How to Delete Songs Off the iPod

By Krystle Vermes

The way we listen to music has been revolutionized since Apple released the original iPod in 2001. Eight years later, a handful of different versions of the iPod have been released, and there is a model suited for everyone. Although iPods now have videos and games, they still have one main purpose: music. The mechanics of the iPod have remained relatively the same throughout its evolution, and the iTunes program has made it easy for anyone to use. Adding and deleting songs is simple on any generation of the iPod.

Step 1: iTunes

The easiest way to manage your iPod is by using the iTunes program. Launch iTunes. The iTunes program may automatically launch itself once you plug your iPod into your computer with the appropriate Apple USB cable.

Step 2: Locating the Song

You should be able to view your iPod under "Devices" on the left sidebar. Here, you can see and manage your music library. You can organize your music by artist, name, album or genre by clicking any one of those buttons at the top of the Library window. This will make it easier to sort through your music and find which songs you want to delete.

Step 3: Deleting the Music

When you have found the song you wish to delete from the iPod, click on the file to highlight it. Press the "Delete" key to remove it from the device. If iTunes is on default settings, it will ask you to confirm that you want to delete the song from the device. Once you have confirmed this action, the song will be removed.