Whether you need to free up some space by deleting music on your iPhone or are just tired of a song or artist, there are times when you want to delete some of the music on your iPhone. It is Depending on your iOS version, you may be able to delete single music track, albums, or entire artist libraries. If you are having difficulties for deleting songs from your iPhone, iPad then you can use iTunes to re-sync and get rid of the songs you don’t want on your Apple Device its gonna be very easy as like you sync your iPhone notes with iCloud.
⇒ Quickly Deleting Songs, Albums, and Artists on your iPhone
1. Turn off iTunes Match.
Like most people all over world have never turned on iTunes Match, you can skip this step if your turned it off already. iTunes Match is a paid streaming service for your iPhone music app, and can make it difficult to determine which music you actually have stored on your device or music app. Music that you haven’t downloaded cannot be deleted.
Tap Settings → iTunes & App Stores → iTunes Match. Make sure that it is toggled off.
2. Hide your undownloaded music.
Return to Settings app → Music → Show All Music → Turn the slider off.
This will hide music that has not been downloaded to your Music app or your apple device but it is associated with your iCloud account. Hiding this music will make deleting the music stored on your apple device much easier
Note: Un-downloaded music cannot be deleted.
- As a precaution, you may also want to log out or turn off of Home Sharing, as this has caused problems for some of people when trying to delete music from there iPhone Music app .
3. Open the Music app.
Some versions of iOS Like iOS7 will allow you to delete songs only, some versions Like iOS6 will allow songs and albums, some Like iOS8 will allow songs, albums, and artists. If your version doesn’t allow you to delete something, you must delete all the Music directly via Apple Music app.
4. Delete a song via Music app
To delete an individual song you should following these steps.
Navigate to it in the Music app → Swipe from right to left on the song → Reveal Delete button → Then tap the Delete button to remove the song
- You can’t swipe songs that are the located on your iCloud account but haven’t been downloaded. These are indicated you by a small iCloud download icon on the right side of every song. You will need to hide these by toggling off “Show All Music” in the “Music” section of the Settings app.
- If you cannot swipe the songs and there is no iCloud icon, then there may be a problem with the song. The quickest way to fix this issue is to use iTunes to resync your music.
- Songs are all you can delete on certain versions of iOS.
5. How to Delete an album via Apple Music app
If you want to delete an entire album on iPhone via Music app.
Select → Albums → Swipe Album right to left → Swipe for Delete Button → Tap Delete
Then select Albums from the bottom menu you may have to tap “More…” to find it. This will open the Album view. Swipe album you want to delete from right to left side to reveal the “Delete” button. Then Tap this to delete the whole album.
- You cannot swipe an album if any of the song on the album are located on your iCloud account but haven’t been downloaded yet. If you can’t swipe the album, then it means that the some or all of the album is not actually on your device it is on your iCloud account.
Note: It’s for specific versions, So Albums cannot be deleted from all versions of iOS.
6. Delete all songs by an Artist
Select → Artist button → Swipe Artist → Swipe for Delete Button → Tap Delete All Songs by Artist
Select Artists from the bottom menu. Then Swipe the artist that you want to remove all the songs by from right to left side. This will reveal the “Delete” button. Tap this button to delete all songs by that artist.
- You cannot swipe artists if any of their songs are not located on your device and located on your iCloud account but haven’t been downloaded.
- There is no indication about above mention on the “Artists” menu, so if you can’t swipe you’ll need to check which of that artist’s songs aren’t downloaded on your device.
Note: It’s for limited versions, So Artists cannot be deleted from all versions of iOS.
7. Delete stubborn songs (Delete All Songs at Once via Music app)
If there are songs that are just won’t delete or that you cannot swipe no matter what you do, you may be able to get rid of them for this purpose you should deleting all of your music.
→ Open “Settings”
→ Tap “General”
→ Tap “Usage”
→ Tap “Manage Storage” in the “Storage” section
→ Tap on “Music” app
→ Tap on “Edit”
→ Tap on the delete button that appears next to “All Songs”.
8. Resync your library using iTunes
if you are still having problems for deleting Music on your iPhone Device. Then Syncing your iPhone with iTunes and resetting the music app on your device may help remove lingering songs that you can’t seem to delete.