How to Delete a Playlist on Spotify 

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January 18, 2024

Spotify offers an extensive catalog of millions of tracks and episodes, spanning a wide range of music genres for you to enjoy. To enhance your music listening experience, one of the most effective strategies is to create playlists tailored to different moods and situations. Spotify offers a user-friendly interface for playlist creation, simplifying the task of crafting personalized collections. You can initiate a playlist with any song and easily search and add tracks to it. As a result, over time, you might find your Spotify filled with too many playlists. To prevent cluttering your Spotify library, you may need to remove playlists that are no longer necessary. In this article, we will guide you through the process of deleting a playlist on Spotify.


How to Delete a Spotify Playlist on Mobile Devices

Spotify makes it straightforward to delete the playlists created by the user. Follow these steps to delete a Spotify playlist on your Android or iOS:

  1. Launch the Spotify app on your mobile device, and click “Your Library” at the bottom.
  2. Tap “Playlists” at the top of the screen to see all your playlists. Then find and tap the playlist you wish to delete.
find a spotify playlist on mobile

  1. On the playlist page, tap the three dots icon to launch the menu.
  2. Scroll down and select “Delete playlist”.
  3. Confirm to delete the playlist.

How to Delete a Spotify Playlist on a Desktop

Deleting a Spotify playlist on a web browser or the desktop app is similar to that on mobile. Go to “Your Library” and find the playlist you want to delete. Tap on the three dots and select “Delete” to remove the playlist from your library.

three dots and delete playlist

How to Unfollow/Remove a Playlist on Spotify

You cannot delete playlists created by other users in your library such as “Top Tracks of 2022” and “Today’s Top Hits”. You can only remove or unfollow such playlists.

To remove or unfollow a playlist, select the playlist in Your Library and use either of the two ways below:

Method 1. Tap on the Heart icon to unfollow the playlist.

Unheart Spotify Created Playlist

Method 2. Tap the three dots and select “Remove from your library“.

Remove Spotify Playlist

A message will show on the bottom confirming that the playlist is “Removed from your library.”

How to Recover Deleted Playlists on Spotify

Spotify allows users to recover deleted playlists but with a time limitation. If you deleted a playlist within the last 90 days, you can get it back with the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Spotify account page.
  2. Click Recover playlists in the side menu.
  3. Click Restore by the playlist you want to recover.
  4. Open Spotify and find the restored playlist at the bottom of your playlist collection.
Recover Deleted Spotify Playlist

How to Keep your Spotify songs after deleting the playlist?

Spotify keeps all your playlists and downloads in your Spotify Library. If you want to have a neat library by deleting unnecessary playlists while retaining the playlist songs on your device, you can try a smart Spotify music downloader — Pazu Spotify Converter.

Pazu Spotify Converter is designed to cater to both Spotify Free and Premium users, allowing you to download Spotify songs, playlists, and albums for offline listening. It efficiently extracts Spotify music and converts it into various formats, including MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and AAC.

With Pazu Spotify Music Converter, you can enjoy Spotify Premium features even with a free account, save downloaded tracks on your device forever, and easily transfer them to other MP3-compatible devices for added convenience.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts with either Spotify’s free or premium account.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Rename Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, etc.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

Now, let’s learn how to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download and convert Spotify songs with a free subscription from the following tutorial.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install, and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

spotify converter

2. Choose the output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select the output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files, and more.

spotify song format

3. Select Spotify music

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, albums, playlists,s or podcasts you want to download. Click the Add to List button to load all songs in the album or playlist, and uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

select spotify music
add to download list

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click the Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking the below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

download spotify songs

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.