How to Erase Duplicate Songs from an iPad

By Kefa Olang

Duplicate songs on an iPad not only consume volumes of system memory and disk space, they make it difficult to find the songs you want to play because they clog your media player's library. Duplicate songs are usually added when you accidentally sync multiple copies of the same songs or add them manually. Although duplicate songs can be annoying, getting rid of them is a quick process that takes minutes to complete.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

Step 1

Connect your iPad to your computer using the USB cable, then launch iTunes if it doesn't launch automatically. iTunes will only launch automatically if you configured it to do so when a device is connected.

Step 2

Click your iPad in the left pane under "Devices" in the iTunes panel.

Step 3

Click the "Summary" tab and click the "Manually Manage Music and Videos" check box. Click "Apply."

Step 4

Click your iPad under "Devices" again, then click "Music." The right pane displays a list of the songs on your device.

Step 5

Scroll down the list and check the duplicate songs you want to delete. Click the "Edit" menu and click "Delete" to remove them from your computer.