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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device iOS devices
I've always wondered how to delete music off of an iOS device running 5.0.x, which can be a pain what with iCloud downloading music to your iOS device, and then adding the same song a second time when syncing with iTunes.

When in the Music app on the iOS device just swipe like you would for deleting basically anything on an iOS device and you'll get the option to delete the song. If you have a bunch of songs you want to delete this will take some time to to but at least now you wouldn't have duplicates thanks to the new features of iCloud downloading the song and then iTunes syncing another copy of the song on the same device.

[crarko adds: The standard method for deleting line items in iOS comes to music.]
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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device
Authored by: pwsloss on Feb 16, '12 08:41:28AM

The same iOS procedure works for items in lists in Videos, as well as iBooks.



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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device
Authored by: condoom on Feb 16, '12 11:36:40AM

This is a useful tip. I always thought that it wasn't possible to delete my music from my iOS 5.0.x and that was a little bit annoying. Thanks for this solution abi1i.



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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device
Authored by: Zettt on Feb 17, '12 12:09:59AM

I find it also useful to delete just all music if I have too much music on my device and don't want to go through my library on my phone. It's just quicker to delete everything and then re-download the stuff I want to have on my phone.

Go to Settings → General → Usage → Music and then swipe where it says All Music. Then tap delete.



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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device
Authored by: ehahn on Feb 17, '12 05:19:44AM

Will the deleted item show up again after the next sync?

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iOS 5: Deleting music on the device
Authored by: Mister Ed on Feb 22, '12 07:19:14PM

When you are viewing a Playlist, swiping on a song title (in either direction) will start playing the song instead of displaying the Delete button.



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