How to Fix TuneTrack Spotify Widget Not Working on iOS 14

Excited for music widgets but you find that the TuneTrack Spotify widget is not working and giving you problems on iOS 14?

Widgets are something Android users have reveled in for ages. When iOS 14 released, Apple finally gave us these features and the internet is wild for it! For those of you who aren’t familiar, widgets are small and interactable interfaces on your home screen.

Each widget has a specific purpose that’s related to the app it’s representing. For example, music widgets will display the currently playing song as well as play, pause, and next buttons. These small additions to your home screen bring a ton of versatility and convenience. Say goodbye to swiping to your app and waiting for it to load to check for important things!

However, not a lot of apps have adapted to this change. That’s why programs like TuneTrack are rising in fame by providing widgets for incompatible apps like Spotify, Last.fm, and more.

However, we don’t expect these newly rising programs to always work, especially with the buggy iOS 14. If you’re reading this article, then chances are TuneTrack is malfunctioning for you.

Here’s how we can fix it!

 

1. Close and Reopen The TuneTrack App.

Let’s start with the simplest fix, which is closing and reopening TuneTrack. If TuneTrack ran into a bug or glitch, terminating it will clear the bug from your phone’s memory. This fix is beneficial for programs that randomly stop working.

By terminating the program, you’ll close all software processes, including the bugs. In a way, it’s kind of like simulating a restart. If this method didn’t work for you, let’s restart your iPhone in the next method.

 

2. Restart Your iPhone.

This is one of the oldest methods in the book. Restarting your device will fix most bugs that are running on your software. Whether this is on your program or on your phone’s operating system, this will wipe it out.

Contrasting the famous method that most articles claim will fix your iPhone, ‘force restarting’ your device is completely unnecessary. First off, the process is potentially hazardous to your device. Performing a force restart on your iPhone will abruptly cut off your phone’s power from the battery.

This will physically turn off your phone like pulling the plug on your computer. Furthermore, your phone continually runs background processes that function and update every second. Abruptly disconnecting your phone’s power will result in unsaved data that can be harmful to your device.

Once your phone powers back on, it’ll boot all software processes like a normal restart, which is why a force restart is unnecessary. Force restarting your phone is a feature that Apple added for phones that have hanged or frozen. Since these devices can’t be rebooted the conventional way, directly cutting off the power is the only solution.

Here’s how we can restart your phone the normal way:

  1. On the right side of your phone, press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds.
  2. A prompt should appear on your screen with a slider that says ‘Slide to power off’. Drag this to the right to quickly turn off your phone.

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  1. Once that’s done, press on the power again to boot it back up.
 

3. Authorize TuneTrack to Use Spotify.

Notice whenever you download an app it’ll ask for permissions? Permissions are an application’s way to access certain parts of your system.

However, the permissions you see upfront are all related to that app accessing your operating system. For TuneTrack, you’ll have to authorize it to use Spotify, which is registered as another application.

Ideally, this should happen automatically, but it’s not uncommon for your settings to be set otherwise.

Here’s how you can authorize TuneTrack to use Spotify:

  1. Go ahead and open up TuneTrack.
  2. Next, navigate to Music Services and tap on Spotify.
  3. On the Spotify page, scroll down and tap on the Sign Out of Spotify button (if you’ve already signed in).

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  1. If this is your first time using TuneTrack, then you will be guided through the process of authorizing permissions with Spotify. Once you’ve accepted, you should be automatically brought back to the TuneTrack app with all your Spotify music data populated. You can verify this by going into the Music Services page (in TuneTrack app) and then seeing if you’re signed in for Spotify.

This should enable TuneTrack to access Spotify from now on.

 

4. Re-Add the Widget to Your Home Screen.

The TuneTrack widget is a grey blank on your screen. This is probably the last thing you expected when you heard about music widgets. Something about creating a widget for Spotify only to find it an unresponsive block of grey just makes you go “huh”.

Well, let’s remove this puppy and add it again so we can try and fix it. Removing and re-adding widgets is an excellent way of relaunching your widgets instance. This way, any bugs will be terminated, and any hang-ups will be relaunched.

Here’s how you can remove your widget:

  1. First, press and hold on any empty space on your screen to enter jiggle mode.
  2. Once your apps start to jiggle, tap on the minus icon () at the top-left corner of your widget.

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The TuneTrack widget should be removed from your home screen. Now, here’s how you can add the widget back:

  1. While you’re still in jiggle mode, tap on the Plus icon (+) at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Next, scroll down until you can look for and tap on TuneTrack.
  3. Then, proceed through the prompts and add the widget back to the screen.

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Now try and see if Spotify finally works through the TuneTrack widget!

 

5. Reinstall or Update TuneTrack.

TuneTrack is a new application functioning on a new operating system. This begs for a lot of problems, especially since iOS 14 is full of bugs. It’s reasonable to expect that there will be a lot of patch fixes or software bugs that come with using the app.

Reinstalling TuneTrack will clear all your dysfunctional code and cache files in your system. Any problems that are originating from a malfunction in the app’s software will be uninstalled as well. This will reinstall an authentic and hopefully functional version on your iPhone.

At the same time, checking for updates is a great way to make sure your applications are running in their best versions. Furthermore, if you’re liable for an update, then doing so might fix your problem! Updating your app will come with new features as well as bug fixes.

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Keep in mind, iOS 14 is still a new operating system and has only been out for a couple of weeks. Apple is continually working on releasing new patches with fixes, the latest being iOS 14.0.1, as of October 3, 2020.

If all the methods above didn’t work for you, it might be in your best interest to try another widget app or wait for a future update for TuneTrack or iOS 14.0.2. Either of the two might provide substantial changes and fixes for your problem.

Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, we hope that we’ve helped fix your ‘TuneTrack Spotify widget not working’ issue. If you have any questions about the article, feel free to leave them down below!

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  • Mako Young

    Mako is a staff writer at Saint. He's been writing about tech for more than a decade. When he isn't reading about the latest news on Apple, he's busy studying cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, cloud computing, and other IT-related sectors. His exceptional work graces technology and Apple-related blogs like How-To Geek, VEED.io, Macgasm, onMac, PhotoWorkout, GameRant, and many more. He also has a Bachelors in Computer Science and has been writing since 2018, with over 400 posts published. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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