Skip navigation

remove song from iPhone that isn't on iTunes playlists

58 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2014 7:32 PM by Howard Brazee RSS
Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 16, 2014 7:32 PM

I was using the search function of my iPhone to find a song to play and I saw a second, similar song which should not be there.   I plugged it into my Mac and checked the playlists that are synchronized, and that song isn't on them.    So I next went to my music app on my iPhone and checked each playlist that I synchronize and didn't find it there.   So I checked the Genius Playlist and found it there.   Apparently I have a bunch of songs a Genius playlist that doesn't show up on my iTunes  (I have some unchecked Genius mixes).   It's tough enough organizing songs to fit on my iPhone that I don't want extra songs taking up space.


I also have two "Purchased" playlists, one empty and the other with songs.   I tried selecting the unwanted song and swiping it away without success.    I *did* get rid of the two "Purchased" playlists that way and intend to do the same thing with the "Genius Playlist", but thought I would check here first.   Is it possible to delete just one song from that playlist?    How did that song get there?



Somehow I had a bunch of obscure albums checked to be synchronized, but not this one.   I wonder if those were from free Starbucks' songs.


My iPhone is 4S, and all of my software is current.

iPhone 4S, Other OS, IOS 7


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.