6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2007 3:58 AM by turingtest2
Kellye Mac Level 1 (0 points)
Good Afternoon~
I finally got an iPod and synch'd it to i-tunes successfully! Problem is, I didn't want ALL of the songs in my iTunes to be on the iPod.

Can I delete certain songs from my iPod or do I have to restore and start over?

Respectfully Submitted,

Kellye Mac
  • ryan-l Level 1 (0 points)
    You need to change your iTunes settings to allow you to manually manage the songs on your iPod.

    This way you just click and drag the songs you would like on your iPod rather than constantly having your iPod updated with your entire library.
  • Kellye Mac Level 1 (0 points)
    So, do I need to wipe my iPod clean to do that?
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 (61,790 points)
    There are various methods of transferring different songs to different iPods with a single iTunes library.

    One is to manage the songs manually.

    With this setting, you can drag and drop songs/playlists etc onto the iPod from iTunes, and also delete and/or edit songs which are currently on the iPod without affecting the iTunes library.

    If you wish to keep the convenience of automatic sync, then you could set the iPods to sync with "selected playlists". This setting can be found in the iPod summary screen under the 'music' tab. With this setting, different playlists can be transferred and later deleted from each iPod without affecting any playlists stored in iTunes or the playlists on the other iPods.

    Also, on the 'summary' main page you will see the option to "only sync checked items". With this setting selected, if you remove the check marks from any songs in iTunes, they will not be transferred to the iPod. You can restore the check mark if you want to put the songs back on the iPod at a later date.

    Be aware that when playing songs in iTunes, any songs that do not have a check mark against them will be skipped over and will not be played.
  • Kellye Mac Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your help!
  • mike.frontier Level 1 (0 points)
    well I have the same problem. Now I understand what you mean about checking/unchecking things to prevent them from being transferred, but all I want to do is delete some of the songs that are currently ON my iPod, but NOT from my iTunes library. I have a few duplicate songs. If I uncheck them from my library and click SYNC, will iTunes remove those songs that I have unchecked??
  • turingtest2 Level 9 (64,850 points)
    mike.frontier wrote:
    If I uncheck them from my library and click SYNC, will iTunes remove those songs that I have unchecked??

    Yes, unchecking a track will remove it from the iPod during sync provided you have the *Only sync checked items* option selected. The tracks remain in the iTunes library and can be played if indivually selected. When you are playing a playlist that includes some unchecked tracks iTunes will skip over those tracks as it mvoes from one tune to the next.