How to Change Your Email on Spotify: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

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Have you ever realized that you need to update the email address associated with your Spotify account? Maybe the email you originally used is outdated, hacked, or lost.

Not to worry – you can change your Spotify email address to a new one you have access to. However, it‘s not quite as simple as entering a new email in the Spotify app.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to successfully change the email on your Spotify account. I‘ve used Spotify for years both personally and professionally, so I can provide tips from that experience.

By the end of this guide, changing your email address on Spotify will be a breeze. Let‘s get started!

Why You Might Need to Change Your Spotify Email

Before we dive in, let‘s first discuss some common reasons why you may need to update the email on your Spotify account:

  • You no longer have access to your old email – This could be due to switching schools, jobs, email providers, etc. Not having access means you can‘t get the verification email from Spotify.

  • Your email was hacked – Hackers can break into email accounts and wreak havoc. You‘ll want to update your Spotify email ASAP if this happens.

  • You want to use a more professional email – Using your old college email address for Spotify may not look very professional now.

  • You forgot your Spotify password – Updating your email gives you a way to reset your forgotten password and regain access.

  • You want to abandon an old email – Maybe your old email is cluttered with spam. Changing your Spotify email lets you ditch it.

As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to change your Spotify email address. The key is knowing how to do it properly.

Overview of How to Change Spotify Email

Let‘s start with a quick overview of the steps involved:

  • Log into Spotify through the web player, not the mobile app

  • Navigate to your Account settings

  • Click "Edit Profile" and enter your new email

  • Verify the new email address by clicking a confirmation link

  • Spotify will then update your account with the new email

Seems straightforward enough, but the details are important. I‘ll provide step-by-step instructions next.

Step 1 – Log into Your Spotify Account via Web Browser

This is a critical first step. You can only change your Spotify email by logging in through a web browser, either on your computer or mobile device.

The Spotify mobile apps do not support changing your email. You won‘t even see the option. It must be done through the web player.

To log in on desktop, go to the Spotify website and click on "Log In" in the top right corner.

On mobile, use your mobile browser to go to Tap the three dots in the top right to access the menu and then tap "Log in".

Enter your current Spotify username and password on the login screen.

Once you‘ve successfully logged in through the browser, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Navigate to Your Spotify Account Overview Page

Now that you‘re logged into the Spotify web player, let‘s access your account settings.

On desktop, click your profile icon in the top right corner, then select "Account" from the dropdown menu.

On mobile, tap the "Home" icon in the bottom left. This will bring up your Spotify menu. Tap "Account" to access your account overview.

You should now be on your Spotify Account Overview page. Here you can see your username, email, subscription plan, payment details, connected devices, and more.

Make sure you are in the proper account that you want to update the email for. If you have multiple Spotify accounts, switch to the correct profile.

Now we can update the email address on file.

Step 3 – Click "Edit Profile" on the Left Sidebar

On the left side of your Account Overview page is a sidebar menu. Click the "Edit Profile" option.

This will open editable fields where you can update your profile information including your email address.

On mobile, tap the gear icon to access account settings, then tap "Edit Profile".

Once in Edit Profile, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 4 – Enter Your New Email Address

In the "Email Address" field, delete or overwrite your current email address and type in the new address you want associated with your Spotify account.

Triple check that you have entered the full, accurate email address you want to switch to. An incorrect email could cause issues verifying the change.

Once entered, you can proceed to updating your profile.

Step 5 – Click "Save Profile" to Confirm Changes

After entering your new email in the "Edit Profile" page, click or tap the blue "Save Profile" button at the bottom of the screen.

This will save your changes AND initiate the email verification process. Spotify will send a confirmation email to your new address to verify you own it.

Important: Check your inbox for this verification email. If you don‘t see it, check your spam folder. This verification is required for the new email to take effect.

After confirming the email, your Spotify account email will be officially updated to the new address! Wasn‘t too difficult, right?

Next I‘ll cover some common questions and issues that arise when changing Spotify email.

FAQs and Key Notes on Changing Spotify Email

Here are some key facts, notes, and frequently asked questions when it comes to changing the email on your Spotify account:

Can I change my Spotify email on mobile?

Unfortunately no, the mobile Spotify app does not allow you to change your email address. You must use the desktop web player at to update your email.

What if my Spotify is connected to Facebook?

If you registered your Spotify account through Facebook Login, then your Spotify email is permanently tied to your Facebook email address. To change your Spotify email, you would first need to change the email on your Facebook account.

Why can‘t I change my Spotify email address?

Here are some common reasons you may be unable to change your Spotify email:

  • Trying to do it from the mobile app instead of desktop site
  • Your new email is already associated with another Spotify account
  • You no longer have access to your old Spotify email address
  • Your account was created through Facebook

What if I lost access to my old Spotify email address?

If you can no longer access the email on your Spotify account, unfortunately you won‘t be able to change it without email verification. Your only option would be to create a brand new Spotify account with a working email you own.

Can I merge Spotify accounts?

No, Spotify does not allow transferring or merging profiles between accounts. Each Spotify account and profile must remain separate.

Can I have two Spotify accounts?

Yes, you can absolutely have multiple Spotify accounts at the same time. The only requirement is that each account must have a unique username and email address. You can only be logged into one account at a time though.

How do I recover my Spotify account if I lost my password?

If you forgot your Spotify password, you can initiate an account recovery process through the Spotify website. This involves entering your username or email to have a password reset link sent to your email.

However, this requires access to the email on file, which can cause an issue if you no longer have access to that email. Creating a new account may be needed.

Can someone hack my Spotify and change the email?

Unfortunately yes, hackers that gain access to your Spotify password can change your account email and lock you out. Some signs your account was hacked include unfamiliar login locations, changed profile details, and unknown playlists/music.

If you suspect a hack, change your password immediately and remove unrecognized devices. Also scan your computer for malware. Enable two-factor authentication as well for extra security.

Tips for Keeping Your Spotify Email Updated

Here are some tips to keep your Spotify email address current and avoid issues:

  • Use an email you‘ll always have access to – Avoid school or work emails that may be deactivated. Stick to a permanent personal email.

  • Add Spotify to your contacts – This ensures you receive Spotify‘s verification emails to confirm changes.

  • Periodically update your email – Don‘t wait until you‘ve lost access. Update your Spotify email occasionally as needed.

  • Use unique emails for Spotify and Facebook – Having separate emails allows you to update them independently.

  • Write down your Spotify login details – Store your username and password somewhere safe in case you ever need to recover access.

Following these best practices will make managing your Spotify email headache-free.

Step-by-Step Guide to Recover Hacked Spotify Account

Unfortunately, Spotify accounts do get hacked sometimes. If you notice unusual activity that indicates your account has been compromised, here are the steps to take:

1. Change your password – Log in and immediately reset your password to something completely new that you don‘t use anywhere else. This locks out the hacker.

2. Remove unfamiliar devices – Look under Account Settings and remove any devices or apps you don‘t recognize. The hacker may have added their own.

3. Run anti-virus software – Malware or keylogger viruses could have stolen your login details. Scan all your devices to remove anything suspicious.

4. Enable two-factor authentication – Add extra login security requiring both your password and a rotating six-digit code generated from an authenticator app.

5. Contact Spotify Support – Report the unauthorized access. Provide details for Spotify to investigate and secure your account.

6. Monitor account activity – Watch for changes over the next few weeks in case the hacker returns. Update your password periodically.

Staying proactive helps protect your account. Use strong unique passwords and be selective about password reuse. With some diligence, you can keep the tunes playing.

Warning Signs Your Spotify Account May Be Hacked

How can you tell if your Spotify account security has been compromised? Watch out for these common red flags:

  • You notice logins from new devices or locations you don‘t recognize

  • You receive password change or email change emails you did not initiate

  • Profile details like username, address, or password have been altered without your knowledge

  • Playlists in your library that you didn‘t create and unfamiliar music downloads

  • Your Spotify Premium subscription was upgraded without your authorization

  • Liked songs or playlists changed or deleted without you doing it

If you notice any suspicious activity like this, take action ASAP. Change your password, remove unauthorized devices, and contact Spotify Support about the issue.

Act quickly to secure your account before more damage can be done. Always be vigilant about using strong unique passwords and scanning devices for malware. Together we can keep our music and data safe.

Key Takeaways for Changing Spotify Email

To wrap up, here are the key things to remember when you need to change or update the email address on your Spotify account:

  • Use the Spotify desktop website, NOT the mobile app

  • Navigate to the "Edit Profile" page in your Spotify account settings

  • Delete the old email and enter your new address

  • Confirm the new email by clicking the verification link Spotify sends

  • Don‘t use an email tied to Facebook or another Spotify account

  • Reset your password if you lost access to your old email

  • Create a brand new Spotify account if you can‘t recover the previous one

  • Set up two-factor authentication for improved security

With this guide, you should now have the knowledge to smoothly update your Spotify account with a new working email address. I hope these steps and tips help you maintain access to all your playlists, albums, and artists!

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions. And be sure to check out my other Spotify tutorials. Happy listening!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.