How to Remove Explicit Content From Playing on Your Spotify Account

Spotify settings

We know how awkward it can get when you play explicit content from your Spotify or music player in an inappropriate setting. Whether you’re an individual, with members of your family, or at work, you may want to trust Spotify with their recommendations – especially if you’re the DJ. This is why you have the option of turning off explicit content so you can comfortably play only appropriate songs in your car or at functions. 

Spotify prioritizes user experience and so they built a very quick way to filter out all explicit content from playing on your account. It’s also super easy to turn it back on once you’re back in your safe space. Since the default settings automatically allow all songs to play, you’d have to manually turn it off. In this article, we’ll be showing you how to remove explicit content from playing on your Spotify account. Keep reading to find out more.

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Remove Explicit Content on an Individual Account

  • Open your Spotify App
  • On the homepage, tap on the Settings icon located at the top right of your screen
  • Tap on ‘Explicit Content’ from the menu
  • Switch the toggle off to turn off explicit content

For Family Accounts

If you manage a family Spotify account, you can turn off explicit content for specific members of the family. To do this;

  • Log in to the Spotify Family Page
  • Tap on Premium family from the menu on the left
  • Click on the member you’d want to turn off for
  • Switch on ‘Remove Explicit Content’

Do note that not all explicit content is guaranteed to be removed. This is because Spotify can only tag content based on the information they get from right-holders. So if you do notice that a song hasn’t been tagged properly, simply report it immediately. You can do this by;

  • Tap on the three dash icon on the track
  • On the menu, tap on ‘Report Abuse’
  • Then on the webpage, it’ll open you can select the explicit content it depicts.

 Also, not all explicit versions of songs have clean versions. You can search for song titles with the search bar to find the clean version of a song. Clean versions will not have the ‘E’ tag beside them. We hope you’ve found this article useful. Do let us know how easy it was for you to switch off explicit content with this guide in the comment section below. You can also share this post with friends and family who might just need it.


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