How to Delete iPhone Songs

By Tyson Cliffton

Unless you want to keep a song on your iPhone forever, odds you'll need to delete it from your device at some point. You can remove songs you're tired of having pop up in your rotation, or you can delete songs on your iPhone to free up space for other media, such as movies, images or apps. Delete songs from your iPhone through iTunes on your computer.

Step 1

Connect one end of the USB cable that came with the iPhone to the computer and the other end to the phone.

Step 2

Open iTunes.

Step 3

Click the drop-down arrow to the left of the name of your iPhone beneath "Devices" on the left side of the program window.

Step 4

Click "Music." A list of the songs on your iPhone appears on the right side of the program window.

Step 5

Right-click the name of the song you want to remove, and then click "Delete." To delete multiple songs multiple songs, hold down the "Ctrl" key and then click to select the songs you want to delete. After you've selected all of the songs you want to delete, right-click one of the highlighted songs and then click "Delete." The songs are deleted.

Step 6

Click the name of your iPhone beneath "Devices," and then click "Sync" in the lower-right corner of the program window to begin syncing your device.

Step 7

Click the "Eject" icon to the right of the name of your device beneath "Devices" after the "iPhone sync is complete" message appears at the top of the screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Deleting a song from your iPhone doesn't remove it from your iTunes library. You can reload the song to your device at any time from the iTunes library.

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