of my spotify account of more importance than trying to reduce waste/unnecessary recycling?"

 

There is one additional big reason to drop support for old hardware - when the labour to keep the software stack working creates more pollution and wasted resources than would be saved by having a team do the 'bare minimum' to try retain a measure of functionality for old hardware that otherwise would be discarded.

 

 

 

OROBERTINHO_BR
Newbie

Hi community! I Have a great solution foe Ipad 1. Is not the best way of listen on Ipad 1 again, but is ok.

 

Step 1:

Close Spotify Web on Ipad 1.

 

Step 2:

Open your Google chrome, ou Safari.

 

Step 3:

Search in Google ou just type. Example: Beattles Spotify. 

The result is: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3WrFJ7ztbogyGnTHbHJFl2

 

Just click on this link and open on Spotify app!!!

Done!!!

 

All Playslists online and offline work again. 

 

PS: For other songs, albuns and playlists, repeat the same steps again!!! Ever. And don´t try search new songs on app! The new searchs only in your Chrome or Safari.

 

I hope you and all community enjoy my tip! 

ps 2: Sorry for my english. I´m From Brasil 

Glorfindelor
Newbie

It doesn't work for me, at least not anymore. Any of the previous solutions won't work. It looks like they blocked any way to connect to Spotify every time we found a solution.

Rebooting and reinstalling the app made it work for like 10 minutes, than it crashed and now it doesn't work anymore, as if they "blacklisted" it or something...

Victorialand
Casual Listener
IT WORKS!!! Thanks a lot

wheelermark
Casual Listener

Brilliant work around. Thanks  Obrigadisimo.

Rick1979
Newbie

Well I am fuming. I have an ipad 1 and a libratone loop non bt version and it seems both of these devices have now been dropped. The loop had connect built in so i could use my android phone etc and now to compound matters i can't even airplay from the ipad 1. My chromecast and fire tv work fine. 

 

Like others have said, the ipad 1 was a perfectly adequate music, netflix device with an amazing life battery to boot. After being a loyal customer for 10 years or so spotify can kiss my membership goodbye. 

wheelermark
Casual Listener

Same problem. Hugely disappointed with Spotify. My ipad docks into a what was the top of the range Bang Olufsen sound system. Can´t get android to connect to a bluetooth plug either. Basically my music listening experience (try living without music Spotify!) has been destroyed. This problem should be addressed. The response has been disgraceful.

Chemosavi
Regular
That's fabulous. Worth a major try. Thank you!
Not to beat a dead horse or anything but the more I think about this the
angrier I get.
There are many millions of people on the planet who cannot afford any
kind of ios 10 device but might be able to obtain a used ios 5.
And I'll bet an iPad 1 they aren't worried about internet security.
Spotify is more or less reaffirming the upper classes shall remain that
way and the rest can eat sheet.
And not get to enjoy good music.
Just gives me goosebumps.

ParentalControl
Composer

@Chemosavi wrote:
That's fabulous. Worth a major try. Thank you!
Not to beat a dead horse or anything but the more I think about this the
angrier I get.
There are many millions of people on the planet who cannot afford any
kind of ios 10 device but might be able to obtain a used ios 5.
And I'll bet an iPad 1 they aren't worried about internet security.
Spotify is more or less reaffirming the upper classes shall remain that
way and the rest can eat sheet.
And not get to enjoy good music.
Just gives me goosebumps.

To be honest you can save a ton of money and just go with a cheap android device and it will be way more up to date then any old apple device. Most stores sell them for as little as $25 dollars.

Milabart77
Casual Listener

Seriously, !!!!SPOTIFY!!!! So many of us have this issue!!!! Do you not **bleep**? I guess not... so disappointing!

Milabart77
Casual Listener

Hahaha... yes *BLEEP* that’s NOT what I wrote...

ParentalControl
Composer

Model OS
iPhone

iPhone 5 or above iOS 10 or above. 250 MB free space
iPad

iPad 2 or above iOS 10 or above. 250 MB free space
iPod

5th generation iPod Touch or above iOS 9.3.5 or above. 250 MB free space https://support.spotify.com/us/using_spotify/system_settings/spotify-system-requirements/

 

If you don't have any of the above requirements Spotify will not work properly if at all. Sorry have a great day. Plus anything older then those devices are highly insecure I reccomend updateing your hardware.

 

JMol
Regular

You just confirmed my assumption that Spotify & Apple want us to buy more iPads,,,

ParentalControl
Composer

No they just support only the 64 bit processor Apple devices now because 32 bit can be easily hacked these days.


@JMol wrote:

You just confirmed my assumption that Spotify & Apple want us to buy more iPads,,,


 

ParentalControl
Composer

They only support these iphones

 

That includes:

iPhone

 
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

 

iPad

 
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod

 

 
  • iPod touch 6th generation
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