How to delete albums and songs from your iPhone and iPad

apple music app
Carlos Vega/Digital Trends
It may not be all that easy to get songs onto your iOS device, but it sure is very easy to remove them. You may want to delete songs you don’t like as you’re listening to them, or perhaps after checking your storage and realizing that your music is taking up too many of your precious gigabytes. Whatever your reason, follow this simple step-by-step guide on how to delete your music in iOS, so that you can clear out some space and make room for new tunes.

Deleting music through Settings

The aim here is to get to Downloaded Music within the Music section in Settings. There are two ways that you can get there.

Route #1

  1. Open Settings, and scroll down to Music.
  2. Once you’re in the Music settings, tap Downloaded Music.
  3. Tap Edit in the top right hand corner.
  4. Now you see the red minus signs to delete. You can choose to delete All Songs, or you can choose individual songs.

Route #2

  1. Open Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage.
  2. Under the Storage section, tap Manage Storage.
  3. Scroll down to Music.
  4. Tap Edit in the top right hand corner, and you can now choose to delete All Songs, or individual songs, by tapping the red minus sign.

Deleting music through the Music app

You can also delete songs within the Music app itself. If you have an iPhone 6S or later, you can delete songs, and albums, using 3D Touch. We realize not everyone has a 3D Touch enabled iPhone, and some may have their music on an iPad or iPod, so we will show you how to delete your music using 3D Touch, and also without using 3D Touch.

Deleting albums

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Go to Albums, and then tap the album you want to delete to open it.
  3. Tap the red circle icon more menu.
  4. Select Remove in the pop up menu.

Deleting albums using 3D Touch

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Go to Albums.
  3. Press down on the album art, and on the pop up menu, select Remove.

Deleting individual songs

  1. Open the Music appand go to Songs.
  2. Select the song that you want to remove. It will start playing.
  3. Tap the song at the bottom, and a pop up menu will open.
  4. Tap the icon that looks like three red dots more menu
  5. In the pop up menu, select Delete from Library.

Deleting individual songs using 3D Touch

  1. Open the Music appand go to Songs.
  2. Press down on the song you want to delete.
  3. In the pop up menu, select Delete from Library.

HMD may announce the U.S. release of the Nokia 6.1 Plus next week

It's shaping up to be a big year for HMD. After announcing five phones at MWC earlier this year, the handset manufacturer is reportedly bringing another budget phone, the Nokia 6.1 Plus, to the U.S.
Home Theater

The best MP3 player you can buy (and four alternatives)

Want to go for a run, but your phone is weighing you down? No worries. Can't fit your whole music library on your smartphone? Don't sweat it. Check out our list of the best MP3 players, and find one that works for you.

Here's how to use iTunes to make a customized ringtone for any iPhone

No one likes to pay for ringtones -- or anything else, for that matter. So hang on to your precious money and check out our comprehensive guide on how to make ringtones for an iPhone using iTunes.

Master your Sony Xperia XZ2 with these handy tips and tricks

While new Samsung and Apple phones get the lion's share of attention, Sony released three new flagships, the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, and the XZ2 Compact. Here are some of our favorite Sony Xperia XZ2 tips and tricks.
Social Media

Spice up your Instagram videos by adding your top tunes to the soundtrack

Have you ever taken a beautiful video, only to have it ruined by some jerk in the background yelling curse words? Here's a list of apps you can use to add your own music to Instagram posts.

A subway passenger may have snagged a shot of the upcoming Pixel 3 XL

It hasn't been too long since Google launched the Pixel 2, but it's already gearing up for the next iteration, the Google Pixel 3. Here's everything we know about the upcoming phones so far.
Product Review

Sony's underwhelming XZ2 Premium makes a better camera than a phone

Sony’s third flagship phone of 2018 is its first to ever feature a dual-camera lens. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium can capture ultra-low-light video far better than the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 9, but is it worth the high cost?

Newly leaked photos show a fully functioning Motorola One Power

Many of us have come to know and love Motorola's extensive lineup of budget phones. But Motorola makes some pretty awesome midrange smartphones as well. And it looks like we're about to see its next phone, the Motorola One Power, very soon.

How to find a lost phone, whether it's Android, iPhone, or any other kind

Need to know how to find a lost phone? Here, we’ll help you locate your lost or stolen phone using both native and third-party apps and services, whether it’s a smartphone or an older variety.

The OnePlus 6T could launch on T-Mobile in October, report says

According to a recent report, the launch of the OnePlus 6T could be different from any other OnePlus launch in history. How? It could have the backing of a major U.S. carrier. The report notes that the phone could launch on T-Mobile.

Apple’s rumored entry-level MacBook may appear in September starting at $1,200

Apple may reveal new products in September including an entry-level 13-inch MacBook based on Intel’s seventh-generation processors. Apple originally intended these units to rely on Intel’s now-delayed 10nm “Cannon Lake” processors.

How much is Spotify Premium, and how can you get it at a discount?

Having access to millions of songs comes at a price -- albeit, a pretty small one. Before you figure out how much is Spotify Premium going to cost you, you’ll want to see if you qualify for a discounted (or even free) subscription.

AirDrop makes sending files to Apple devices easy -- here's how

Want to send files or photos to your friends when you're standing directly beside them? Instead of texting or emailing, why not learn how to use AirDrop? Here's everything you need to know about using AirDrop on both iOS and MacOS.

Save up to $900 with the best smartphone deals for August 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $900.