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Spotify account hacked? Here’s how to get it back

Spotify account hack scare? Change that password before the hackers hit a wrong note.
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October 11, 2023

A Spotify account hack puts your playlists, personal data, and the safety of other linked accounts at risk. In this guide, we’ll walk you through getting back your hacked Spotify account and provide tips to help you secure your account from future attacks.

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If you suspect a Spotify account hack, immediately reset or change your password to regain control and block unauthorized access. To reduce your Spotify account’s vulnerability, use a strong and unique password, preferably with a password manager, so you don’t need to memorize it.


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How to get back your hacked Spotify account

You can get back your account by resetting or changing your password. Follow these steps to change your password:

  1. Visit your Spotify account page and log in.
  1. Scroll down and tap on Change password under Security and privacy.
  1. Input your existing password in the Current password box, then your desired password in the New password and Repeat new password boxes.
  2. Tap on the Set new password button to finish.

If you are locked out of your account, you can reset your password with the email you used to register. Follow these steps to reset your password:

  1. Visit the Spotify Password Reset page.
  1. Enter your Spotify account’s username or the email you registered with.
  2. Tap on the green Send button to get the password reset link.
  1. on the Reset password link in your email and follow the prompts.
  1. After inputting your new password twice, tap on Send, and you’re done.

To ensure that unauthorized devices are logged out, go to the Sign out everywhere section from your Spotify Account Overview page.

You can go to the Manage apps section from the overview page to revoke access to any unfamiliar or suspicious applications.

How to prevent someone from hacking your Spotify account

Usually, the main reason behind a Spotify account hack is using the same password on various websites. You can reduce the likelihood of a hack with a strong and unique password.

Avoid easily guessable passwords like your birthday or favorite things, and go for a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A password manager can help you generate and store complex passwords so you have a unique one for every online account without remembering them.

Also, periodically check the apps with access to your Spotify account and revoke permissions for any you no longer use or don’t recognize. Finally, watch out for suspicious emails or messages that ask for your Spotify credentials, as Spotify will never ask for your password via email.

Frequently asked questions about hacked Spotify accounts

To find out if someone has hacked your Spotify account, look out for the following:

  • A Spotify login notification from an app or device you don’t recognize.
  • An unrecognizable recently played music on your Spotify home page.
  • Your password is not working, even when it’s the right one.
  • Missing or new playlists that you don’t remember creating.
  • A sudden change in your Spotify subscription plan.

If you notice any of these, follow the steps above to regain your hacked Spotify account.

No, Spotify has never been hacked. However, hackers use an attack that involves testing a username and password that works for one website or application on other sites and apps, known as credential stuffing. This method allows hackers to access Spotify accounts, so using a strong, unique password will make your account more secure.