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How to cancel Spotify Premium

Is the paywall for premium putting you off?

Published onMarch 1, 2024

If you’ve decided to pause Spotify for a while, you may be wondering how to cancel Spotify Premium. While we discussed the features and different subscription plans of Spotify in a separate article, it’s important to recognize that not everyone wants to commit to Spotify Premium, especially with the emergence of enticing alternatives like YouTube Music.

Whether you simply want to try Spotify Premium out for the trial period or need a break from the music streaming service, this is how to cancel Spotify Premium.


To cancel Spotify Premium, go to your Spotify account page. On Android or iOS, select Change plan > Cancel Premium > Continue to cancel > Yes, cancel. On desktop, go to Available plans > Cancel Premium > Continue to cancel > Yes, cancel.


How to cancel Spotify Premium on mobile

Spotify is a bit sneaky when it comes to Spotify Premium opt-out options. They don’t actually offer you any way to cancel your subscription from within the mobile app itself. Instead, you have to follow these steps.

  • On your device, go to your Spotify account page in a browser to access your account details.
  • Scroll down to Your plan and tap Change plan.
  • On the following page, you’ll see Available plans.
  • Scroll down to Spotify Free and tap Cancel Premium.
  • On the next page, select Continue to cancel.
  • On the final page, titled Cancel Premium, select Yes, cancel.

How to cancel Spotify Premium on desktop

Both the mobile and desktop versions of Spotify—as well as the web player—will require you to use a browser to cancel Spotify Premium. This goes for all Premium subscriptions, including the Family plan.

  • Click your Spotify profile photo to display a dropdown menu, then click on Account.
  • From your Spotify account page, click on select Manage Plan.
  • Then, click on Change Plan under the subscription page.
  • Scroll down until you see Spotify Free. Select Cancel Premium.
  • On the next page, select Continue to cancel.
  • This will redirect you to one final page titled Cancel Premium. To finalize your decision and opt-out of your current subscription, click Yes, cancel.

What to do if the “Cancel Premium” Button Isn’t Available

In some cases, you might not find the Cancel Premium option on your subscription management page. This could be because you’ve subscribed to Spotify Premium using third-party providers such as Google Play or even your internet provider. Here’s what you need to do:

  • From your mobile application, navigate to account setting by tapping your photo on the upper left corner of the screen, then tap on Settings and Privacy.
  • Tap on Account.
  • The next page should display the type of premium subscription you’re signed up for, your registered email, and an option to see other available premium plans.
  • Instead of navigating to your subscription page, choose the last option for account closing by tapping on the click here link.
  • You’ll be redirected to browser with the Spotify Support Page open.
  • Tap on Close my account and delete my data, which opens a chat bot.
  • Tap on Cancel Spotify Premium.
  • Then, check your email for a verification email and click on the link to finish your subscription cancellation.



Currently, Spotify does not let you put a hold on your account or “pause” your Spotify Premium subscription.

All of your saved content will stay on your account, even after you cancel Spotify Premium. That means your playlists, Liked Songs, followed artists, followers, and other content will stay. The only thing that will 100% be deleted is your downloads. Any and all of your downloaded content from Spotify will be deleted from your device once you stop subscribing to Spotify Premium.

Here’s how cancellation works: once you cancel your current Spotify Premium plan, you still have Spotify Premium until the plan runs out. For example, if you bought a one-month plan and want to cancel it early, you would still have Spotify Premium until the end of the month. There is no such thing as “unused time,” as your subscription will be canceled at the end of your current plan period.

You will not lose any of your playlists, friends, or music in your music library. However, if you downloaded music through Spotify, all of that downloaded content will disappear from your device. The reason for this is that listening to downloaded Spotify content offline is a premium feature.

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