This is the complete guide on how to delete Spotify account. Spotify is still a poster-child for the music streaming industry; with 138 million funding subscribers, it’s a leading music service used worldwide. The Swedish firm is holding its own in the industry but has taken many steps to publicize the company and growing revenue.
This, coupled with growing competition from the similarly valued Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, and more, is causing some users to switch allegiances.
In an effort to attract more people to the service, supposedly in the hope they’ll upgrade to the paid-for plan, Spotify launched a new free tier in April.
Spotify offered two tiers before the launch – an ad-free one for $9.99 per month and a free, ad-funded tier. The former lets you download songs to listen to offline and doesn’t restrict access; the latter limits how many songs you can access, popular playlists, and only on shuffle. Under the new Spotify Free tier, you can hear any song from 15 Discovery playlists on-demand.
Spotify also offers Student accounts, Family accounts, and Spotify Duo (for two people at a discounted cost). Each tier is competitively valued with others on the market but, if you’re ready to save some money each month, it may be time to cancel your subscription.
In this article, we’ll lead you through how to cancel your Spotify Premium account.
Things to Know Before Your Cancel
If you’re a Spotify Premium customer, you’ll require to cancel your Spotify subscription before closing your account. With that, any playlists you’ve downloaded to listen to offline will be eliminated; you don’t own that music, and as soon as you end your subscription, you’ll lose those locally stored playlists.
If you unsubscribe but continue to use Spotify Free, you will still be able to stream those playlists, and they’ll be in your listening history. However, if you delete Spotify completely, you’ll lose access to those playlists both online and offline.
Additionally, deleting your Spotify account will indicate you lose your username. Plus, if you have a student discount, you won’t be able to apply it to another account until a year after you first signed up for it if you decide to return to Spotify.
How to Cancel Your Spotify Subscription
Before you delete your account, you’ll require to cancel any paid subscriptions you have with the service. This may appear straightforward enough, but there is one hiccup you may run into; where do you cancel it?
Simply going to the Spotify website to cancel your account only runs if you set up the service through Spotify. Some users signed up through an iTunes subscription, while others may have utilized their Google Play subscription or another service. The initial thing you’ll need to do is figure out where you’re paying for the service and cancel it accordingly.
Cancel the Subscription – Spotify Website
If you’ve signed up for the Premium service straight through Spotify, do this to cancel the service:
- Visit the Spotify website and log in. On the left-hand side, hit the Account Management tab.
- Next, hit the Change Plan option at the bottom of the screen.
Note: Notice the date in the screenshot above. You will yet have access to the Premium service until that date.
Lastly, scroll down to the Free section and hit ‘Cancel Premium.’ Follow the preceding prompts to complete your cancellation.
Next, you’ll be asked to confirm your cancellation. Click ‘Yes, Cancel.’
You’ll now go to a cancellation page that gives you the end date of your subscription, as well as the option to provide feedback. Populate the best answers and hit Submit at the bottom.
Cancel the Subscription – iTunes
iTunes is a service that enables you to sign-up for other subscriptions using your Apple ID payment methods. If you’ve made this, follow these steps to cancel your subscription:
- On your iPhone, open Settings and tap ‘iTunes and App Store.’
- Next, hit on your Apple ID at the top. In the pop-up window that seems, tap ‘View Apple ID.’
- Tap ‘Subscriptions’
- Locate and hit on your Spotify Subscription, which will be listed on the screen below.
- Hit Cancel Subscription. As stated above, you will yet have access to the Premium service until the next billing date.
If you signed up for the service using another partner (i.e., your cell phone provider, TV provider, or another service), you would need to cancel using that outlet’s instructions.
How to Delete Spotify Account?
Once you’ve canceled your subscription, you will need to contact Spotify to delete your account permanently. As discussed above, there is no way to recover your account once it is closed. According to Spotify, if you choose to reopen your account, you will need to select a different username. The same username cannot be applied more than once.
- Here is how to delete Spotify:
- Visit the Spotify cancellation page and click ‘Account.’
- Click ‘I want to close my account.’
- Click ‘Contact to Close.’
- Fill out the details form and click ‘Start Chat.’
A Spotify representative will start typing, explain that you’d like to close your account permanently. The agent will send you an email confirmation once done.
I canceled my account, but I was billed again. What happened?
Assuming you canceled your Premium subscription, the only cause you would’ve been billed again is that the cancellation wasn’t set before the renewal date.
The first point you should do if you’ve been charged for a Spotify subscription after cancellation is to check your email for confirmation. It should have the removal date set on it. If that all checks out and the charge was an error, talk to Spotify support.
Can I reactivate a closed account?
First, it’s essential to note that you can reactivate your paid subscription (along with all playlists and benefits) if your account is still open.
Once you’ve opted to close your account, there aren’t any options for recovery. The account and all of its data are gone when you close the account. Your only option is going to be to open a new account and build new playlists.