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How to Change Your Spotify Username: A Simple Guide

How to change Spotify username easily. On your premium account, change spotify display name and remove what spotify generates!

Today, we are going to share how you can change your Spotify username.

Spotify generates usernames automatically when you create an account, and they are typically a string of alphanumeric characters that are not easy to remember.

However, you can choose a customizable display name that's different from your username which can be more personal and recognizable by others.

This quick and easy guide will show you how to change your Spotify display name, step-by-step.

So without further ado, let's dive right in!

Changing Your Spotify Username

Your Spotify username, also referred to as your Spotify display name for your profile, can be edited at any time.

Here are four easy ways how to change your name on Spotify.

1. Using the Spotify Desktop Application

If you're not looking to link your Facebook account, you can change your display name:

  1. Open the desktop app and click on your profile image in the top-right corner.

  2. Click 'Profile', then click the three dots then 'Edit Profile', or just click on your profile name.

  3. Type in the new name you wish to use as your Spotify display name.

  4. Click 'Save' to update your display name.

2. Using the Spotify Web Application

If you utilize the Spotify web player via your internet browser, here is how to change your Spotify username.

  1. Open the Spotify web player and click on your profile icon in the top-right corner.

  2. Click 'Profile', then click on your profile name.

  3. Type in the new name you wish to use as your Spotify display name.

  4. Click 'Save' to update your display name.

3. On Mobile Devices

Changing your display name on Spotify mobile is also an option by following these steps:

  1. Open the Spotify mobile app on your device.

  2. Tap on the 'Home' tab, then click your profile picture icon in the top left corner of the Spotify app.

  3. Now, tap on the 'Settings and privacy' gear icon.

  4. Tap 'View Profile' at the top, then tap 'Edit'.

  5. Tap on your current name, input your desired new display name, and then tap 'Save'.

4. Via A Linked Facebook Account

If all else fails, you can always change your Spotify username to match your Facebook name.

To do this, you need to link your Spotify account to Facebook:

  1. Go to the Spotify desktop application.

  2. Click on the downward arrow next to your profile name to open the dropdown menu.

  3. Select 'Settings'.

  4. Scroll down to 'Social' and click on the 'Connect to Facebook' button.

  5. Enter your Facebook login details and follow the prompts.

Once your accounts are linked, your Spotify display name should update to your Facebook name.

The spotify search bar can find you great playlists or also be generating usernames. Easily select profile or the desired name.

Troubleshooting Username Changes

If you are still having issues, I would guess your Spotify profile is already connected to your Facebook.

In order to change your Spotify display name, you should disconnect from your Facebook account. Here's how to do that.

Username Linked to Facebook:

  1. Go to the desktop app or web app.

  2. Click on 'Profile', followed by 'Edit Profile'.

  3. Disconnect from Facebook.

  • After disconnecting, your username will revert to the system-generated name. (Typically a Spotify username random creation, or your name.)

Username changes will not affect your playlists, saved music, or followers.

Contacting Spotify Support

If you’ve encountered issues not solvable with the above methods, reaching out to Spotify Support is the next step:

  • Online Support Form: Fill out the contact form on Spotify’s website.

  • Be specific about your issues and requests for faster resolution.

  • Social Media: Message the official Spotify accounts on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Responses may be quicker through these channels.

  • Community Forums: Post your issue on the Spotify Community forums.

  • Other users may have insights or solutions based on similar experiences.

In Conclusion

Hopefully, this article was a painless explanation of how to change your Spotify username.

It's important to note that your displayed name is technically separate from your 'username' in Spotify's system. The displayed name is what others see on your profile and what you can change.

However, there are ways (as mentioned) to change how your name appears to others on the platform if the current one no longer suits your preference or personal brand.

Keep in mind that any changes to your displayed name won't affect your login credentials as your original username will remain active for signing in purposes.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Otherwise, we'll preemptively attempt to answer them ourselves, in the FAQ section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still here, huh? Oh well, I hope we can help you with some of the below Q & As.

Why can't I change my Spotify username?

If you can't change your Spotify username, you should try one of the four previously mentioned methods in order to change Spotify display usernames.

What steps do I follow to change my Spotify username on a PC?

You can change your Spotify username in either the desktop application or the web app. After logging in, click your profile photo for a dropdown menu, then click on 'Profile'. Then, click your username and enter your desired display name before hitting 'Save'.

How can I change my Spotify username from numbers to something else?

Spotify usernames can often get confused with a Spotify display name. Spotify is automatically generating usernames for new accounts daily. Therefore, your Spotify username, which is random numbers, is permanent and cannot be altered.

However, you can change your display name through the Spotify app’s settings by tapping on your existing display name, entering a new one, and pressing 'Save'. For a full tutorial on this process, check out our explanation above.

What should I do to find my Spotify username on mobile?

To find your Spotify username on mobile, go to your Spotify app, tap on 'Home', your profile icon, then the gear icon for 'Settings & Privacy'. Your username will be listed under your profile information, and here it can be edited your desired display name on mobile.

Can I change my Spotify username on an iPhone, and if so, how?

To change your Spotify username on an iPhone, open the Spotify app, tap on 'Home', then on your profile picture icon. From the dropdown menu, tap settings, then locate your Spotify profile name, select the 'Edit' button, type in your new display name, and tap 'Save'.

Is it possible to update the Spotify username on my iPad?

Like on iPhone, you can update your Spotify profile name on your iPad by going to the Spotify app. Then, tap 'Home', click on your profile picture icon, click 'Settings & Privacy', then tap your display name, and 'Edit'. After that, just change the Spotify display name, and confirm with 'Save'.

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