How to Recover a Deleted Spotify Playlist

Richard Ellison

We’ve all been there—you spend hours curating the perfect playlist, then, disaster! You’ve deleted it. Whether you’re trying to recover an awesome mix from your personal collection or someone else’s public playlist that you follow, there’s still hope.

In this The Awesome Mix Guide, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to recover your Spotify playlists and your groove back!

How Long Are Deleted Spotify Playlists Recoverable For?

If you’ve deleted your Spotify playlist, you needn’t worry too much about rushing to recover it. Spotify keeps records of your deleted playlists (and playlists from those you follow) for 90 days, giving you up to 3 months to retrieve it.

Step By Step Guide

Below we’ve detailed the steps that you’ll need to take to get back your deleted playlists

Go to Spotify’s Website and LogIn 

The first thing you’ll need to do is head over to Spotify’s website and log into your account. 

Find the Deleted Playlist in Your History 

Once you’re logged in, click on the “Recover playlists” tab in the menu on the left-hand side of the page. This will bring up a list of all of the playlists that have been deleted from your account—including ones that you may have deleted yourself, as well as any public playlists that have been deleted by their creators. 

To retrieve a deleted playlist, simply click on the “Restore” button next to the relevant entry.

What To Do If You Can’t FInd Your Deleted Spotify Playlist

If you’ve followed the step by step guide and still weren’t able to recover your playlist, as long as it hasn’t been 90 days or more since you deleted it, there may still be an opportunity to recover it. 

Try Logging in With Another Account

Before panicking too much, double check that you have logged in using the right account. If you share a device with a friend or family member, there’s a chance that they may have logged in to their account, and your playlist is still safely stored on your own login. 

Alternatively, if you have multiple Spotify accounts, use your other email to log in and see if the playlist is still there.

Get in Touch with Spotify Support 

If you can’t find the deleted playlist you’re looking for using the steps above, your only other recourse is to reach out to Spotify support and ask for help. You can contact them by clicking on the “Contact support” link at the bottom of this page. Be sure to include as much information about the playlist as possible (e.g., its name, when it was created, etc.) so that they can try to track it down for you.

How to Prevent Accidentally Deleting Playlists in The Future 

One way to avoid having to go through all of this hassle in the future is to make sure that you never accidentally delete a playlist again. To do this, simply go into your Spotify settings and enable the “Confirm before deleting playlists” option under the “General” tab. 

With this feature turned on, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up window whenever you try to delete a playlist, giving you one last chance to change your mind before it’s gone for good.

Final Thoughts on Recovering Deleted Spotify Playlists 

Losing a Spotify playlist can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. With just a few clicks, you can recover just about any deleted playlist. So next time tragedy strikes and you lose your jams, don’t despair—just follow this guide and you’ll have them back before you know it.