11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2010 5:58 PM by Allan Sampson
MamaMarie Level 1 (0 points)
How can I rename or delete music that I have downloaded to my IPhone4?

Dell, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    The only way is through the iTunes sync process. With your phone connected, iTunes running, File>Transfer Purchases, to get it into your iTunes library. Once there, you can un-check it, then sync to remove it from your phone.
  • Veneror Level 1 (0 points)
    Is there NO OTHER WAY? Before, for years, on my iPod Ive been able to manually delete songs from it. Why would you not be able to do that now?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Which iPod allowed you to delete songs direct from the iPod without using iTunes?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1855
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,032 points)
    "Is there NO OTHER WAY? "

    There is no other way.

    " Why would you not be able to do that now?"

    This is not a feature of the iphone, I'm not sure that this is a feature on any ipod.

    You can manually manage music on the iphone ( like an ipod). Meaning you can drag and drop songs from your computer to the iphone and delete from there.
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    Before, for years, on my iPod Ive been able to manually delete songs from it.


    How? This has never been a capability of any iPod or iPhone that I'm aware off.
  • Willosy Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, to all you nah sayers giving the OP a hard time it is possible.

    In iTunes make sure you select "Manually Manage Music" and in the music tab un-select "Sync Music"

    Then from within the library - Top Left Hand Pane" of iTunes, drag & drop files onto the connected iPhone icon/name.

    To delete, highlight the connected iPhone and select the "LEFT-HAND" arrow which will show a drop-down menu. Select music and this will show the entire library of songs on the iPhone. Delete away.

    To bad you can't do this for photos.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    To those with poor reading comprehension skills, this is done by using iTunes as was provided. The iPhone is connected to iTunes and you must have manually manage music and videos selected. The OP wants to delete music direct from the iPhone without using iTunes.
  • Willosy Level 1 (0 points)
    Where in the OP does it say that? My reading comprehension skills are just fine thank you!

    I think someone was making an assumption and there is a little saying about assume and assumption!
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    After providing that using iTunes is required to remove music from an iPhone, this was the OP's reply:

    Is there NO OTHER WAY? Before, for years, on my iPod Ive been able to manually delete songs from it. Why would you not be able to do that now?


    Which is incorrect. The only way to remove music from an iPod or iPhone is by using iTunes.

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  • Willosy Level 1 (0 points)
    Check the usernames from the postings
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    It doesn't change the fact that iTunes is required to remove music from an iPod and the iPhone, which includes an iPod.