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How to Delete Songs from iPod or iPod Touch

2017-05-15 15:09:15 Posted by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers 3 ways to delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch easily, enabling you to have a free control of your playlist.

You can easily add songs to your iPod or iPod Touch with iTunes conveniently, but when it comes to how to delete songs, it seems that there is seldom the direct way to do that. "How to remove songs from my iPod?", people ask. If you have the same question, here you are at the right place, whether you want to delete music from your iPod/iPod Touch with or without iTunes or whether you want to delete songs from your iPod/iPod Touch forever or deleted songs on iPod/iPod Touch but keep them on your computer. This guide is suitable for you.

Part 1: How to delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch with iTunes

With iTunes, you can manage your iOS content from computer like transferring music from computer to iPad. It's no exception in this case. If you just want to remove music from your iPod/iPod Touch playlist but keep them in your iTunes Library in case of future use. Follow the next steps.

Method 1: To delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch but not from iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPod/iPod Touch to computer and start "iTunes". (iPod isn't showing up in iTunes? Follow the fixes to iPhone not showing up in iTunes to have a try.)

Step 2: Click the iPod/iPod Touch icon on the interface and click "Summary" on the left panel.

Step 3: Choose "Manually manage music and videos" among the options.

Step 4: Tap on "Music" on the left panel.

Step 5: Select the songs you want to remove and then click "Delete".

Delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch - method 1

If you’re sure that you don’t need some songs anymore. Follow the next steps to delete songs from your device forever.

Method 2: To remove songs from iPod/iPod Touch and iTunes

Step 1: Run "iTunes" on your computer.

Step 2: Click Music icon, choose "My Music", list your music by "Songs".

Delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch - method 2 - step 1-2

Step 3: Select the songs you want to delete and click "Delete". When the window with the question "Do you want to move the selected songs to Trash or Keep it in the iTunes Media Folder" pops up, choosing to move to Trash means deleting them forever.

Step 4: After you sorted out the songs, connect your iPod/iPod Touch with your computer and use iTunes to sync music from your computer with iPod/iPod Touch. If you find there is something wrong during the syncing process, learn what to do from the solutions to iTunes won't sync to iPhone.

If you don’t have iTunes available and you are with an iPod Touch, the next tip is for you.

Part 2: How to delete songs from iPod Touch without iTunes.

Since iPod Touch is enabled to delete songs directly from the device, unless you want to remove songs forever, there’s no need to use iTunes to delete music from iPod Touch. You can make it through "Music" App or "Settings" App.

Through "Settings" App:

Step 1: Open "Settings" App and go to "General".

Step 2: Choose "Usage" and tap on "Manage Storage".

Step 3: Go to "Music" and click "Edit".

Step 4: Select the songs you don’t want and delete.

Through "Music" App:

For iPod Touch with or earlier than iOS 8.3:

Step 1: Launch "Music" App.

Step 2: Click the songs you want to remove.

Step 3: Slide right until the "Delete" option appears and choose "Delete".

For iPod Touch with or later than iOS 8.4:

Step 1: Launch "Music" App.

Step 2: Click the songs you want to remove.

Step 3: Tap on "..." next to the song, click "Delete" and make the confirmation about the deletion.

Delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch - tip 3

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