9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 5:01 AM by jdeus
harlanfromzeeland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I remove songs from my IPhone 3gs ?


iPhone 3G
  • Facundo59 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can't do it from the iPhone, you've to use iTunes for that:

     

    1- Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

    2- Select it under "Devices".

    3- Go to "Music".

     

    There you are. Now you can edit the music, but if that's not the computer that was originally synced, you'll need to erase it all and put new music from your iTunes library.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,315 points)

    harlanfromzeeland wrote:

     

    How do I remove songs from my IPhone 3gs ?

    The same way you got it there. 

     

    If you sync by playlist, then remove the playlist ( or deselect) or remove the song from the playlist on your computer, then sync.

     

    If you sync by checked music, then uncheck the song and sync.

     

    If you sync by album, then deslect the album and sync.

     

     

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf

  • Lele726 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am not sure where everyone is getting their information or if they are not CLEARLY giving good directions. I searched all over on how to delete songs from my IPhone 4 and everyone says check or uncheck then sync/resync.

    That is NOT true. If I would have played around and not been impatient I would have saved a lot of time.

    I am not sure how everyone else's iTunes is set up but ALL I did was on the left side under the DEVICES tab select MUSIC. All the music from your iPhone should be listed there. ALL you have to do (or all I had to do) was right click on the song and DELETE.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)

    It is very much true if you are SYNCING music with Sync Music selected under the Music two for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.

     

    If you are manually managing music and video with your iPhone with this selected under the Summary tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes you can manually delete music from your iPhone under Devices in the iTunes source list.

     

    With manually managing music, if you restore your iPhone with iTunes if wanted or needed, you must remember which songs were on your iPhone and manually drag each song back to your iPhone. With Sync Music selected, your selected iTunes playlists, and/or albums and artists will be pre-selected when restoring from the iPhone's backup and will be transferred back to your iPhone without having to manually drag each song back to your iPhone. With sync only checked songs and videos selected as well, you an uncheck a song in a playlist selected to be transferred to your iPhone followed by a sync to remove that song from your iPhone without removing the song from the playlist in iTunes.

     

    There is much more flexibility and options with syncing music vs manually managing music.

  • Lele726 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well back to the original question "How do I remove songs from my iPhone. Doesn't ask anything about syncing, doing this manually, remembering what songs, restoring. MY point is there is a much simpler way of explaining and doing this. Like I stated earlier, I originally followed the directions above it it didn't work. AND I wasn't manually doing it. I was doing your SYNCING. I ended up having to do it manually because the directions above were not correct. And also as I stated earlier this is on my computer and my iTunes that I pull up. I in no way, shape or form said this is the case with everybody.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    MY point is there is a much simpler way of explaining and doing this.

    Which I did, and you're welcome.

     

    As I stated earlier, this depends on if you are SYNCING music with Sync Music selected under the Music tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes, or if you are MANUALLY managing music with Manually manage music and videos selected under the Summary tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.

    Like I stated earlier, I originally followed the directions above it it didn't work. AND I wasn't manually doing it. I was doing your SYNCING.

    More than likely due to PEBKAC.

    I ended up having to do it manually because the directions above were not correct.

    You can do one or the other with an iPhone, not both at the same time, and when switching from one to the other all iTunes content on your iPhone will be erased first.

    I in no way, shape or form said this is the case with everybody.

    Which is why I provided the correct and CLEAR answer. This depends on which option you have chosen - your MANUALLY manage music and videos, or syncing. As I stated previously.

     

    It is very much true if you are SYNCING music with Sync Music selected under the Music two for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.

     

    If you are manually managing music and video with your iPhone with this selected under the Summary tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes you can manually delete music from your iPhone under Devices in the iTunes source list.

  • Lele726 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're welcome for NOTHING! You didn't do anything to help me at all. I don't need nor did I ask for your directions. I already accomplished what I wanted to do before I commented as I stated in my first comment. Thank you and please get your facts straight.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,835 points)

    Hi Harlan, there is an easy simple way: on your Mac install a Finder like app (like diskaid, iPhone Explorer, Tuneaid, or the like), connect your iPhone, start the app and you will see the iPhone folders. You then can delete songs or whatever file, you can move/copy between the Mac and iPhone. Success.

  • jdeus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Taken from the Net:

    To delete songs from your iPhone, simply navigate to the track in the Music app and swipe right. You’ll be prompted to click on the ‘Delete’ button, which will remove the song(s) from your iPhone. This process remains the same for albums and even at the artist level. With a swipe and a click, I can delete my entire collection of Vanilla Ice. Not that I would do something crazy like that, but the option is there if I were to need space while on the go.

     

    Deleting Songs in iOS 6

    I have confirmed that the method described above does indeed work in iOS 6. The requirement is that you do not have iTunes Match enabled. Navigate to Settings > Music > iTunes Match (Off). Double click the home button, then press and hold the Music icon. Press the “-” sign to quit. Relaunch the Music app and you’ll see only the files that physically on your iPhone. Swipe to delete them from your iPhone.