Why is this marked as solved? It hasn’t been and the “solutions” aren’t solutions.
”It is expected that the screen should dim and your device will lock when charging. Keep in mind that you can always wake your device by tapping the screen.”
Except that’s not how it’s worked. I’ve been a Spotify user for 4 years and it always stayed awake if I had it charging. I have my phone set to auto lock after 1 minute and I am not going to be tapping my screen every single minute when I’m driving. Are you really recommending a solution that’s dangerous?
This is really a safety issue. For those of us using Spotify in the car, it's not safe (and in many states, illegal) to grab the phone to unlock it to skip tracks or pause playback. I've voted on the "idea" which seems silly... this is not a feature enhancement, it's a request to bring back functionality that was removed.
Also, please unmark this thread as solved. It is not solved until the OP's issue has been resolved.
Just throwing my hat into this ring as well, I agree with everyone else. This is a safety issue, the last thing we need on the road is more attention driven away from the road because our devices aren’t functioning as they were. If it isn’t fixed I’ll look elsewhere for streaming music.
Why would you make a change like this??? This is ridiculous. You implement a car mode then change to lock the screen... absolutely horrible change.
Based on the fact you told everyone to reinstall makes me think this is what happened.
Unintended bug from an update. People complain You try to find the bug People getting angry you can’t fix it You decide since you can’t fix it you have wasted enough time on it so tell everyone it’s working as intended so people stop pushing for a fix Now you have unintended **bleep** off customers having to unlock their phones every time they want to see what’s playing and/or change songs or playlists, etc.
Just fix it before people leave. Apple Music works well these days. I prefer Spotify. Consider this. While it may be a small number of us complaining, it’s a game changer for some who will cancel, each person cancelling will tell 10 people minimum about issues and complain, they will tell 5 and they will tell 3-5 pretty standard for unhappy customers multiplied by a few thousand people upset you have potentially thousands of lost revenues per month.
You guys change a key piece of Spotify's functionality and thus create an enormous safety issue as drivers now have to unlock their phones each time, thus being an enormous distraction while driving. You make abbsolutely ZERO freaking mention of this change in the update notes to clue users in, so users are then sitting here trying to figure out if this is a bug or a "feature" change. Then Spotify tells us all to reload the **bleep** App when they already know full well that it's a program change. Then you redirect us all to another posting to vote on whethere they should change things back.
Spotify, your customer service straight sucks! And trying to get answers and issues resolved with this ridiculous forum format instead of having actual bodies that we can speak to when we have problems is annoying AF. Apple music is looking better and better.
I found this forum a week or two previously, saw the mod asking for iOS, phone, and spotify info, and I posted my info. My email account gets blown up with every single person posting on this thread, and now I am notified that there is a solution. Basically this mod says "I hope you realize your phone is supposed to lock :)" NO THE PHONE WASN'T DOING THIS BEFORE. There wouldn't be seven pages of people looking for an answer. I had rated the app five stars, I just changed it to 1 star and I am looking into Apple Music. I hope more continue the rating as I am following another user's advice. They will only listen when their ratings drop in the App Store. Even if they fix this problem, the next time something happens I don't want to be blown off with a pat on the head and a smile like I grew up with a pager. I know how to use a phone, I'm not the **bleep** who **bleep** up a perfectly good app and has to cover it up.