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iTunes Match - Delete Downloaded Songs from iPhone

14292 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2013 12:18 AM by sbb1979 RSS
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)

    Tracks can not be deleted from the cloud on an iOS device. Only from iTunes.

  • KDLovesJD22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay. I went into ITunes on my phone and I'm in the "more" area, I press "music", and it gives me a list of artists and there's "recent purchases" and "all songs", which of those do I press? I know that these are just the songs I get from ITunes but I looked at my list and these are songs that I want to keep. I tend to vary to buy songs by my computer and phone. I'm afraid if I delete the ones on my phone I might have to buy them again and that's a lot of money. I'm afraid to make mistakes on this and not do anything that I could regret. I know it's human to make mistakes every now and then but this is a phone. I don't have my life on it or anything. I'm not that kind of person to my phone. I just don't want to do anything regretful. The ones I'm trying to delete are from iCloud, iMatch, or whatever it is from my mom, sister, or dad and I don't know whose it is. As I said my phone just got updated and I'm new to the entire thing. I'm not quite familiar to the match or cloud. What should I do or not do?

     

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  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)

    I'm afraid I do not understand what you want to do. As I have said in previous posts it is not possible to delete tracks from iTunes Match on an iOS device. That can only be done in iTunes on a computer. The area of the iTunes app on your phone you describe is for DOWNLOADING only.

  • Red Rotor Calculating status...

    To delete songs that your iOS device had downloaded(played) from iTunes Match simply swipe from right to left along the song. If the song had been downloaded there will be no download arrow visible. Once you swipe a delete button appears, press to delete. Note that the song remains listed and available to download again as you are only deleting the song from your device & not from iTunes Match(iCloud).

    If you want to delete the song from iCloud then you'll need to login to iTunes on a computer, select the song(s) you want to remove and tap the backspace key. Note the check box asking if you want to delete from iCloud as well. Check this box and click OK.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)

    Not in iOS 6.

  • fulani Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    When I swipe across a song, nothing happens. Literally nothing.

  • Red Rotor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 3:01 AM (in response to fulani)

    Yes Michael is correct when he says not in iOS 6 as fade2black111 has on their iPhone 4s. Unless you turn off iTunes match then you can swipe away on any song shown. When your done, turn back on iTunes Match and the fun begins again. That feels like a step back in ease of use to me.

  • sbb1979 Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to Red Rotor)

    There is actually a much easier way to delete all the music from your device (I use iTunes Match, so wanted to clear all downloaded music to free up some space):

     

    Go to Settings -> General -> Usage.

     

    In the "Storage" section tap wher it says Music and you'll go to a new screen.

     

    Tap "Edit" in the top right corner - this will show the "Delete" button next to Music.

     

    Delete and confirm. You'll now have cleared all of the downloaded music from your device but will not have done anything to the iTunes Match music stored online, so you can download it all again as you like.

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