Skip to main content

How to reset Spotify password — the easiest way to change your credentials

How to reset Spotify password
How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Spotify)

"How to reset Spotify password," as of this writing, is one of the most searched queries on the Google search engine. We're not sure why there's an uptick of Spotify users seeking guidance on how to refresh their credentials, but we're not here to pry — we're here to help.

You may have the Spotify app on a mobile device and/or desktop platform, but the optimal way to reset your password is to use the web app. Check out our easy, step-by-step instructions below.

How to reset Spotify password if you can't access your account

If you can't log in to your Spotify account, there's an easy way to reset your password.

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

1. Go to Spotify's "Reset Your Password" page.

2. Insert your email or username into the field.

3. Interact with the reCAPTCHA element to prove you're human.

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

4. Hit Send. A new page will appear to inform you that a message will be sent to the email associated with your Spotify account.

5. Open the email and click on the Reset password link.

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

6. Input your new password into the "New password" field. Re-type the password under "Repeat new password." 

7. After interacting with another reCAPTCHA element, hit "Send." You should be good to go!

How to reset Spotify password on a mobile device

Whether you downloaded Spotify from Google or Apple's app store, you cannot use it to reset your password. Instead, you must use your browser to access Spotify's web version to succesfully reset your password.

1. Input the Spotify URL into your mobile browser: https://open.spotify.com/

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

2. Tap on the gear icon located in the top right.

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

3. Tap on "View Account." 

4. Open the drop-down menu to reveal more options. Tap on "Change Password."

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

5. Input your current password followed by your new password. To ensure there are no typos, input your new password under "Repeat new password."

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

6. Hit "Set New Password."

How to reset Spotify password on a desktop

You may have the Spotify desktop app, but you can't use it to reset your password. Similar to Android and iOS users, you'll have to use the Spotify web app to refresh your credentials.

1. Fire up your browser and input the following URL: https://open.spotify.com/

How to reset password on Spotify

How to reset password on Spotify (Image credit: Future)

2. Click on your username (located on the top right) and select "Account."

3. Select "Change Password" on the left panel.

How to reset Spotify password

How to reset Spotify password (Image credit: Future)

4. Type in your current password. Next, input your new password. 

5. Finally, retype your new password, sans typos, under Repeat New Password.

6. Hit Set New Password. Mission accomplished!

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!