Spotify Not Working on Apple Watch? Here’s What to Do

by | May 4, 2023

Are you experiencing issues with Spotify not working on Apple Watch? It can be frustrating when you want to enjoy your favorite tunes but encounter technical difficulties.

In this article, I’ll walk you through several troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the problem and get Spotify back up and running on your Apple Watch.

Reasons For Spotify Not Working on Apple Watch

There can be several reasons for Spotify not working on your Apple Watch. Here are some common causes:

  • Weak or unstable internet connection: Streaming music on your Apple Watch requires a stable internet connection. If your Wi-Fi or cellular data connection is weak or unstable, Spotify might not work properly.
  • Outdated software: Compatibility issues can arise if your Apple Watch, iPhone, or Spotify app is not up-to-date.
  • Temporary glitches: Sometimes, temporary bugs or glitches can cause issues with the Spotify app on your Apple Watch.

How to Fix Spotify Not Working on Apple Watch

If Spotify is not working on your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

1. Check Your Internet Connection

Ensure that your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data. You can check this by opening the Settings app on your watch and selecting Wi-Fi or Cellular.

2. Turn Bluetooth Off Then Back On

If your iPhone’s bluetooth is enabled, then disable it, and then re-enable it. If your bluetooth isn’t on, then turn it on. Then, make sure your Apple Watch is bluetooth paired to your iPhone.

3. Restart Your Watch and iPhone

Restart your iPhone. You can do this by: holding down the power button and volume up until the screen appears. Then, slide power off. Wait a few seconds, then hold the power button until the phone turns back on.

4. Update your Apple WatchOS and iPhone iOS

Make sure you’re running the latest version of watchOS. To update your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your paired iPhone, go to General > Software Update, and install any available updates.

5. Make Sure Spotify is Updated

Ensure that you have the latest version of the Spotify app installed on both your iPhone and Apple Watch. Check for updates in the App Store on your iPhone.

6. Uninstall and Reinstall Spotify on Apple Watch

On your iPhone, tap and hold the Spotify app icon, then select “Remove App” and confirm. Once the app is uninstalled, reinstall Spotify.

7. Contact Apple Support

If the previous steps didn’t work, it’s time to contact Apple Support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Spotify not working on my Apple Watch?

There could be several reasons, such as internet connectivity issues, outdated software, or app-specific problems. Follow the troubleshooting steps provided in the blog post to resolve the issue.

How do I install the Spotify app on my Apple Watch?

Install the Spotify app on your iPhone, and it will automatically appear on your Apple Watch if it’s compatible.

Can I control Spotify playback on my Apple Watch?

Yes, you can play, pause, skip tracks, and adjust the volume using the Spotify app on your Apple Watch.

How do I update the Spotify app on my Apple Watch?

Update the Spotify app on your iPhone, and the Apple Watch app will update automatically.

How many songs can I download on my Apple Watch?

Apple limits the amount of storage that can be allocated to music. This limit is set around 24% of your total space. If you Apple Watch has 32gb memory, then roughly 8gb are available for music.

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Ken Lynch

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Ken is a Data Analyst in the Healthcare industry and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.

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