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BadSanta Level 1 (10 points)
I've removed all songs from my ipad but there are 2 songs that will not delete for some reason. Same song from same artist duplicated. Any idea how to delete this without doing a complete reinstall??

Sony Vaio, Windows 7, 17" widescreen
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    Have you tried letting the sync process delete them?
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    Do this is iTunes on your computer.

    Connect the iPad to your computer, then launch iTunes. Select your device name on the left side of iTunes, then go to Music at the top of the iTunes bar, uncheck the songs that you want to delete, click apply in the lower right corner of iTunes and then click sync. The songs should no longer be on your iPad.
  • BadSanta Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes, I've synced to iTunes and uninstalled all my iPod content but these 2 songs still show up. I can't tap on them to bring up an edit button to delete them either. I just don't know what to do.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    Have you tried to reset your iPad just for the heck of it?

    Try a hard reset by pressing and holding down on the sleep button at the top of the iPad while holding down on the home button at the bottom, until the Apple logo appears and the iPad restarts. Launch iTunes again after you connect and then go through the process again and see what happens.
  • BadSanta Level 1 (10 points)
    I did that too. I even went and removed the album these songs come from out of itunes folder but the songs are still on the iPad.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    I'm also assuming that the first thing you tried was to remove the songs in the iPod app, tap edit, then tap delete and that didn't work. The one final thing would be to restore from a backup, if the songs are not on the backup. if they are, maybe something screwy occurred on your iPad since you first tried this and maybe the backup would not be screwed up. Then you could try the whole delete and resync thing again.

    Were these songs that you downloaded from iTunes or were they songs that you imported on your own from a CD? My reason for asking is if they were downloaded, maybe they were somehow corrupted in the process, or it was a messed up import, but I guess you would have realized that by now if that was the case and problems would have arisen when you tried to play the songs.

    Wish I had something else for you to try and I know nothing about Windows if the issue is on that end for whatever reason. Hope you get this resolved.
  • BadSanta Level 1 (10 points)
    They are songs I bought from iTunes on my iPad. I bought the album a while back but just noticed a couple days ago that the third song on the album also shows up in duplicate as another album. Tapping on these 2 songs won't bring up the edit button. I guess I'll just have to do a reset and try reinstall from backup as you suggest and see how that goes. I'll post again if it works. Thanks for all your help.
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    You can't delete in the iPod App on the iPad, there is no Edit button.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    Launch The iPod app, tap songs at the bottom of the app, a list of songs comes up. In the upper right corner the word edit appears. Tap edit and the minus signs show up on the left side of the songs. Tap the minus sign, the minus sign turns vertical and then the delete rectangle appears on the right side of the song. Tap delete.

    I did it earlier today.

    Message was edited by: Demo
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    Read what I said!!!!!

    I said" You can't delete IN the iPod App"

    You cannot delete songs on the iPad at all, the iPod App does NOT have an Edit button.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    I tired to edit. Read recent post.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)

    Wow. Yes I admit it - I misread your remark and tried to edit my post. I am telling you that there is absolutely - indeed an edit button in my iPod app.

    I click on my music on the left side of the app - David's Music - then I select a playlist - the list of songs comes up - then the word edit appears in the upper right corner. And then ... you can read in my post above.

    I have my iTunes library set up on my Mac with a folder for "David's Music". When I sync, it shows up that way in my iPod app.

    David's Music
    Purchased on DPM...

    Maybe it's the way I set up my library but it gives me the option to edit! The edit option is in my iPod app.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    I think you can do that in playlists, but not in the main Music area.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)
    Yes that must be it. But there is an edit option, and that's what I'm trying to stress.
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