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userZlqLglRntr
Constellation

Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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Hi guys, I play music through Spotify, then lock my phone to keep it playing then if I want to change the song I usually just double tap the screen then change the song from the lock screen but I've found that on the s10+ so far that the controls respond to my touch but they don't do anything. Furthermore, if I lock my screen, after 10-20 seconds, my music stops playing altogether and I need to unlock my phone, go into Spotify and press play again for it to resume. Other people have complained about these faults too, just wanting to know if there is a fix coming or not Regards
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Heinzable
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Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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I've had the same issue. Here's what worked for me:

- Open Settings
- Search for "Optimise battery usage"

- Click on "Apps not optimised" and select "All"
- Search for Spotify and disable battery optimization 

- Done!

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

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userJWM135wAvx
Asteroid

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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Same thing happened to me I can't use my spotify widget keys while im on my lockscreen. Can't pause or play the next song
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userJWM135wAvx
Asteroid

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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Are there anyways to fix this??
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usergxbzrvaxlv
Constellation

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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So I've had the same issue so I got in contact with spotify and they basically made me get a new account (they transferred everything over so i didnt have to) and you can use the same email, but now everything works normal again! Just get on there chat line to get help!

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Heinzable
Astronaut

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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I've had the same issue. Here's what worked for me:

- Open Settings
- Search for "Optimise battery usage"

- Click on "Apps not optimised" and select "All"
- Search for Spotify and disable battery optimization 

- Done!

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

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userAYCMQ7t0Tx
Constellation

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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This issue only started on my S9 once I installed Android Pie update. My Spotify controls on both the lock screen and my watch running Google Wear stopped working. You csn tell the tap works but nothing happens. Skipping to the next dong did not happen. The above suggestion  did not help. My battery optimization was set off for all apps. I logged out and logged back in but still same issue. But... I SOLVED IT. At least for me. The lock screen settings only refers to Music generically. I uninstalled Google Play and Spotify vontrols on lock screen now works. Conflict between Google Play snd Spotify??

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Samsung_B1TbjjF
Constellation

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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I have same issue and battery optimization is off. I uninstalled spotify and worked but day after does it again. When reading your comment I dont understand what you mean by uninstalled controls on lock screen....could you elaborate on that? Thanks this issue is driving crazy and I am just about to do a factory reset but I am hoping to avoid it lol

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userovxZ7MikJ1
Asteroid

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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This seems to have worked for me, thank you! Smiley Happy 


@Heinzable wrote:

I've had the same issue. Here's what worked for me:

- Open Settings
- Search for "Optimise battery usage"

- Click on "Apps not optimised" and select "All"
- Search for Spotify and disable battery optimization 

- Done!

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy


 

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userPVJbCXWz7e
Astronaut

Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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Thanks that worked out for me. Seems that the Android Pie power management isn't that great...

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user8LAFnrkmUO
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Re: Lock screen media controls don't work (Spotify)

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This worked! Thank you!!! 

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