How to Change Spotify Password

Introduction

If a hacker breaks into your Spotify account, they could easily access sensitive information such as your address, birthdate, and credit card information. As a result, it’s a good idea to change your Spotify password on a regular basis. It’s important to note that you can’t change your Spotify password through the Spotify mobile app, and you can only change your password through the Spotify website. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Change Spotify Password

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to Spotify.com. Log into your account if prompted. You’ll land on your Spotify home page.
  2. Click the “Menu” icon at the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then click “Account” in that menu. The Account screen is displayed.
  3. Click “Change Password” in the menu on the left side of the screen. The Change Your Password screen is shown.
  4. Enter your current password in the Current Password field, and then enter your new password in both the New Password and Repeat New Password fields. Click “Set New Password” when you’re done. A message will appear on the screen that your Spotify password has been updated. Also, you’ll get an email from Spotify notifying you that your account password has been changed.

5 Reasons to Change Spotify Password

1. Suspected Account Breach

Changing your Spotify password is crucial if you suspect your account has been breached. Hackers may gain unauthorized access to stream music, modify playlists, or access personal data linked to your account. An immediate password change can help prevent further unauthorized use. It also ensures that any sessions opened on other devices are logged out. Look for signs like unexpected playlists or recently played tracks that you don’t recognize. Implementing a stronger, unique password helps safeguard your account against future attacks. Regular password changes are recommended as a preventive security measure.

2. Forgotten Password

Forgetting your password is a common reason to reset it. Without the correct password, accessing your Spotify account becomes impossible. This can be frustrating, especially if you rely on Spotify for daily entertainment or have curated playlists. Resetting your password allows you to regain access and restore your listening habits. It’s a simple process that involves verifying your identity through your registered email address. Once completed, you can create a new password. Choosing a memorable yet secure password is essential to prevent future lockouts. Additionally, consider using a password manager to keep track of your credentials securely.

3. Routine Security Practice

Regularly updating your Spotify password is a good security practice. It minimizes the risk of unauthorized access and keeps your account secure. Changing your password every few months can thwart potential hackers. It’s particularly important if you use the same password across multiple sites. If one site is compromised, others are at risk too. A unique, strong password for Spotify reduces this risk. This practice also keeps your personal and payment information safe from cyber threats. Incorporate numbers, symbols, and both upper and lower case letters in your new password.

4. After Sharing Login Details

If you’ve shared your Spotify login details with someone, changing your password afterward is wise. You may have shared it with friends or family to collaborate on a playlist or for temporary access. However, to maintain control over your account, reset your password once they no longer need access. This ensures that no one else can change your account settings or subscription plans without your consent. It also prevents any accidental or unauthorized changes to your playlists. A new password keeps your account private and under your control.

5. Device Loss or Theft

If you lose a device or it gets stolen, changing your Spotify password is important. The device may still be logged into your Spotify account. This poses a risk of unauthorized access by whoever has the device. Changing your password will log out of all devices, including the lost or stolen one. This protects your personal information and playlists from being accessed or altered. It’s also wise to review any active sessions through Spotify’s account settings and end those you don’t recognize. A quick password change can provide peace of mind in such unsettling situations.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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