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How to Delete Songs from iPod/iPod Touch

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Adding music to the iPod seems easy, but deleting songs from the iPod doesn't since Apple doesn't offer the option to delete songs in bulk. To help you and those who want to delete a song(s) from the iPod touch, we collect some practical ways to do it. Whether you want to remove songs from iPod but keep them on the computer or want to delete them forever, you can find your solutions here.

Part 1. Delete Songs from iPod Directly

To remove songs from iPod/iPod touch without a computer, you have two options - the “Music” app and the “Settings” app. You can delete songs one by one in the “Music” app which is a time-consuming task. Or you can delete all songs in the “Settings” app.

Remove songs from iPod via the Music app

For the iPod touch running iOS 8.3 and earlier:

Open “Music” app > Select “Songs” > Find the song you want to remove > Slide to the right until the “Delete” button appears > Tap the “Delete” button to remove the selected song.


For iPod Touch running iOS 8.4 and later:

Launch the "Music" App > Click the songs you want to remove > Tap on "..." next to the song > Click "Delete" and confirm the deletion.

Remove all songs from iPod via the Settings app

Launch “Settings” on your iPod/iPod touch, head to “General” > “Usage” > “Manage Storage” > “Music” > “Edit” > Click the red minus icon > Tap “Delete.”


Part 2. Delete Songs from iPod with EaseUS MobiMover

Whether you want to remove a song or a bunch of songs, this free iPhone transfer software, EaseUS MobiMover can help you do it easily. It can help users delete various files on iDevices including music, messages, photos, etc. It also enables you to transfer files between two iDevices, download videos for free, and backup data on your iPhone.

It performs well in deleting files with the following advantages:

  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
  • Securely delete individual files or whole folders from iPod touch.
  • Works for all iOS devices and compatible with the latest iOS 14.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and Mac.

To delete songs from iPod with EaseUS MobiMover:

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS MobiMover for Mac on your computer > Connect your iPhone to your Mac, start EaseUS MobiMover > Go to choose the "Content Management" on the left side of the screen > "Audio" > "Music."

How to delete music on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2. Select the music you want to delete. (You can either choose to delete all items by clicking the "Select All" or delete specific items by choosing a single item) > Click the trash icon. 

How to delete music on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3. Then a new window will pop up asking for confirmation. Click "Yes" to delete music on your iPhone in seconds.

How to delete songs on iPhone - Step 3

Part 3. Delete Songs from iPod but Keep Them in iTunes

iTunes is a free digital media player for Mac and PC. It can help you manage files on your iDevices. So you can also use it to remove songs from iPod. If you want to delete the songs from iPod but keep them on iTunes for future use, you can follow the operations below:

Step 1. Connect your iPod/iPod Touch to your computer and launch "iTunes."

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."


Part 4. Delete Songs from iPod and iTunes Library

If you want to delete music from both iPod and iTunes library, you can erase the music in the iTunes library, then sync the iTunes with your iPod. By doing this, it will erase the music from your iPod as well. Here are the operations:

Step 1. Launch the iTunes on your computer, tap the “Music” mark > select “My Music” > select the songs you want to delete from the list > tap “Delete from Library” to remove them.

Step 2. Connect your iPod to the computer, tap the device icon > click “Music” under “Settings” > select “Sync Music” > select the checkbox next to different items based on your needs > click “Apply.”


Bonus Tip

“I deleted music from iPod by using iTunes but I just found that the music remains on my iPod, it is weird. What happened?”

If you have encountered the same problem, the reason may be that you haven’t turned off “Sync with this [device] over Wi-Fi” on iTunes. It will automatically sync iTunes with your iPod when your device is plugged into power and connected to the same Wi-Fi with iTunes. Just check it and turn off it to avoid automatic syncing.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, you can delete songs from iPod via the four methods offered in this post. Whether you're planning to delete one song or all songs from your iPod, you can find your solution here. If you find this post useful to you, don't forget to share it with someone who needs help.

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