How To Fix Spotify Error Code 24?

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Spotify Error Code 24

If there is one such music streaming app that you are sure to find in all music lover’s smartphone devices. Then undoubtedly it has to be the Spotify app. But no matter how good or robust an app is, sudden sprouts of bugs or errors are just something which is inevitable. And since you are already here reading the following article on, “How to fix Spotify error code 24?”. My guess is that you must already have come across such a dilemma. 

Now, whenever you see the following Error Code 24 flashing on your Spotify app screen. It usually means that there might be a logical error within the app, or a resource problem, or a runtime bug causing the Error Code 24 to occur. 

And hence, to tackle all this. Below, I have listed in front of you all the possible solutions out there with the help of which you should be able to fix the issue and get back to streaming your favorite audio content as usual.

How to fix Spotify error code 24?

Fix 1: Update the app

Updating the app is one of the easiest and should be one of the first things to try in order to solve the following 24 error code on your Spotify apps.

Depending on whether you are using the Spotify app on an Android OS or an iOS device. You can either go to Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store, and click on the Update button to update the app if any updates are available at that particular time. 

However, for those of you using the app on a Windows PC or a Mac. Whenever an update is available, a blue dot next to your username could be seen. Simply, click on the username tab to open the drop down menu and click on the update available. 

Then, when prompted click on the restart now option and let your system get restarted. Once restarted, launch the Spotify app and see if the error still persists.

Fix 2: Copy files to Program files folder

Another very common method with the help of which you should be able to fix the following issue, would be by copying some Spotify files from the ‘App Data’ folder to the ‘Program files’ folder.

To do so, you can follow the steps as shown below:

  • Firstly, head to the Windows Search Bar and type in %AppData%.
  • Then, from the results, click on the AppData app and open it.
  • Next, click on the Local folder and open it.
  • Inside the Local folder, you will be able to see the Spotify folder.
  • Simply, open the folder and copy the Update folder in some other drive or folder.
  • Then, run the Spotify installer and your new version of Spotify should be installed somewhere inside AppData\Roaming.
  • Now, simply go ahead and copy all the Spotify files from AppData to C:/Program Files folder.

Doing this should take care of the error and you should be able to use the Spotify app to listen to your favorite songs and podcasts as usual.

Fix 3: Close any conflicting programs

There may be times when any kind of conflicting programs in the background can also lead to such an error to show up on your Spotify app screens. 

And if that is what is happening in your case too, then ending any such apps or programs should be your very first priority in order to fix the particular issue. 

Now, in order to close such conflicting programs, you can follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • Firstly, press and hold on Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard.
  • Then, click on the Task Manager option to head to the Task Manager app.
  • Then, find the process which you may doubt to be conflicting with the Spotify app, right click on them and select on the End Task option to terminate the program. 
  • Try this process for each of the program and simultaneously check on whether the error still persists or not, after ending a single conflicting program one at a time.

Fix 4: Uninstall and reinstall the program

If the error is being caused as a result of a glitch or bug within the program. Then, having such a program uninstalled and reinstalled back onto the device may prove beneficial in getting rid of the particular error. 

Hence, if you feel that is the case. Then, there is absolutely no harm in uninstalling the Spotify app. And then, reinstalling it back to see if doing so helps fix the issue.

Fix 5: Reinstall Run-time Libraries for Windows PC

Reinstalling run-time libraries have been reported by many users to have worked for them in solving the particular error. 

Hence, in order to reinstall the necessary run-time libraries, you can follow the steps as shown below:

  • Go to your PC’s Control Panel and click on the Uninstall a Program option.
  • Then, from the list of options find all the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages and uninstall them by right-clicking on them and clicking on the Uninstall option. 
  • Once, the packages are uninstalled. Restart your Windows PC. And then, download and install the latest version of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package.  

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Rishikesh Hazarika is a tech enthusiast who is always curious to learn and absorb facts and data in the world of science and technology as well as tries to share his opinion. He has an M.Tech degree from North-Eastern Hill University, later he did a certificate course in Computer Hardware and Software, and a certificate course in Introduction to Architectingc