It was fun while it lasted, right? Spotify is a great music app, but for different reasons, it just might not work out for you. You could just uninstall the app only in case you ever change your mind and want to reinstall it, but if it’s over, it’s over.
Deleting your Spotify account can be done from your desktop. Also, the deleting process won’t take more than a few minutes. Spotify even gives you a grace period, just in case you change your mind and want to reactivate your account.
What to Consider Before Removing Your Spotify Account
If you’re a Premium user, you can always go back to the free version of Spotify. Sure, you’ll have to put up with things such as ads, but at least you won’t be charged every month.
To permanently erase your Spotify account, you’ll have to go through various steps, and you won’t be allowed to use your current username again. Also, all the playlists you created will be permanently erased, you will never be able to recover them.
If you ever do decide to return to Spotify, you will have to create your playlists all over again. All the followers you won while using the app will also be gone.
All of this will only happen after seven days. That’s how much time Spotify gives you to change your mind.
How to Erase Your Spotify Account
If you’re sure that you want to erase your Spotify account you need to:
- Go to the Spotify Support page
- Choose the I want to close my account option
- Choose one of the reasons as to why you’re closing your account
- Select Close Account
- Tap on the Close Account option (if you change your mind you can also choose the Keep Free Account option)
- Confirm you want to close your account
- Read what Spotify shows you will happen if you go ahead and erase your account (check the box that says you have read the information)
- Tap continue
At this point, Spotify will send you an email to the account you used to sign up. Open that email and tap on the Close My Account button. You’ll know you’ve reached the end of the deleting process when you see the All Done message on your screen.
Remember, Spotify will give you seven days to think about what you just did. That’s why they will send you an email letting you know that your account is closed. But, in that email, you’ll see a reactivation link just in case you change your mind.
When you erase your Spotify account, you can still use the same email, but everything else will have to be new. You’ll need to use another username, and start from scratch. Why are you erasing your Spotify account?