Everyone should learn how to delete their Spotify account permanently, especially if they are dropping the service. With over 400 million monthly users, Spotify remains one of the biggest music streaming platforms worldwide. This popularity, however, comes at a price as other platforms like Tidal and YouTube Music offer more competitive pricing. Spotify also has a few other problems, including under-compensating artists that once resulted in Taylor Swift and Adele pulling out of the platform.
Perhaps, you are one of the people who have canceled their Spotify premium. The final phase for this decision is, of course, to delete your old Spotify accounts. While it is a bit of a complicated process, thankfully, we are here to go point by point and teach you how to delete your Spotify account!
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Those who have paid for Spotify Premium have an extra step to take when deleting their Spotify account — that is to revert to an ad-supported service. This is a required step no matter how you pay for the subscription, whether through Spotify, Apple Pay, or others.
Alternatively, you may opt to delete your premium account without reverting to a free one by talking with customer support to have them delete it for you instead. However, it may take some time for them to actually delete your account so doing it yourself is the quickest bet. Do note that either option will cancel your current subscription, but you may still be liable to pay for that current month’s charge.
We have another article that will guide you on how to cancel your Spotify Premium if you want to delete your account manually.
If you have already reverted your Spotify premium account to an ad-supported, the next step would be its actual deletion. To do this, you will need access to Spotify via the web.
1. Log in to the Spotify webpage (www.spotify.com) with the account they want to delete.
2. Go to your Account Page, click on the gear icon, and select Support.
3. Scroll down to the Account Help section and click on Account Settings.
4. Find the Closing your Account option and select it to start the official account closing process.
5. Read the instructions and press Close Account when prompted with Sure you need to close?
6. Double check if the correct account to close is presented and click Continue if it is.
7. Fill the checkbox named I understand and press Continue to delete your account.
8. Check your email account for the confirmation email. If it does not appear in the inbox, it might have been caught by the Spam filter.
9. On the email, click on the Close My Account button to open a web page to Spotify. The text should confirm that you have deleted your account accompanied by a reactivation link with a seven-day validity.
Some of you may ask, “How do I delete my Spotify account on the mobile app?” Sadly, you cannot. Spotify app users on iOS or Android can only delete their Spotify accounts through Spotify’s web page. This means that you have to use a mobile browser to delete your account.
Related: How to Change Your Spotify Username
So, what happens after you delete your account? Well, the first things you would lose are your saved and offline playlists and preferences. You also lose your chosen username and any discounts you used with your Premium account. Aside from these, you would also need to make a new account from scratch after you delete your Spotify account.
The process of requesting the deletion of your Spotify account is actually quite quick. All you need to have is access to your Spotify registered email address, internet access, and a few minutes of your time. However, you have seven days to undo the request. Spotify will send you an email that has a reactivation link valid for seven days. After which, your account is gone forever.
Following up on the previous question, deleting your account is permanent. Once fully deleted, your account will be unrecoverable, including any and every playlist and other playtime data. But as mentioned, Spotify does give a seven-day reprieve for those who already deleted their Spotify accounts. If you want to stop paying for the account but want to stay on the platform, you should look at ways to get free Spotify Premium instead.
When you are 100% sure that you want to delete your Spotify account, there are some things to do first. If you plan to shift to another streaming platform, you can transfer your playlists to it. While Spotify itself does not offer a way to transfer your playlists directly to other platforms, you can use some third-party applications.
These third-party apps and platforms include Soundiiz, FreeYourMusic, and SongShift (which works only for iPhone users). Using these tools, you can transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music for example, or to other platforms.
While this guide on how to delete Spotify accounts may be the last step in getting off the platform, do know that Spotify has a lot of good features you would leave behind? Some of these include your Spotify listening history, playlists, and app widgets.
Those dead set on getting off the platform might be interested in our comparison articles. We have a few of them, including one comparing Spotify with Amazon Music and another comparing it with Pandora.