How To Delete Your Spotify Account Or Memorialize Playlists | GoodTrust
When a loved one passes away, it’s important to preserve the music—and memories—that remind us of them. However, it’s also important to protect the personal and financial information stored in their music streaming accounts, like Spotify. Plus, those streaming services could continue to bill your loved one for their subscription after they have passed.Downgrading or deleting someone else’s Spotify account is easiest if you've already been assigned to manage their music accounts in their digital will. Still, if they forgot to assign someone or the passwords aren't correct, there are options.Below, we'll dig into how to cancel Spotify Premium and fully delete a Spotify account. Remember: Deleting any app doesn't mean the account is gone. It just means the app is gone. So, no matter what app you're deleting, be sure to deactivate or cancel the account first.
How to End a Spotify Premium SubscriptionMost often, canceling a standard or student Spotify Premium account involves:
- Signing into the account
- Select "Your plan"
- Select "CHANGE PLAN"
- Scroll down to "Spotify Free" and click "CANCEL PREMIUM"
Canceling a Premium Subscription from a Partner CompanyIf you can't find an option to change the plan in Spotify, the Premium account is most likely associated with a partner company. These include mobile and internet providers, iTunes, or Starbucks, which provides Premium Spotify accounts for their employees (aka partners). For service through mobile or internet providers, head to "Payment" on the user's Spotify account page to find out the service used and contact the provider.If the subscription is via iTunes, you need to:
- Sign in to the user's Apple device
- Go to Settings
- Click on “Subscriptions”
- Find Spotify in the list of subscriptions and select "Cancel Subscription"
Canceling a Duo or Family Premium SubscriptionPeople in the same households can share premium Duo or Family Spotify Premium subscriptions. Duo plans for two people create playlists based on both their tastes. One person starts the plan as the manager and adds the other as a member. The manager can't be changed, but they can remove the plan member from the account.A Family subscription includes up to six people in the same household. One person is the account manager, and the rest are guests. Like a Duo plan, the manager can add or remove members, but the manager can't be changed.To close a Duo or Family Spotify account, the manager first needs to cancel the Premium subscription, using the steps outlined above. Then, they can officially close the account.
How to Delete a Spotify Account (WITH PASSWORD)Deleting a Spotify account removes everything that person had on there, including their playlists, saved music, and list of followers. Ending a premium subscription without deleting the account allows you to save their Spotify playlists and other music, though they'll now include ads and other limitations.Here’s how to delete a Spotify account:
- Sign in.
- Cancel the Premium subscription, if applicable*
- Click "Account" and choose "I want to close my account."
- Spotify will ask if you want to “Close Account” or “Keep Free Account” - Select the option to “Close Account”, meaning you will lose all saved Podcasts and music on the account