How to Reset Your SoundCloud Password

It might so happen that you’re on your computer one day, looking to listen to some neat new tunes on SoundCloud… when you draw a complete blank as to what your account password was.  Fortunately, there’s no need to panic.  You can get a new password for your SoundCloud account by following five easy steps below.

I forgot my SoundCloud password!  What do I do?

  1. Go to in your web browser and click Sign In.

    Button to sign into SoundCloud

  2. When the sign-in pop-up menu appears, click Forgot Your Password.

    Forgot SoundCloud password button

  3. On the next screen, click in the box labelled “Your Email Address or Profile URL” and type in either the email address that you used to sign up for SoundCloud, or the Internet address of your profile page on SoundCloud (if you can remember it).  Then click Send.

    Send yourself an email to reset your SoundCloud password

  4. SoundCloud will send you an email with a hyperlink inside that will let you reset your password.  Go to your email client, log in, and click the message from SoundCloud titled “Request to Change [Your Username]’s Password on SoundCloud” to open it.  Then click the blue hyperlink inside that says “Click Here to Change Your Password”.

    Link to reset your SoundCloud password

  5. You will be taken to a screen where you can choose a new password.  Click in the box labelled “Type Your New Password” and type in a new password that you’d like to use for your SoundCloud account.  Then click in the box labelled “Type Your New Password Again, To Confirm” and type in another copy of your new password.  Finally, click Save.

    Form for resetting your SoundCloud password

You should now have access to your SoundCloud account again, which should have a new password protecting it.  If you’d like, you can check out our How to Manage Passwords tutorial for some tips on how to remember your passwords more easily in the future.  Enjoy using SoundCloud again!

How to Change Your SoundCloud Password

Making sure that your SoundCloud account is secure is important, for a couple of reasons.  For one thing, depending on how much you’ve filled out your profile and played around with your settings, your SoundCloud account contains personal information and ways to access your other social media accounts.  For another thing, it may also include music that you’ve created and shared, which you may have had to upgrade your account to put on SoundCloud in the first place.

You really don’t want those details and benefits being used by a stranger, so having a strong password is crucial for keeping your account safe.  SoundCloud has a few tips for how to make a strong password, but our How to Make a Strong Password tutorial has detailed explanations and examples.

To change your SoundCloud password:

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click the three dots in the top-right corner, and then click Settings in the menu that drops down.

    Access your SoundCloud settings

  3. When you reach your “Settings” menu, click Account.

    Select your SoundCloud account settings

  4. Under “Password”, click the button that says Send a Reset Link.  This will cause SoundCloud to send you an email with instructions on how to change your password.

    Button for changing your SoundCloud password

  5. Go to your email client and log in.  Look for the email from SoundCloud titled “Request to Change [Your Username]’s SoundCloud Password” and click it to open it.  Then click the blue hyperlink labelled “Click Here to Change Your Password”.

    Link to change your SoundCloud password

  6. A new screen will appear where you can change your password.  Click in the box labelled “Type Your New Password” and type in the new password that you’d like to use for SoundCloud.  Then click in the box labelled “Type Your New Password Again, To Confirm” and type in a second copy of the new password that you just picked.  When you’re done, click Save.

    Form for changing your SoundCloud password

Your SoundCloud account is now equipped with a new (and hopefully stronger) password!  We hope you continue to enjoy your use of SoundCloud!

SoundCloud Data Usage

Your data usage on SoundCloud is a product of the quality of the audio files that you listen to (higher quality means more data used) and how much time you spend listening to songs. Most songs on SoundCloud are decent-quality MP3s that are around 3.5 minutes long, so they take about 5 megabytes to stream.

As an example, if we assume that you have a 10-gigabyte-per-month data cap, if you used the Internet solely for streaming songs from SoundCloud, you could listen to about 1,000 songs per month, or 33 songs per day.

What is data usage, and why should I care about it?

“Data usage” refers to the amount of digital content (in terms of computer memory) that you transfer back and forth between the Internet and your computers or mobile devices.  It is usually measured on a per-month basis, and the company that supplies your Internet connection may impose a limit on your monthly data usage.  If you exceed this limit, your Internet service provider may charge you extra money on your next Internet bill, or even temporarily slow down your Internet speed.

How does SoundCloud’s data use compare to other services?

The good news is that audio files take up much less computer memory than video files.   This means that you won’t be using nearly as much data as you would with a service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, or YouTube.

The not-so-good news is that SoundCloud seems to be on the higher end of the data usage scale when it comes to audio-streaming services.  It doesn’t use as much data as some services, such as Spotify, but it does use more data than others, such as 8Tracks and Pandora.

Managing your (SoundCloud) data

Of course, chances are that you won’t be using the Internet just for SoundCloud, or someone else in your household may be using SoundCloud while you’re doing something else on the Internet.  Therefore, it’s important to be able to figure out how SoundCloud fits into your monthly data budget.

Our advice would be to contact your Internet service provider (check your monthly Internet or telecom bill to find out what that company is) and ask about how much Internet data you use per month, and/or if you have a monthly limit on data use.  Another good idea would be to use a program or website like to sort out roughly how long you use the Internet for various things each month, and then decide from there whether you need to cut back in certain areas or not.


That’s a bit of information about how much data SoundCloud uses!