Spotify Stops When You Open Facebook App on iPhone? Here’s the Fix
Does your Spotify on iPhone stop playing music when you scroll on the Facebook app? The fix is easier than you think it is.
My partner recently switched from Android to iPhone. And, for a music lover like her, the transition to iPhone can be tricky because iPhone notoriously does not allow users to play stored music. The solution was to subscribe to an audio streaming service or to be more specific, Spotify.
We subscribed to a two-person Spotify package and have been more than happy ever since, especially its vast collection of songs, even regional ones. But as they say, happiness doesn’t last forever; nature conspired to invent a new problem: whenever she opens the Facebook app, Spotify stops working—or it simply exits.
Clearly, I assumed, the problem was with the Facebook app. After all, Spotify would stop working only when the Facebook app is opened. So, I tried some obvious fixes, to no success:
First, I closed all running apps including Facebook. It didn’t work.
I restarted the phone. It didn’t work, either.
I turned off Facebook’s Video Autoplays completely. No luck.
I also disabled Facebook’s ‘Videos Start With Sound’ option. Still no luck.
But then I did something that finally worked: I removed Facebook’s access to iPhone’s camera. For those who don’t know, here’s how you can do it, too:
In our case, I kept Facebook’s Video Autoplays or the ‘Videos Start With Sound’ options turned off before I removed its access to the iPhone’s camera. So just to be on the safe side, you should do that, too.
Once I verified that Spotify continues to play music even when I scroll on the Facebook app, I tried reversing the options (such as enabling camera access again), and there was no problem at all.
So I don’t think you will have to keep Facebook’s access to Camera turned off forever to listen to Spotify music. I think it’s just an iPhone glitch, which will soon be fixed in future updates.