Why is SoundCloud Not Working? Try These Quick Fixes

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Why is SoundCloud not working? These quick fixes usually work.

As the premiere audio distribution platform where countless artists have made their big break, SoundCloud is still going strong since its launch in 2007. When SoundCloud isn’t working correctly, these quick fixes usually solve any problems you might have.

Why is SoundCloud Not Working: Unable to Play Some Tracks

If you’re only having issues with certain tracks, they may not be available in your region. The SoundCloud member who released the track may not have licensing rights to release it everywhere, so some tracks may not be available in certain regions.

Why is SoundCloud Not Working: Android

Sometimes a simple refresh is all it takes to solve an issue. Pull down on the screen while in the SoundCloud app until you see a spinning wheel to refresh the page. If that doesn’t fix the problem, ensure you have a stable WiFi or data connection.

Update the SoundCloud App

Check the Google Play Store to see if there has been an update for the SoundCloud app. Sometimes people go long periods without updating the apps on their phones. If there is an update, install it and see if SoundCloud is working correctly. 

Clear the SoundCloud App’s Cache

If you’ve updated the SoundCloud app and it’s still not working, clearing the cache should be your next step. Clearing an app’s cache removes all app data, including custom settings, but it also essentially resets the app to its default settings, which can fix many issues.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device.
  2. Tap Apps and scroll to find SoundCloud
  3. Choose the Storage option, then Clear Cache.

Why is SoundCloud Not Working: iPhone

Sometimes a simple refresh is all it takes to solve an issue. Pull down on the screen while in the SoundCloud app until you see a spinning wheel to refresh the page. If that doesn’t fix the problem, ensure you have a stable WiFi or data connection.

Update the SoundCloud App

Check the App Store to see if there has been an update for the SoundCloud app. Sometimes people go long periods without updating the apps on their phones. If there is an update, install it and see if SoundCloud is working correctly. 

Clear the SoundCloud App Cache

If you’ve updated the SoundCloud app and it’s still not working, clearing the cache should be your next step. Clearing an app’s cache removes all app data, including custom settings, but it also essentially resets the app to its default settings, which can fix many issues.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device.
  2. Tap Apps and scroll to find SoundCloud
  3. Choose the Storage option, then Clear Cache.

Why is SoundCloud Not Working: Web

If SoundCloud isn’t working in your browser, there are a few steps you can go through to get it working again:

  1. Refresh the page. In most cases, issues are only temporary and likely caused by a connection hiccup. 
  2. Check SoundCloud’s Status Blog for any news or updates related to service interruptions.
  3. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies, followed by restarting it.
  4. Make sure you have the latest version of your browser installed.
  5. Disable any plugins or extensions that might be interfering with SoundCloud working correctly.
  6. Try a different browser and see if the problem persists.

Trying the above suggestions should fix any issue you’ll encounter with the app. Please let us know if you have another fix not listed above.