Prevent Spotify from starting when your computer boots by disabling automatic startup. Keep reading to try the four different methods you can use to stop Spotify from opening at start-up.
- Open “Spotify.”
- Select “Edit‘ (click on the dots at the top left) > “Preferences” in Microsoft Windows or “Spotify” > “Preferences” in MacOS. You can also click only our profile picture and click on Settings.
- Scroll to the “Startup and Window Behaviour” section.
- For the “Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer” setting, use the drop-down menu to select “No.”
The setting is automatically saved once it’s selected. Now Spotify should no longer automatically launch whenever you start your computer.
Option 2 (Windows Only)
- Right-click a blank area of the taskbar, then choose “Task Manager.”
- Select the “Startup” tab.
- Right-click “Spotify,” then select “Disable.”
How to Disable Spotify at Start-up Using the Windows Settings App (Option 3)
A third option you can use to Stop Spotify from opening at start-up is the Windows Settings app. To do this, press the Windows + I keys to Settings. Or you can click on the Windows Start menu and go to Settings from there.
Once in Settings, click on the Apps tab to your left, followed by the Start-up option towards the bottom. You’ll see a list of all the apps that start when you turn on your computer. Look for Spotify and toggle it off. If you ever change your mind and want to turn it back on, follow the same steps and enable it.
How to Disable Automatic Startup of Spotify on Windows Using File Explorer (Option 4)
You can also use File Explorer to stop Spotify from launching at startup. You’ll need to open the Run box by pressing the Windows + R keys. When it’s open, type shell:Startup and press Enter. Once in File Explorer, ensure the paths followed are Windows > Start Menu > Programs > Startup. If you see Spotify there, click on it, followed by the trash icon to delete it.
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Only some people feel like listening to Spotify as soon as they turn on their computer. Good thing that you have different options for disabling it at startup. Using the Task Manager, File Explorer, Windows Settings, and Spotify settings, you can disable Spotify at startup. If one doesn’t work for you, you have others you can try. Which one worked for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.