To delete music stored on your iPhone, follow these steps:
If you’re new to iPhones, or have never needed to delete music from your iPhone before, it may not be immediately apparent how to delete songs or albums from your device. Do not fear, though! In this article, we’ll guide you through 4 easy ways in which you can remove music from your iPhone.
Why would I want to delete music from my iPhone?
32GB may seem like a never-ending source of storage when you first purchase your iPhone. In reality, though, when you start saving music, photos, videos and apps to your device on a daily basis, this storage space is soon eaten up.
Even if storage isn’t an issue for you, it may be that you’re just not that into that album that you bought all those years ago, and want to delete it from your iPhone.
Another reason would be if you have duplicated songs on your iPhone which you are tired of hearing over and over when shuffling.
Whatever your reasons for deleting music from your iPhone, I’m confident that one or all of the methods in this guide will help you to do so.
Disclaimer: Before deleting music from your device, or syncing your iTunes library with your iPhone, we highly recommend backing the device up using iTunes or a third party software. You can create a backup of your iPhone by connecting it to iTunes > click your device icon > click “Back up Now”.
Alternatively, you can use a third party software such as TouchCopy to transfer all of your iPhone music to your PC or Mac, or directly into your iTunes library.
If you only wish to get rid of certain tracks or albums from your iPhone, this is the method for you:
If the previous method was too slow for you, or if you wish to start from scratch by removing all of the music currently stored on your iPhone, you’re in the right place.
To delete all music from your iPhone, follow these steps:
If you prefer to use iTunes for your music management, you can remove music stored on your iPhone through the program.
Here’s how to delete songs from iPhone using iTunes:
Our final guide is how to only delete duplicated music on your iPhone. If you think you have more than one copy of a song on your iPhone, the song will play more often when shuffling songs, and will also take up unnecessary space on your device.
Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to find which of your tracks are duplicated directly from your iPhone, so the use of a computer is necessary. Once your duplicates have been removed by iTunes or third party software, you can sync your cleaned library with your iPhone, ensuring that your iPhone’s library is the same as your iTunes library.
The quickest way to find and remove these duplicates, with the most control, is by using a trusted third party software such as Tune Sweeper.
Tune Sweeper is an application for PC and Mac computers which will analyze your iTunes library for duplicate songs, and delete them for you automatically.
To delete duplicate music in Tune Sweeper:
Once you’ve deleted all of your duplicate music from iTunes, you can go ahead and sync your iTunes library with your iPhone.
If you have a little extra time and patience to find and remove your iPhone duplicates, you can use iTunes’s inbuilt functionality. iTunes does a great job of listing the duplicate music in your library, however, it does not provide any help in deciding which files to remove, which Tune Sweeper can intuitively and automatically do.
To delete duplicate music in iTunes: