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How to Show the Login Icon in the Header on Shopify

Published 4 April 2022

Last updated on 7 December 2022

It’s really quite simple to show the login icon on your store’s website. By default when you create a Shopify store, the login icon is not live on the site’s header. You will need to go into the settings to enable them. I will show you a way to do this super quick.

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Shopify+ (Plus) stores

Shopify has a different method for Shopify Plus stores. This will show a login link in the header of the online store and on the checkout page.

  1. Go to “Settings
  2. Go to “Checkout and accounts
  3. Enable the option “Allow customers to log in from online store and checkout
Allow customers to log in from online store and checkout

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Step 1 – Go to your Shopify settings

Settings shopify

Step 2 – Go to Checkout

Click the Checkout setting.

Checkout button

Step 3 – Go to the ‘Customer accounts’ box & select your setting

You will be presented with 3 options:

  1. Don’t use accounts – disables the login icon
  2. Accounts are optional – enables the login icon
  3. Accounts are required – enables the login icon

By default on older stores, Shopify has the ‘Don’t use accounts‘ option checked. This is what has disabled the login icon from showing in your store’s header.

Choose either option 2 or 3 on whichever suits you best. I would always recommend using the option ‘Accounts are optional‘ so customers aren’t forced to make an account. Unless of course, your store requires them to make an account for a specific reason.

Select the account option



It’s as simple as that. Now your login icon will show and your customers can easily find how to access their accounts! If you’re interested, check out our other Shopify tutorials, our experts cover everything!


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Will is a professional Ecommerce Shopify expert (7 years experience) & a professional Filmmaker/Video Editor (17 years experience). Now living between the Isle of Man & Brighton, UK. Highly experienced in Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Shopify, WordPress & SEO. Owner of Teckers, Bounce Color, Stunt Camera Crew & more.

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