How do I delete music from iTunes

Delete music, movies, and TV shows from your device

Remove content you've downloaded onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Android device.

Delete music and music videos

  • Use the Apple Music app or the Settings app to delete music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Use the Apple Music app to delete music from your Mac or Android device.

Delete items in the Apple Music app

  1. Open the Apple Music app and find the item that you want to delete. When you see the download icon next to the object, it is stored in the cloud and not on your device. Objects stored in the cloud do not take up any space on your device.
  2. On the Mac, hover over the item and click the More Options button that appears.
    On your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, press and hold the item that you want to delete.
  3. Tap or click Remove.
  4. Select "Remove" or "Remove Download" from the menu that appears. Alternatively, you can select "Delete from Library" to remove the item from all of your devices on which you use Apple Music.

Delete music in the settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General, then tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll to Music and tap it.
  4. Swipe left on an artist, album, or track. To delete all of the songs, swipe left on All Songs.
  5. Tap on "Delete".

Learn more about deleting purchased music

If you've deleted a song from your device and don't want it streamed to your device or displayed in the cloud, hide the song.

If you used your computer and a USB cable to manually sync the music or music videos with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, turn off syncing.

Delete movies and TV shows

  • Use the Apple TV app or the Settings app to delete videos you've downloaded onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Use the Apple TV app to delete videos that you've downloaded onto your Mac.

Delete items in the Apple TV app

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Tap or click "Library".
  3. Delete an item from your Mac by hovering over the item and clicking the "More Options" button and then click "Remove Download".
    To delete items on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Downloaded, then swipe left on the item. Now tap on "Delete" and then on "Delete download".

Delete movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in Settings

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General, then tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll to and tap TV, then tap Check Apple TV Downloads. If you don't see "Check Apple TV Downloads", you haven't downloaded anything to your device.
  4. Find the movie, show, or episode you want to delete, swipe left on it, and tap Delete.

Your movies or TV shows cannot be deleted

When you see the download icon next to the object, it is stored in the cloud and does not take up any storage space on your device. If you don't want the item to appear in the cloud, hide the item.

If you've used your computer and a USB cable to manually sync the movies and TV shows with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, turn off syncing.

Rental films are automatically deleted at the end of the rental period.

Delete apps and other media

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