Why Won’t Spotify Let Me Sign In?

Sometimes, no matter how many times you punch in your username and password, Spotify just won’t let you in. This guide has all the tips and tricks to fix those pesky Spotify login issues, covering everything from internet problems to app glitches. These fixes work on iPhones, Androids, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and even Teslas.

Why Can’t I Log In to Spotify?

Most login issues stem from internet connection problems or a hiccup with the Spotify app or device. Using the wrong username or password is also a common mistake, as is trying to log into the wrong app by accident.

How to Fix It When You Can’t Log In to Spotify

  1. Use Spotify Connect: Instead of logging in directly on your smart TV or console, open the Spotify app on your phone, hit the Connect or Devices option, and choose your device. This logs you in automatically.
  2. Turn off Airplane Mode: Airplane mode kills all Wi-Fi and cellular connections, so make sure it’s off. The location of this setting varies depending on whether you have an Android or iPhone.
  3. Turn off Wi-Fi: If you’re on a phone, switch off Wi-Fi and use your mobile data instead. Sometimes the Wi-Fi network is down or too crowded.
  4. Double-Check Your Login Info: Make sure your username and password are correct. A tiny typo can keep you out.
  5. Check Your App: Ensure you’re actually using Spotify. It’s easy to open the wrong app by mistake.
  6. Try Another Login Method: Use Facebook, Google, or Apple to log in. Maybe you never used a password in the first place. Give each option a shot.
  7. Fully Close the App: Don’t just minimize Spotify; close it completely, wait a few seconds, and then reopen and try again.
  8. Reset Your Password: On the login screen, click “Reset Password” or “Forgot your password” to get a new one emailed to you. This works even if you can’t log in with Facebook or Google.
  9. Update Spotify: If nothing works, you might need to update the app. Use the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android.
  10. Update Your OS: An old operating system might have security issues affecting your connection. Update your Android or iPhone OS.
  11. Restart Your Device: Sometimes, a simple reboot of your phone can fix the problem.
  12. Clear Cached Data: On Android, clearing cached data can help. You can also reset cached content on iPhones and iPads.
  13. Reinstall Spotify: Delete the app and reinstall it.
  14. Use Spotify Web Player: If the app’s acting up, open Spotify in a web browser instead.

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What to Do When You Can’t Log in to Spotify on PS5 or Xbox

If you can’t log in on your console, open Spotify on another device and select Connect to a device, then pick your console from the list. Ensure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

What to Do When You Can’t Log in to Spotify on Tinder

The Spotify feature on Tinder can be buggy. If it disconnects, reconnect it the usual way. If it’s still not working, it’s probably a Tinder server issue, so wait it out.

What to Do When You Can’t Log in to Spotify on a Tesla

To fix Spotify in a Tesla, reset the screen by holding the two scroll buttons on the steering wheel for 10 seconds. You can also try logging out and back in, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular, or casting Spotify from your phone.

What to Do When You Can’t Log in to Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is just a paid upgrade, so you log in with the same username and password as the regular app. No separate account or app is needed.


How do I log in to Hulu with Spotify? You need a Spotify Premium Student with Hulu account. Confirm this on your Hulu account’s payment info page.

How do I log in to Showtime with Spotify? Showtime used to be included with Spotify Premium Student, but it’s now part of Paramount+. There’s no direct integration, but Paramount+ offers student discounts.

What is my Spotify username if I log in with Facebook? After logging in with Facebook, go to your Account page, click More (three dots) under your name, and select Copy Spotify URI. Paste this somewhere to see your Spotify username.

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John Miller


July 8, 2024