Spotify Keeps Crashing On Pixel 4a After Android 11

In this troubleshooting guide, we will show you what to do if Spotify keeps crashing on Pixel 4a after the Android 11 update. We will try to look into all factors and rule out all possibilities until we can determine the cause and probably be able to fix the problem. Read on to learn more. 

Third-party apps tend to crash every now and then, and it seems like some Pixel 4a owners are bugged by it. The app in question is Spotify, which started to close on its own after the Android 11 update. It’s probably just a minor issue but if you’re one of the users with this problem, here’s what you should do:

First solution: Close Spotify and open again

It’s probably just an issue with Spotify, especially if such a problem occurred without apparent reason or cause. There are times when apps close by themselves when there are a lot of apps running in the background. So the first thing you need to do is close Spotify and then open it again. 

  1. To do so, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle to view apps you recently used. 
  2. Swipe up on Spotify to close it. If you want, you may also close other apps. 

After that, launch Spotify and see if the problem is fixed. 

Second solution: Force Restart your Pixel

If the first solution fails to fix the problem, the next thing you need to do is refresh your phone’s memory and reload all core services. There is always a possibility that the app crashes is caused by some glitches in the system that affected the app. So try doing this: 

  1. Press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds. This will trigger your phone to shut down and power back up. 
  2. Once the Google logo shows, release the Power key and wait until the device finishes the reboot. 

After the reboot, launch Spotify and see if the problem is fixed. 

Third solution: Clear the cache and data of the app

At this point, if the app still crashes, then it’s time that you reset it. An app reset means to clear or delete the apps cache and data files. It goes without saying that all your downloaded tracks and playlists will be deleted from your phone. But don’t worry,  you can download them again once the problem is fixed. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Pull the app drawer up and look for Spotify. 
  2. Tap and hold on its icon, and then tap App Info. 
  3. Tap Storage and cache. 
  4. Tap Clear cache. 
  5. Tap Clear storage and confirm it. 

After resetting the app, launch it and see if it still crashes. 

Fourth solution: Uninstall and reinstall Spotify

If the first three solutions failed, then you have no other choice but to remove the app from your phone. This will make sure all possibly corrupted installation files are deleted. After that, download and install a fresh copy to make sure you’re using the latest version. Here’s how: 

  1. Pull the app drawer up and look for Spotify. 
  2. Tap and hold on its icon, and then tap App Info. 
  3. Tap Uninstall and touch OK to confirm. 
  4. Once the app is successfully uninstalled, launch the Play Store.
  5. Search for Spotify, and then tap Install. Now wait until the installation is finished. 

The problem should be fixed by now and you may now listen to your favorite tracks.

And that’s what you need to do if Spotify keeps crashing on Pixel 4a after the Android 11 update. We hope that this simple troubleshooting guide has been helpful.

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