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Spotify search does not work - what to do?

Spotify search does not work – what to do?

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The search function on Spotify can be very useful to find the music you like or see what an artist has published. That’s why the search is especially annoying when you don’t spit out any songs or podcasts. But don’t worry – in most cases the search function is easy to adjust.

Problems with Spotify

Sometimes Spotify can disable itself. You can enter terms in the search bar, but you will not be shown any suggestions or results. In such a case, you have to wait and see. For example, this happened in July 2020. At that time, the search did not work for several days because of an internal system error. You can access Change the web version because this error often occurs there.

Reinstalling the Spotify app helps

In most cases the search function on Spotify will not work because there is an error in the software files. In that case, you need to uninstall the app and then download and reinstall it. As such, unfortunately you will have to re-download all the music for offline use because it is only stored within Spotify. Of course, this solution works not only for Spotify on PC but also for Spotify application on smartphone. A new installation is also possible here, allowing you to re-download the songs you want to listen to offline on your mobile phone. Here we show you how to uninstall programs on your computer. Re-download the Spotify app on your device. You can download Spotify again on your smartphone via the Google Play Store or App Store.

Repeat “Show local files”

If you still have problems with the search after the new installation, you can enable “Show local files” again. However, this is only possible on the system. It’s not entirely clear why this fixes the problem exactly – but it works! Follow us See step-by-step instructions or quick start guide.

Quick start guide

  1. Open Spotify and click Three points Top left.
  2. Then “To edit“And”Settings“Out.
  3. Roll up “Local files“Showing. Click the slider to enable the display of local files. Click again to turn it off. If it does not help turn it on and off, then restart Spotify.” Run again.

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