How to Find Your Spotify Username on Desktop/Mobile

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 7, 2022 4:06 PM.
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Hi everyone, since last night I've been trying to find my Spotify username to log into my account for well over half an hour of not finding any helpful information on the support website or any other website.

Spotify is an awesome music streaming platform, but sometimes it takes too much control over user profiles. If a user comes across Error Code 3 issue and needs a username to log in, it's always hard to find it.

But in the following parts, I'm going to show you how to find your Spotify username and make your Spotify listening experience a lot better.

Part 1. What Is Your Username on Spotify
Part 2. How to Find Your Spotify Username on Desktop
Part 3. How to Find Your Spotify Username on Mobile
Part 4. How to Use Your Username on Spotify
Extra Tip: How to Download Spotify Songs with Free Spotify Account

Part 1. What Is Your Username on Spotify

#1. What Is Spotify Username?

Your username is designed to identify you on Spotify. If you can't use your email address and password or the method you used to sign up e.g. Facebook, Apple or your phone number to log in to Spotify, you can choose to use your username to log in, as long as you remember the password.

#2. Can I Change My Username on Spotify?

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Technically you can't change your Spotify username for reasons. But if you're referring to the name every time you see on your Spotify home page, that's your display name. You can feel free to check another post to see how to change your display name on your devices.

Part 2. How to Find Your Spotify Username on Desktop

We've set out to find 3 options that you can use to find and view your Spotify username on both Windows and Mac devices. Pick up your current device to see how to see it.

    Option 1. Check Your Username in Your Account Overview
    Option 2. Check Your Username from Devices Stored Information
    Option 3. Check Your Username in the Your Account Data Download

How to Find Your Spotify Username on Windows/Mac

Option 1. Check Your Username in Your Account Overview

1. Open Spotify on your Mac or PC.

2. In the upper-right corner next to your display name, click on the chevron arrow.

3. Click Account on the dropdown menu, then you'll be direct to your Account overview on the browser.

4. Under your Profile, you can view your Username with a string of letters and numbers. You can use this name to log into your Spotify account and reset your password.

Option 2. Check Your Username from Devices Stored Information

If you are unable to log in to Spotify to access the page Your Account Overview, or you want to see other usernames you have logged in to Spotify before, you can find it from the information stored in your device. Spotify's addition data controls can be accessed from your device.

On Mac:

1. Open Finder on your Mac.

2. Click Go > Library in the menu bar. (You may need to hold the Alt key if Library isn't visible.)

3. Open Application Support > Spotify > Users.

4. All usernames you've logged into on this device will show under this folder.

On Windows:

1. In the lower-left corner of your PC home screen, click the Start icon > File Explorer > This PC.

2. Go to this location: Win 10 (C:) > Users > [Your Computer's Username] > App Data > Local > Spotify > Users.

3. All usernames you've logged into on this device will show under this folder.

Note: If you can't find the "App Data" file folder, choose either show this hidden item or open the Start menu instead to access %appdata%.

To show hidden items:

1. On top of the window, click View > Details > Hidden items.

windows show hidden items

2. Now repeat some steps to find Win 10 (C:) > Users > [Your Computer's Username].

3. You'll see the "AppData" file folder is shown.

4. Continue to find Local > Spotify > Users. You'll see all the file folders named after Your Username on Spotify.

To access %appdata%:

1. From the Start menu, enter %appdata% in the search bar.

app data folder windows

2. Go in to this %appdata% file folder. You are on Win 10 (C:) > Users > [Your Computer's Username] > Spotify > Users. You'll see all the usernames on Spotify here.

spotify username windows file folder

Option 3. Check Your Username in the Your Account Data Download

Spotify offers a useful tool called Download your data for Spotify users to request a copy of your personal data, including Account data, extended streaming history, technical log information. You can download the package of Account data to access your username.

Account data: Playlist, Streaming History (audio, video, and podcasts), Your Library, Search queries, Follow, Payments, User Data, Family Plan, Inferences, Voice Input, Podcast Interactivity, Episodes, Spotify for Artists.

1. On Windows or Mac, open the Spotify app > Your Profile icon (Chevron down icon) > Account. You'll be redirected to the page of Your Account Overview.

2. Go to the page of Privacy settings.

spotify privacy settings

3. Scroll down to "Download your data" section.

4. Under Account data, check the "Select Account data" option.

spotify account data

5. Scroll down to click "Request data" button. The package of Account data will need the preparation time of 5 days.

spotify account data waiting for confirmation

6. Once you request your data, please go to your email box which you use to log into your Spotify account and confirm your request to download the package of Account data.

download personal data request

7. After the preparation time of 5 days, you'll receive an email when the data file is ready, then you can see your user data to view your username.

spotify account data

Part 3. How to Find Your Spotify Username on Mobile

For mobile users, there're also 3 options here for you to find and view your username on Spotify. Pick up your current device to see how to see it.

    Option 1. Check Your Username in the Spotify App
    Option 2. Check Your Username in Your Account Overview
    Option 3. Check Your Username from Devices Stored Information

How to Find Your Spotify Username on iPhone/Android

Option 1. Check Your Username in the Spotify App

spotify mobile account username

1. On Android or iPhone, open the Spotify app for mobile.

2. In the upper-right corner, tap the Gear icon > Settings > Account.

3. You'll see your Username as well as the Email address you use to log in to Spotify.

Option 2. Check Your Username in Your Account Overview

You can also choose to use a browser to go to the page of Your Account Overview to access your username on Spotify. You'll need to log in to Spotify with your Spotify credentials.

1. On Android or iPhone, use a browser to go to Your Account Overview.

2. Log in to Spotify with your Spotify account you want to check the username.

3. Under your Profile, you can view your Username.

Option 3. Check Your Username from Devices Stored Information

On Android:

1. Connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable.

2. In your computer files, find and open Android > data > com.spotify.music > files > spotifycache > users.

3. All usernames you've logged into on this device will show under this folder.

Note: It's not possible to browse folders with your Android phone without connecting to a computer, but there are apps available that enable you to do so.

Part 4. How to Use Your Username on Spotify

You Username is more important than you think on Spotify. You can use your username to manage to do a lot of things on Spotify, such as to log in to Spotify or reset your password.

    Option 1. Log in to Spotify with Your Username
    Option 2. Reset Your Password with Your Username

Option 1. Log in to Spotify with Your Username

As stated, you can use your username to log in to Spotify platforms, e.g. Spotify app for desktop and mobile and Spotify Web Player.

Note: If you get your username from the devices stored information, please delete "-user".

log in to spotify username

Option 2. Reset Your Password with Your Username

You can go to the page of Password Reset to enter your username only to request to reset your password.

spotify password reset

Extra Tip: How to Download Spotify Songs with Free Spotify Account

Spotify uses an unchangeable username to define if you are a Premium user or not. If you're a free Spotify user, then you won't be able to access many Premium features including streaming songs offline. What if you are a free user and still want to play Spotify songs offline?

Here's the trick, with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your Spotify songs to your computer without Premium. Then you can play them without the Spotify app offline.

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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

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Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

select output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify Songs Offline

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can now play them on any media player offline without the Spotify app. And you'll never have to worry about losing your Spotify username anymore.

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