Spotify

Although Spotify is mainly used on mobile devices, many users prefer to use the music streaming service on their PC/Laptop. On Spotify for desktop, you get the same feature and audio quality.

However, the problem that users often face after installing Spotify on their PC is that the app opens itself automatically. By default, the Spotify desktop app is set to open at startup. That simply means, even if you are not using Spotify, it will start & run in the background all the time.

If you have a low-end PC, you might like to disable Spotify’s automatic startup option. Preventing Spotify from starting up automatically at startup might even decrease the bootup time and increase the system performance.

List of 3 Best Methods to Stop Spotify From Opening on Startup

Hence, this article will share a few best methods to stop Spotify from opening automatically at Startup. Let’s check out.

1. Change the Startup Behaviour

On the Spotify app, you need to change the Startup and window behavior option to prevent Spotify from opening on startup. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First of all, launch the Spotify app on your desktop/laptop.

Stop Spotify From Opening on Startup 1

2. Next, click on the three-dots as shown below and select the Edit option.

select the Edit option

3. On the Edit option, click on the Preferences.

Preferences

4. On the Preferences page, scroll down and click on the Show Advanced Settings option.

Show Advanced Settings

5. On the next page, scroll down and find the Startup and Window Behaviour section.

Startup and Window Behaviour

6. You need to click on the drop-down menu for ‘Open Spotify automatically…’ and select ‘No

select 'No'

That’s it! You are done. This will stop Spotify from running automatically during the Startup.

2. Disable Spotify via Task Manager

In this method, we will use the Windows 11 Task Manager to stop Spotify from opening automatically. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. First of all, click on Windows 11 search and type in Task Manager. Open Task Manager from the list.

Open Task Manager

2. On the Task Manager, switch to the Startup tab as shown below.

switch to the Startup tab

3. Now, you will see a list of all apps that runs on the Startup. Right-click on the Spotify and select ‘Disable

select 'Disable'

That’s it! You are done. This will prevent Spotify from running automatically during startup.

3. Stop Spotify from running in Startup via Settings

In this method, we will utilize Windows 11’s Settings app to prevent Spotify from running automatically at the Startup. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 Start menu and select ‘Settings

select 'Settings'

2. On the Settings page, click on the Apps option.

click on the Apps option

3. On the right pane, click on the Startup.

click on the Startup

4. Now, you will see all Startup apps. You need to find the Spotify app on the list and toggle the switch Off.

toggle the switch Off

That’s it! This will disable Spotify’s Automatic Startup on Windows 11.

It’s pretty easy to disable Spotify’s Automatic Startup on Windows 11. We have shared three methods; you can use any of them to prevent Spotify from starting automatically. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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