How to Delete Songs on an iPod Touch

By Contributing Writer

With its touch-screen interface and slick graphics, the iPod Touch is one of the most popular MP3 players on the market today. But even though the technology is more advanced than older iPod models, the basic functions are still the same. So if you have the need to delete songs from your Touch, either to clear up space on the device or because you simply don't want the music, the process is almost as simple as it is on first generation iPod models. Here's how to do it.

Step 1

Open iTunes on your computer and plug in your iPod Touch via the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port.

Step 2

Check the "Manually manage music and videos" box under the "Summary" tab in the left hand side of the iTunes window. This box should be listed under "Devices."

Step 3

Highlight the iPod Touch icon (also listed under "Devices") by clicking on it, then click the arrow just to the left of the icon.

Step 4

Select "Music" from the drop-down menu and click on it. The songs on your Touch will appear in the main content window of iTunes.

Step 5

Click on the songs you wish to delete and press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. You can also right click on your mouse and scroll down to the "Delete" option to delete the songs.