How To Stop Spotify From Opening On Startup – Mac

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Do you get annoyed when apps like Spotify, Chrome, etc. open automatically and run at system startup? You have come to the right place. Here we discuss how to stop these apps from running on Mac startup.

We understand cloud services, antivirus programs, Apple Mail and a few other essential apps need to run at boot time. But why does Spotify – music streaming service start? I hate when apps in a sneaky way add themselves to auto-login.

And when out of all the apps, Spotify is the one it’s annoying. Not only this, when you are unable to locate it in the Login Items, list System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items, but things also get bad.

Well, it’s not that I hate Spotify because of it. It’s just that I don’t like it to start automatically at system startup. Therefore, I looked for a solution to fix this problem and, in this article, we are going to discuss that.

Quick Way to Disable Spotify From Mac

To prevent Spotify and other apps from launching at startup, you can use an app called TuneUpMyMac. This app lists down the programs that automatically run on your Mac. Besides this, it offers other modules like – Uninstaller, Privacy module, Duplicate cleaner, and a lot more.

  • To use it, you need to download and install TuneUpMyMac.
  • Launch it
  • Click Startup App. Let is scan the system to populate the list of installed apps
  • Next, you look for Spotify and disable.

To learn it in detail, you need to read further.

Now, let’s learn how to stop Spotify both manually and automatically.

How to remove Spotify from Startup (Manually)

1. Launch Spotify.

2. For this, open Finder > Applications > double click Spotify.


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3. Click Spotify menu > Preferences.


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4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Show Advanced Settings


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5. Here look for Startup and Windows Behaviour option.

6. Click the drop-down menu next to it and select No.


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7. Quit Spotify

This will stop Spotify from opening on Mac startup.

In addition to this, you can even check if any of its corresponding entry is listed under Login Items. To learn that move to the next step.

Disabling Spotify from running at Startup via System Preferences

1. Click the Apple logo > System Preferences.


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2. Hit Users & Groups.


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3. In the new window that opens click the padlock to make changes.

4. You’ll now be asked to enter the admin password.


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5. Now, click the Login Items tab.

6. Look if Spotify is listed. Select it and hit ‘-‘ at the bottom of the screen.


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7. This will remove Spotify from the login items list on Mac.

8. So, using the above manual steps, you can stop Spotify from launching at startup.

How to prevent Spotify from opening on Mac using TuneUpMyMac

To stop Spotify from launching at system startup using TuneUpMyMac, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download and install TuneUpMyMac on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the app > Startup Apps.

Step 3: Here, look for Spotify and click Remove. This will disable Spotify from running at Mac startup.


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That’s it. Spotify will now not run when you startup Mac.

So, this was all. The above steps will help stop Spotify from opening at startup. In addition to this, if you are facing issues with Mac-like:

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