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Stuttering on FIRST scroll in playlist with 120hz iPhone

Stuttering on FIRST scroll in playlist with 120hz iPhone

Listen, if I'm the only one that can see this then I will shut up, but it has been an issue ever since the iPhones got 120hz screens. In fact, if I limit my phone 60hz the issue goes away! But here is the issue I'm seeing:

Lets say I go to the 'Country Mix' (although it doesnt matter what playlist, if there is a playlist cover, the issue happens), the playlist appears on my screen, then when I make the first scroll down, it very obviously stutters. Like it is dropping frames or something. I'm not sure if it the animation that occurs when you are scrolling down and it hides the playlist cover at the top, a hardware issue, etc. However, after I perform the initial scroll....The stuttering is not there. I can go all the way back to the top and start the scrolling over and it scrolls flawlessly. It's the just initial scrolling that hides the playlist cover at the top that seems to be the issue. IMO.

I don't think it is the screen itself because the screen changed from the iPhone 13 pro to the iPhone 14 pro and the issue is still at hand. But then at the same time the issue is NOT present on the Pixel 6 Pro with 120hz. I honestly think it is just a Spotify iOS optimization issue.

So why is it ONLY on the iPhone with 120hz and why does the issue go away when I limit my phone to 60hz? It's frustrating because it's all I see now when I use Spotify. Which is daily and a lot lol

Any ideas?

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I have this problem too on my 13 Pro, everytime i start scrolling it stutters pretty bad for a second, then it goes back to normal. Setting the phone to 60hz fixes it completely.  I can't tell if this is Spotify's fault or just bad variable refresh rate implantation

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