Can’t open links in Spotify on iPhone? Try these fixes!

Your iPhone may not open Spotify links due to software-related issues, such as glitches or incompatibility with the device or Spotify app. Other than this, the app might be facing some bugs due to which you are unable to open links in it.

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Fix Spotify can’t open links

Also, you might be using any service or feature which is becoming a hurdle in opening the Spotify links; thus, you need to stop using it too. Moreover, you may have restrictions enabled on your iPhone. So, you need to check the settings and remove any restrictions.

In this article, we have mentioned 4 methods to fix the issue of iPhone not opening Spotify links; you can check them all out and follow the one you have not tried until now.

1. Force Restart Your iPhone

The first method that you can follow to fix your iPhone not opening Spotify links issue is to force restart your iPhone. A force restart will ensure that all the apps work perfectly fine and all the glitches are fixed. Additionally, it can solve the issue of an unresponsive iPhone.

The Spotify links might not be opening due to some software glitches, which can disturb the normal functioning of your iPhone. This problem can be solved by a force restart. Also, various temporary files accumulate over time, and this method will also help in clearing them, which will eventually improve the performance of the device.

Doing a force restart will not affect the user data; therefore, you will not lose any of your important information. Follow the below-mentioned steps to force restart your device:

  1. Start by pressing the volume up button; then, release it immediately.
  2. Next, press the volume down button and release it immediately.
  3. Then, press the side button and hold it until the Apple logo shows on the screen.
  4. Lastly, release the side button.
    Restarting the phone
    First press the volume up button then, release it. Next, press the volume down button and release it. Then, press the side button and hold it for a while

2. Reinstall the Spotify App

If you have tried force restarting your iPhone but still it doesn’t open Spotify links, there might be some bugs in the app. There are several reasons why apps face bugs; for instance, they might have compatibility issues with the device.

Moreover, it may have software-related issues, due to which it is unable to open links. Apart from this, it may have some data or files that are corrupt, which results in glitches. This problem can be solved by simply reinstalling the app, as it will fix all the technical issues.

In addition, it will clear all the cache and data, which eventually improves the performance of the app, and will also update the app to its latest version. Here’s how you can reinstall the Spotify app:

  1. Start by uninstalling the app by going to Settings. Then, tap on General.
    Tapping on the General option
    Tap on General
  2. Here, select iPhone Storage.
    Selecting the iPhone Storage option
    Select iPhone Storage
  3. After this, scroll down and open the Spotify app.
    Opening the Spotify app
    Open the Spotify app
  4. Next, tap on the Delete App option.
    Tapping on the Delete App
    Tap on Delete App
  5. Lastly, choose Delete App to confirm.
    Hit the Delete button
    Hit the Delete App button

After you have uninstalled the app, you need to restart your device. To restart your iPhone SE ( 2nd or 3rd Generation), 6, 7, or 8, do this:

  1. Firstly, press the side button and keep holding it until the power-off slider appears on your iPhone.
    Pressing the Side keys
    Press the side button and keep holding it until the power-off slider appears
  2. Then, drag the slider to turn it off and wait for around 30 seconds.
  3. Lastly, turn on your device by pressing the side button and holding it till the Apple logo shows on your screen.

To restart your iPhone X or later version, do this:

  1. Firstly, press the volume up or down button and the side button until the power-off slider appears on the screen.
    Pressing the side keys
    Press the volume up or down button and the side button simultaneously.
  2. After this, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone and wait for around 30 seconds.
  3. Press the side button until the Apple logo appears on your screen to turn it on.

Lastly, install the Spotify app back. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to the App Store and search for Spotify App.
  2. Then, tap on Get to install it.
    Install the Spotify app
    Tap on Get

3. Update iOS

If your Spotify app is not opening links, update your system software to the latest version. An outdated software may get glitchy and cause errors like the one you are facing right now. Therefore, if a new version is available, you need to update it immediately.

Other than this, there might be compatibility issues between the app and the device software, due to which it fails to function properly. Updating your iPhone to the latest version will ensure that it is compatible with the latest versions of apps while addressing all other problems, which will improve its performance.

When the new iOS is released, Apple makes sure that all the previous bugs are fixed. Below is the step-by-step guide to updating your iPhone to the latest version:

  1. Before updating your device, it is recommended to create a backup to ensure that all the user data is safe.
  2. Then, connect your iPhone to the charger and then to the Wifi.
  3. Go to Settings and tap on General.
  4. Then, tap on Software Update.
    Software Update
    Select Software Update
  5. After this, tap on the latest software update.
  6. Then, tap on Install Now.
    Install Now
    Tap on Install Now
  7. Enter the password that you use to unlock your iPhone.

At this point, your device will show an option to download the software first and then install it. When any such notification appears on your screen, tap on Download. After the file is downloaded, tap on Install Now.

4. Change Your VPN Location (if applicable)

If you have tried all the above methods but the issue persists, try changing your VPN location. This trick has proved to be effective for many iPhone users who were unable to open links in Spotify. If you use a VPN service but have connected to a server of your own country, the app considers it suspicious and doesn’t allow you to open links.

Moreover, each region has some content restrictions. It is possible that the country you have selected on VPN doesn’t support the content you are trying to open through links. Therefore, it is advised to turn off your VPN and then open the links. If this also doesn’t work, change the country and try if any specific location helps open the links. Preferably, select a US location for better results.

In this post, we have mentioned 4 methods that you can use to solve the issue of the iPhone not opening Spotify links. However, if you have tried all the methods but none of them worked, contact Spotify app support or Apple Support for further assistance.


Maryam Gilani

Maryam is a tech enthusiast with a passion for all things digital. She has a deep understanding of the latest technological trends and advancements. With her strong problem-solving abilities and exceptional attention to detail, she can quickly identify and fix any IT-related problem that comes their way. But what sets Maryam apart is her proficiency in mobile troubleshooting. Be it a problematic app, slow device, or frustrating software update, Maryam is skilled in tackling any mobile issue with ease.
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