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I can’t upgrade from free to a student account

I can’t upgrade from free to a student account






(iPhone 11 Pro Max)

Operating System

(iOS 13.1)


My Question or Issue

Hi Spotify

I have been using Spotify for free for a few months now and would love to upgrade to a premium account. Since I am a student I want to upgrade to the student subscription, but whenever I do so, I get this notification: "not able to go through with student premium cause you already had a 3 month trail period." It is true that I have already had a trial period for a regular Spotify premium subscription, but that doesn’t mean I can’t upgrade and pay for a student subscription right? 

Thanks for helping me I would really appreciate it!



4 Replies

Hey @L4r41, thanks for reaching out to the Community!


If you've already tried Premium for 3 months, you should be able to get Premium Student, without a trial offer. 


Could you try getting Premium Student by going to your account > Change Plan? From there, you'll see an option to change from Free to Student. 


Let me know how this goes 🙂

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It still doesn’t work, I still get that same notification every time I try. I have always been very happy with Spotify, so I really would love to upgrade. Is there any other solution? 

Kind Greetings


Hi @L4r41,

thanks for keeping us posted !


I would suggest opening an incognito window, logging into your Spotify account and in the same window head here.

This should be a work around for you to subscribe to the Premium for Students.


If that link doesn't do the trick, you can also give it a try and use this one in the same window.


Let me know how it goes 🙂

Unfortunately it didn’t work... I even tried making a new account and see how it goes from there, but even then I get the same notification...
Greetings LR

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