How to Delete Your Spotify Account?

Delete Spotify Account

Are you saddened by some misinformation on Spotify or too bored to use the platform? Read on to learn about how to delete your Spotify account.

The Swedish firm Spotify AB created Spotify, a music streaming service and digital distribution platform. It offers content from record labels, artists, and several independent record labels, broadcasters, and media organizations that are digital rights management protected.

So, if you've been using Spotify for a while, it might be time to delete your account. Maybe you want to try a new service, or maybe you've just outgrown the music streaming craze. However, thinking about deleting your Spotify account comes with many questions. Should you cancel your subscription or just delete your account? Are there any benefits to keeping it?

If you’re looking for a quick answer, here is the deal: You can easily delete your Spotify account without canceling your subscription. However, there are some consequences to remember before doing it.

Can You Delete Your Spotify Account On Phone?

Delete Spotify Account from the App

Unfortunately, no, you can't access the Spotify account deletion feature anywhere else apart from the Spotify website on computer. So it is impossible to make any changes to the account from the mobile app.

How to Delete Free Spotify Account?

  • If this is about a Spotify premium or free account, all you need to do is, locate the [Close My Account] button.
  • Remember, when you cancel the account, it is also similar to deleting your subscription to the account. However, to delete the account, you'll have to contact spotify support page.

So here's how you can use the [Close account] function:

Step 1: On your web browser, go to Spotify Support

Step 2: Scroll through downwards and click on the [Account] option.

Step 3: You'll then need to locate the [I want to close my account] option and then click on it.

Step 4: You'll be redirected to a new page with two options. The [Permanently Delete Account] and the [Cancel your Subscription] options.

Step 5: Spotify will then prompt you to select the account that you want to cancel. Once done so, Spotify will prompt you with a couple of questions on the same issue. You, however, don't need to answer each question; you can skip the same as well.

Step 6: Confirm that you chose the right account to delete.

Step 7: You'll then get the last warning over the same.

Step 8: Finally, Spotify will send you a confirmation email link. You should then touch the [Close My Account] option.

Once you deactivate the account, Spotify will send another email message with a reactivation link. The latter will last for 24 hours, and it's only used when you change your mind and decide not to delete the account. So, it might be best to keep checking your emails within hours of your account's deletion.

How to Cancel Spotify Premium Subscription?

Chances are high that you may have had the Spotify premium subscription. This means you have access to high-quality audio, an ad-free experience, and the option to play any tune in your favorite collection.

However, before deleting your account, it's best to cancel all the active subscriptions you might have had in the account. To do this;

Step 1: Sign in to Spotify and select your username from the top right corner.

Step 2: Touch the [Account] option.

Step 3: Next, tap on the [ Available Plans], then scroll down to locate the Spotify Free section.

Step 4: Finally, tap on the [Cancel Premium] option. This will essentially downgrade your account to a free version.

Step 5: Spotify will, however, warn you of what you are getting yourself into. So scroll through to the bottom of the page and click on the [Continue to Cancel] option.

Step 6: The next page will show when the premium subscription will officially expire. So hover to the bottom of it and select the [Yes Cancel] button.

Step 7: As a rule, once you cancel your subscription Spotify will ask you to fill out a survey about why you canceled the premium account, but you don't have to do it if you don't want.

What Should You Know About Deleting Spotify Account?

What Should You Know About Deleting Spotify Account

Here are some things you should know about deleting your Spotify account: When you delete your account from Spotify, your playlists will also be deleted from the platform.

  • Once the account is deleted, you won't have access to your friends. They'll be gone forever.
  • Signing up for your Spotify account with a student discount means you won't be able to use the discount on any other account for a year.
  • Your username will be gone forever, you won't open an account with the same username once the previous account is deleted.

However, the saving grace is it will take about 14 to 30 days for the account to be permanently removed from Spotify's database. It is, however, sad that you can't use your previous email address from the closed account to process another Spotify account within 14-30 days.

It's assumed by then that Spotify is busy processing your closure, so you can't use the same email address but can use a new email for signing up for a different account.

How to Retrieve Your Closed Spotify Account?

Retrieve Your Closed Spotify Account

If you're reading this, then chances are you've changed your mind about deleting your account; hopefully, it is within the 7-day grace period. Here is what to do:

Step 1: Open the confirmation email received from Spotify after closing the account.

Step 2: Click on the [Reactivate my account] link to retrieve your account using any browser.

Step 3: You'll receive a new [You're back] email, then you can continue to log in to your Spotify account, although there may be a few challenges.

Your account will basically run on the free mode, even if you had an active premium subscription before closure, not even mentioning loading your playlists.


1. Why can't I cancel Spotify from the website?

This happens when you most likely signed up for Spotify from third-party software, which could be Google Play, Apple, or any other service bundle. If you are unsure which platform you used, then the best way to confirm is by checking your first mail received from Spotify when you first signed up or checking your bank statements for the paid subscriptions.

2. Why am I still being billed when I have already canceled my Spotify account?

If you've been billed after canceling your premium subscription, the only reason would be the cancellation was not set before the auto-renewal date. So the first thing you should do is check for the confirmation email for a cancellation date. If everything matches out and the charge wasn't supposed to be made, contact  Spotify support immediately.

3. How to delete the Spotify account if I can’t log in?

It might be a challenge to delete the Spotify account without logging in, but you can always reach out to your financial institution to place a halt on future auto payments made for the service. This is, however, not guaranteed; it can only work depending on how you've been making your payments. At this point, it is best to contact Spotify's Contact us Form for further help.


The advantages of Spotify over other music services are great, but when you're ultimately unhappy with the service, it may be a good idea just to delete your account. With the step-by-step guide here, it shouldn't take you long to delete the account. If canceling your subscriptions directly fails, you can unsubscribe at Spotify by using Google Play Store or any other platform you used to sign up in the first place.