How to Permanently Delete Your Spotify Account and Start Fresh

Are you tired of Spotify and looking to switch to another music streaming service? Or do you simply want a fresh start with new music recommendations? Whatever your reason may be, deleting your Spotify account is the only way to achieve this. By default, Spotify does not offer an option to reset your music recommendations or change your sign-in service. So, if you're ready to say goodbye to Spotify for good, here's how you can permanently delete your account.

What Happens When You Delete Your Spotify Account

Before you proceed with deleting your account, it's important to understand the consequences. Here's what you need to know:

  • Deleting your account will permanently remove all the artists you follow, your followers, and any playlists you created or added to your library. However, you can back up your playlists using services like spotmybackup.com before deleting.
  • If you change your mind within 7 days, you have the option to recover your account and all its data.
  • If you want to create a new account using the same email ID, you'll need to wait for 30 days. However, you won't be able to retrieve any of your old data.
  • While you can keep the same profile name and picture, your username will be changed. Please note that Spotify usernames are randomly generated and cannot be customized.
  • If you have a student discount, you'll need to wait for a year from the day you first signed in to apply it to another account.

Now that you know what to expect, let's dive into the process of deleting your Spotify account.

How to Delete Your Spotify Account

Before you delete your account, make sure to cancel any paid Spotify subscription plans. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open the Spotify website, log in, and click on your profile at the top right corner. Then select “Account” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Scroll down to the “Your Plan” section and click on the “Change Plan” button.
  3. On the next page, scroll down to the free option and click on the “Cancel Premium” button.
  4. Follow the prompts to cancel your subscription, and finally, click “Yes, cancel” to confirm the cancellation.

After canceling your subscription, you can delete your Spotify account permanently using the following steps:

  1. Open the Spotify website and scroll down to the footer. Click on “Support”.
  2. Under the “Account Help” heading, click on “Account settings”, then select “Closing your account”.
  3. On the account closing page, click on the “Close account” button.
  4. Confirm the account you want to close and click “Continue”.
  5. Spotify will warn you about the loss of your saved music, playlists, and username. Enable the checkbox and click “Continue”.
  6. Spotify will send you a 6-digit code to your email or phone number. Enter the code and click “Done” to delete your account.
  7. You will receive an email or message confirming the successful deletion of your account.

FAQs

  1. How to Delete Your Spotify Account on Mobile?
    Unfortunately, you cannot delete your Spotify account using the mobile app. You must use a browser on any platform to access the Spotify support webpage and follow the steps mentioned above.

  2. Why Can't I Delete My Spotify Account?
    This process only works for non-premium users. Before deleting your account, make sure to unsubscribe from Spotify Premium manually. This ensures that your deleted account won't be charged a monthly subscription fee.

  3. Can I Get My Deleted Spotify Account Back?
    Yes, you can reopen your deleted account within 7 days. After that, you won't be able to recover your account or its data. Spotify will send you an email with a “Reactivate My Account” button to reopen your account during the 7-day waiting period.

  4. Can I Create a New Spotify Account with the Same Email or Phone Number?
    Yes, you can create a new account with the same email or phone number, but only after 30 days of deleting your previous account. If you previously signed in with your email, you won't be able to create an account using the Sign in with Google, Apple, or Facebook option with the same email for 30 days.

Ready to bid farewell to Spotify and start fresh? Deleting your account is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. Remember to unsubscribe from Spotify Premium if you're currently subscribed. If you change your mind, you have 7 days to recover your account, and after 30 days, you can create a new account using the same email.