Fix Spotify Not Updating [Read to Know 2022]

Written By Steven Arends

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you could not update your Spotify that you have used a moment ago.

As Spotify is my primary audio streaming and media services provider, I can relate to your situation. I often faced this inconvenience and spent hours trying to find the reasons behind it.

Finally, I was able to figure out the possible issues and their solutions.

So, why is Spotify not updating?

Spotify will not update if there is not enough space on your device. If your internet connection is very poor, you will face problems while updating. Due to log in issues, it will not update. If you don’t update your device, you can face trouble while updating.

Don’t worry; just ignore this technical gibberish and follow my instructions throughout this article to find and solve your Spotify not updating.fix-spotify-not-updating

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How to Fix Spotify Not Updating

As I explained why Spotify not updating, I think now you can understand that this issue can emerge from hardware, device and software perspectives.

All you have to do is, you have to look for the reasons that creating this problem. Once you find the problem, just apply the solutions I’ve listed below to solve your problem.

Make sure to check for all the reasons because multiple reasons can be responsible for this

Here are the steps to fix spotify not updating: 

1. Ensuring proper storage for the Spotify updated file

Spotify is the most flexible, excellent streaming music device. One of the most common mistakes that people commit is that they forget to create the required space for the new updated file.

If there is not enough storage, any application will not upgrade. So Spotify is not indifferent to this situation. You have to ensure proper storage for the new upgraded Spotify application. Unless maintaining it, no update will take place.

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2. Using a VPN

Sometimes, when you try to upgrade any application, your IP address can not trace the digital signal due to internet trafficking issues. For this reason, you can download a verified personal network or virtual private network which is known as the VPN. VPN is very helpful and it acts as the bridge between the command and users.

3. Proper Internet Connection

You must ensure proper internet connection, proper download and update speed. If your internet connection is very slow, you will lose connection in the middle of the process and it will be irritating.

For this, you have to increase the connection speed, download and upload speed.

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4. Restarting Spotify

If your Spotify doesn’t take an update when you are commanding it to take an update, you simply can restart this app and your device. For this, you have to close the Spotify app. Then you have to restart your device and go to the Spotify application again and check the result.

5. Log out and Log in back again

The problem may seem bigger and more hectic than the solution if you don’t get any clue to solve it. Sometimes, you can get rid of Spotify not updating by logging out from the existing  Spotify account and logging in back again.

Here are the steps to log in:

  • At first, you have to open Spotify and go to the Settings option.
  • Then you have to scroll down to the bottom.
  • You have to look for the Log Out option and tap here to log out.

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Here are the steps to log out from spotify: 

  • Open your Spotify app. You will see two options at the upper side saying Continue with Facebook and Continue with Apple. You have to choose according to the operating system you are using.
  • Below this option, you will see enter Email or username. Fill this option.
  • Then you have to give the password.
  • After doing all these, you will see the login option and tap here to log in back again.

By following this step, you can log in back again to your account and see the result.

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6. Reinstall Spotify

If your Spotify doesn’t upgrade by following the above instructions, all you can do is you can uninstall this app and reinstall this app. You may get rid of this problem by reinstalling Spotify again.

For this, you have to uninstall Spotify from your mobile or desktop. Then restart your device and give it some time. Then go to the play store or Microsoft store and download Spotify for your expected device. You can log in to your account by following the above instruction.

7. Deleting the Spotify App Cache

Your Spotify cache files can cause problems in updating the app. It’s better to clear out the cache files as they are unnecessary files. You can delete the Spotify cache by following the next steps.

At first, you have to go to the Settings option. From the setting, you have to go to Apps. Then scroll down to find Spotify. Tap on Spotify and you will find the storage option. Here you will find the clear cache option and tap this option to clear Spotify cache.

You can fix your Spotify which is not updating by following the above instructions.

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How Do You Force Spotify to Update

If you face any problems while updating Spotify and you can not overcome this situation, you can forcefully update Spotify. You have to follow the next instruction for doing this.

In the first step, you have to open your Google Play store.

After opening it, you have to find the search bar and type Spotify in the search bar.

When Spotify appears on the screen, you will see the UPDATE option and tap here. Then your Spotify becomes the latest version. 

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Why is Spotify not Updating your Recently Played Artists?

You can frequently face the problem that your Spotify doesn’t update your recently played artists. This situation is irritating, isn’t it?

When you face this problem, don’t panic and follow my instructions.

You have to log out from your existing account. Then you have to restart your device. After restarting, you have to log in back to your device. By following this instruction, you can solve your problem.

Why is Your Spotify on Repeat not Updating?

If you want to get rid of the on repeat and repeat rewind problem, then your device’s ALU unit have to collect the required data on songs that you listen to on Spotify very frequently.

For updating this problem, you have to listen to more songs and also new songs. You can search for the new songs via the Search tab.


In this article, I’ve saved your time by listing the ways to fix your Spotify which is not updating. I have also shown you the reasons behind it.

Read the whole post before applying the solutions.

Read carefully to understand and if you have any questions about this problem, you can ask in the comment section. Our experts will try to solve your problem as soon as possible.

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