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.
Computing

Don't use streaming apps? These are the best free players for your local music

Rather than using music streaming apps, you may want something for playing your local music. Good news! There are some good alternatives. These are the best media players you can download for free on Windows.
Computing

Want to make one hard drive act like two? Here's how to partition in Windows

If you don't want all of your files stored in one place but only have one drive to work with, partitioning is your best way forward. Here's how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10, step by step.
Computing

Converting files from MKV to MP4 is quick and easy. Just follow these steps

MKV files have their place, but if you would rather convert your videos from MKV to MP4, there are two methods we consider the best and most efficient for getting it done. In this guide, we'll walk you through them step by step.
Computing

Protecting your PDF with a password isn't difficult. Just follow these steps

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step-by-step, whether you're running a MacOS or Windows machine.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Mobile

How to choose the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone or tablet

If you need some extra storage space and your device supports it, then a MicroSD card is an obvious place to start. Here, we look at what to consider and suggest some of the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone.
Mobile

Tumblr for iOS vanishes from App Store, possibly due to inappropriate content

Tumblr for iOS is currently only allowing searches in Safe Mode, and it is not available on the App Store. The speculation is that the app's disappearance had something to do with inappropriate content.
Mobile

Common Kindle Fire problems, and how to fix them

Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? Is it refusing to behave the way you expect? Take a deep breath -- everything will be fine. Here are some widely reported Kindle Fire problems and a few possible solutions to go with them.
Deals

All the best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small…
Mobile

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablet now has its own keyboard cover and dock

Barnes & Noble recently launched its largest mobile device to date, the Nook Tablet 10.1. Now the company has released a couple of accessories designed exclusively for the new Nook: A keyboard cover and a charging dock.
Deals

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for November 2018

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.
Deals

Save up to $850 with the best smartphone deals for November 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 $850.
Mobile

Apple applies for a patent on a wrap-around iPhone display

Previously, Apple was awarded a patent for a foldable phone, and the company has been rumored to be working on one. But it's not at all similar to other concepts. Here's everything we know about a folding iPhone.
Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…