Spotify blocked by Google Smart Lock

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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Google Smart Lock is Google’s password manager that will automatically log you into a website or an app that you want to use.

Although this feature sounds great, few users reported issues while using Google Smart Lock and Spotify. Apparently, Smart Lock can’t log users into Spotify, but there’s a way to fix that.

How do I turn off Google Smart Lock on Spotify?

1. Remove your Spotify password from Google Smart Lock

  1. Visit Google’s Smart Lock page.
  2. Enter spotify in the search field and click on Spotify from the search results.
    search google smart lock google smart lock spotify
  3. Click the Delete button.
    delete saved password google smart lock spotify
  4. Now open Spotify again, and enter your password.

2. Turn off Smart Lock and change your Spotify password

  1. Go to Google’s Smart Lock page.
  2. Click the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner.
    settings google smart lock google smart lock spotify
  3. Now disable Auto sign-in feature.
    auto sign in google smart lock spotify
  4. After doing that, log in to Spotify in your browser.
  5. Go to the Account section and change the password.
  6. After changing the password, enable Auto sign-in in Google Smart Lock.

Several users reported that this method worked for them, so be sure to try it out.

3. Change your location

  1. Log in to your Spotify account in a web browser.
  2. Click the Edit profile button.
    edit profile google smart lock spotify
  3. Now scroll down to the Country section and change it so it matches your current country. Click on Save profile.
    change coutnry spotify google smart lock spotify

Keep in mind that this applies only if you’re using a free Spotify account. With a free Spotify account, you can use the service 14 days in a different country.

4. Check your email

  1. Check your email for any Spotify security messages.
  2. If you got a message asking you to reset your password, be sure to open it and follow the instructions.

Sometimes there might be unrecognized attempts to access your account, and your account would then be temporarily locked, so it’s advised to check your emails and reset your password.

Google Smart Lock is a solid password manager, but users reported issues with it and Spotify.

To fix these issues, try removing Spotify from the Google Smart Lock, or disable Smart Lock temporarily and change your Spotify password.

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