How to Delete Songs from iPod or iPod Touch

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Myra Updated on Apr 12, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You can easily and conveniently add songs to your iPod or iPod Touch with iTunes, but when it comes to how to deleting songs, it seems that there is seldom a direct way to do that. "How to remove songs from my iPod?", people ask. If you have the same question, then you are at the right place, whether you want to delete music from your iPod/iPod Touch with or without iTunes, or you want to delete songs from your iPod/iPod Touch forever, or deleted songs from your iPod/iPod Touch, but keep them on your computer, then, 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 your computer, like transferring music from computer to iPad. It's no different in this case. If you just want to remove music from your iPod/iPod Touch playlist, but keep them in your iTunes Library for 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 your computer and start "iTunes". (If iPod isn't showing up in iTunes, then, follow these fixes for the iPhone not showing up in iTunes problem.)

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

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

Step 4: Tap on "Music" in 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, then, 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 the 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 them to Trash means deleting them forever.

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

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

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

Since iPod Touch can delete songs directly from the device, unless you want to remove songs forever, there's no need to use iTunes to delete music from your iPod Touch. You can do it using "Music" App or "Settings" App.

With "Settings" App:

Step 1: Open the "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 want to delete.

With "Music" App:

For iPod Touch running iOS 8.3 or earlier:

Step 1: Launch the "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 running iOS 8.4 or later:

Step 1: Launch the "Music" App.

Step 2: Click the songs you want to remove.

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

Delete songs from iPod/iPod Touch - tip 3

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