How to Delete a SoundCloud Account and Erase Personal Data

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How to Delete a SoundCloud Account

There are many music streaming services available, and SoundCloud has a lot of competition from other big-name services such as Spotify. It also has a unique product offering: user-generated music mixed with recognized mainstream artists. If SoundCloud isn't your cup of tea, you may find yourself wondering

Then again, you may have forgotten that you ever set up a SoundCloud account in the first place. If you don’t remember your username or password, this makes deleting your account more complicated. It's not impossible to delete your account at this point, but you might need help.

Deleting any open online accounts that you are not using is one way to protect your personal data and prevent ID theft. To keep you protected, DoNotPay makes it easy to delete your accounts, even if you don't remember your login details. DoNotPay has helped many people delete old, unused accounts including Facebook, Instagram, PayPal, and more.

How to Delete Your SoundCloud Account on Your Own

When you first look at the instructions indicating how to , it seems pretty easy. There are three steps:

  1. Log in to your SoundCloud account.
  2. Go to Account Settings.
  3. Click "Delete account" at the bottom of the page.

Of course, you must be signed in to do this. If you've forgotten the password, you can go through the password retrieval process, which involves accessing the email you used to set up the account. 

If you've canceled your email account, the best option for deleting your SoundCloud account is to reactivate the email address. If this cannot be done, SoundCloud claims it will try to help, but only if they can confirm that you are the actual account holder.

In other words, deleting a SoundCloud account on your own can be simple if you have access to a computer and your login details. If this doesn't work, it can quickly get complicated.

Ways to Delete Your SoundCloud Account

SoundCloud has limited the number of ways that you can delete your account. Here are the methods that can work:

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Reasons to Delete Your SoundCloud Account

There are many reasons people want to delete their SoundCloud accounts. It may be that you don't like the mix of music content. You might want to stop your monthly subscription fees (which can also be stopped by editing your plan). Maybe you're trying to clean up any accounts you have opened on the internet.

The most important reason to delete your SoundCloud account if you aren't using it is that people cannot prey on your personal information if it isn’t available to them. SoundCloud fully deletes all of your personal data when you delete your account. This is also why it is important to be sure that you want to delete it, as previously uploaded content may not be retrievable.

What Are the Issues You Might Run Into When Deleting Your SoundCloud Account?

One issue that you might run into when deleting your SoundCloud account is that you cannot do it on an iOS or Android app. You have to find a laptop or desktop computer to accomplish an account deletion.

Once your account is "deleted," it may actually sit in a queue for quite some time before being deleted. This can be frustrating, as you have to continuously check to make sure the deletion was successful.

Additionally, your URL and display name may still show up on a Google search. Sometimes there is an acceptable lag time for Google to detect that changes have occurred. If the company does not remove you from its search results, you may have to fill out a public removal form. 

How DoNotPay Helps Delete SoundCloud Accounts

There is a much easier way to delete your SoundCloud account, and that is by using DoNotPay. First, DoNotPay can help you with password retrieval, regardless of whether you want to delete your account. However, if you do want to go ahead and delete it, here are the steps:

How to Delete Your SoundCloud Account Using DoNotPay

If you want to delete old accounts but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay. 
  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more. 
  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers. 
  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc. 
  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership. 
  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords. 
  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Using DoNotPay takes the headache out of deleting your SoundCloud account. You don't have to worry about the problems that might arise during the account verification and deletion process because DoNotPay takes care of it. DoNotPay’s goal is to help people solve problems.

Other Accounts DoNotPay Can Help You Delete

SoundCloud isn’t the only account you can delete with DoNotPay. All your account deletion needs can be solved a quick and easy way, including:

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