Spotify code not working? How to use & Tips to Fix

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Spotify introduced Codes way back in 2017 to share music with friends and family so that they could also listen to the fantastic music you are listening to.

These codes generate a unique code for a track, album, or playlist you want to share. The user to whom the code is shared will scan that code in the Spotify app and instantly be taken to the music so they can listen to the same thing.

If you are facing problems in generating code and using them then you are at the right place. In this article, I am going to show how you can generate code by using the web or your mobile and how can you use them. Also if you are not able to scan the code from your device then do not worry I have also got some workaround for you to do so that you can scan the code easily.

What is a Spotify Code?

It looks like some straight line of different lengths in a rectangular box along with the Spotify logo on the left side. It is a Spotify-generated code in the form of an image.

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Scan this code and see what appears!

It’s much like a QR code that you may already be familiar with. This code is scanned by the Spotify app on the iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. When a user scans this code with their phone, Spotify takes them to the item for which the code was generated.

Users can make these codes for their Spotify songs, albums, artists, playlists, podcasts, and profiles too. This function is available to both free and premium users.

Artists, record labels, and brands can print codes into promotional advertising boards and posters which can be scanned by us to listen to their music.

How to generate Spotify Codes?

In this section, I am going to show you how you can generate these codes on the web as well as on your mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

1. Creating a code on a Computer or the Web.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your Windows or Mac. You can also open the web version of Spotify from here.

Step 2: Open the song or the playlist you want to share.

Step 3: Click on the three dots on the right side of the like (heart symbol). From the pop-up menu click on Share and then on Copy Album Link.

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Step 4: Now Open the Spotify code generator website in your internet browser from here. Then paste the code in the given space and then click on GET SPOTIFY CODE.

spotify code generator page

Step 4: After clicking on GET SPOTIFY CODE you will see a customization panel for the code where you can choose the Background color, Bar Color, Size, & Format of the code. Choose these customizations as per your liking.

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Step 5: Your Spotify code is generated. Now click on DOWNLOAD and your code will be downloaded as seen below:

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Step 6: This code is in image format so you can share this code with your friends and family.

2. Creating a code using the mobile app.

If you are using the Spotify app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone then you can generate the code for the song or for the playlist as follows:

Code for a particular song

Step 1: Open the song that you want to generate code for.

Step 2: Click on the three dots in the top right corner.

for a particular song click on 3 dots

Step 3: Your code is generated. Save this code by taking the screenshot to share with your friends and family or they can just scan it from their devices.

for a particular song

Code for a playlist

If you want to share your complete playlist then you can do the following:

Step 1: Open the playlist that you want to share.

Step 2: Tap the three dots alongside the like button (heart symbol).

for a particular playlist three dots

Step 3: A code for your playlist is generated. You can share this by taking a screenshot or they can just scan it using the Spotify app.

For a particular playlist code

This is how you can generate code using the web platform (or using Spotify on your PC) and on your mobile devices.

Now let’s see how we can use this code or scan this code by using our mobile devices.

How to scan the Spotify code?

After getting the code it’s time to see how we can use it:

Note: Scanning code is not available on the Web version of Spotify and in the Spotify app for PC

Step 1: Open the Spotify app and tap on the Search icon.

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Step 2: Tap on the search bar.

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Step 3: Tap on the camera icon in the search bar.

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Step 4: Click on Scan.

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Step 5: It will ask for recording permission. Click on yes, then scan the code using your phone’s camera.

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Step 6: You can also tap on select from photos to scan the code from the image which you have received from your acquaintance.

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After scanning the code the song or playlist will open on your device and you can enjoy it then.

Fix: Spotify code is not working

Some people have complained that their device is not able to scan the code. In this section, we are providing you with some fixes that help you solve this problem:

Fix 1: Close and Restart the App again

This is the very first workaround that anybody would do when they face certain issues with that particular app and the Spotify app is no different. Since it is an app it also behaves in the same manner. Sometimes that app can experience some occasional glitches that can lead to unresponsiveness to some of its features. These minor issues can be tackled by simply just restarting that app.

So, close the Spotify app on your phone and clear it from the recent apps list as well. Once done, you can launch the app and check if the device is scanning the code or not.

Fix 2: Restart your device

This fix might seems silly but it is one hundred percent workable, sometimes continuous work and changes in the program and features of your device affect the normal functioning of the device. As a result, some features of certain apps might not work. In this case, you need to restart your device or just shut down or start it again.

Fix 3: Update the Spotify app

As we already know with consecutive updates new features roll out in an app and also the old bugs get fixed. Also, different devices tend to provide different operating atmospheres to the app. In every update, the developer makes the app work on as many devices as possible. If code scanning is not working on your device then it could be due to some bug that might be causing it, so it’s best to keep your Spotify app up-to-date.

Fix 4: Use a different Spotify account

If you have tried all the above-mentioned fixes then one thing there is left to do before we take our extreme step. Try switching to another account and see if the code scanning works or not.

Fix 5: Re-install the Spotify app

Re-installing the app works in a good way. It automatically updates the app along with additional sync hardware so the features that were not working then will now work after re-installing. Here is how you can do that:

Re-install Spotify on Android

Step 1: Open the Play store app on your Android phone.

play store menu

Step 2: Within the Play Store app, search for Spotify and open it from the search results. Likewise, tap on the Uninstall button to uninstall Spotify from your android phone.

spotify playstore uninstall

Step 3: Once the app is uninstalled, you’ll now see the install button on the Spotify Play Store page. Tap on the install button to get the Spotify app installed again on the phone.

spotify install

Once the app is re-installed, open it and sign in with your account and check if the code is getting scanned or not.

Re-install Spotify on iPhone

Step 1: On your iPhone, locate the Spotify app and tap and hold on to it.

Step 2: Doing so will open a hovering list of options. Tap on the Remove App option from that list and confirmation the removal by again tapping on Delete App on the confirmation dialog box.

remove spotify app

Step 3: The Spotify app is now uninstalled from your iPhone. Now, head over to that App Store and search for Spotify.

Step 4: Now, tap on the download button next to the Spotify app in the search results and wait until the app gets installed.

install spotify

Once the app is installed, log in with your Spotify account and check if the issue is fixed.

Note: If you re-install the app then all the downloaded music and podcasts will also get deleted. So follow this step if you are ready for this loss.

Fix 6: Put your issue in the Spotify Community.

After trying all the steps mentioned above, still, your problem persists then don’t get disheartened. You can try one more thing i.e. raising this issue in the Spotify community. There the official developers stay in touch so that they can also get to know the issues that individuals are facing so that they get to know the problem and solve them as soon as possible.

Bottom Line

that was it! In this article, we get to know about the Spotify codes and their fantastic use and also fixes to solve the issue of code not getting scanned. Hope all the given instructions were of your help. We always try to make our readers happy. So we do every effort we can to solve your problem. Here also for solving the Spotify code issue we have exhausted almost every method possible. Do comment if any of them worked for you and let us know that it helped. It will make us feel great. Stay connected!

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