I cannot remove old (over 1 year) expired movies from my iPad. The only place you can see them is in the drop down when the ipad is synced to itunes. They are greyed out. if you click on the down arrow on a movie it takes you to ITunes store to purchase or rent again. You cannot see them on the ipad through the Vidoe app/movies and they do not show on the tabs that you use to choose what you want to sync. This is just bothersome becasue i like to keep the ipad clean. Here is a screen shot - might be helpful. I updated to IOS 5.0.1 but I am sure that is not the problem. I have already tried a hard reboot without luck.
it’s a simple fix that works the same way for iPhones and iPads.
- In iTunes with your iOS device connected, click on the device in the source list.
- On the summary page, scroll down to the Options panel, and make sure that the option “Manually manage music and videos” is ticked. Click Apply to make the change if it wasn’t ticked before.
- In the source list, click the disclosure triangle next to the device. A set of subfolders representing your device’s storage space will show up.
- Navigate to Rentals. The movies will appear in the main part of the window.
- Select the movie(s) you want to delete, then select Edit > Delete (or use either the Backspace keyboard shortcut, or right-click for the contextual menu). The movies will be deleted – take care that you don’t delete a rental movie that hasn’t yet expired.
- Once they’ve been deleted, go back to the device’s information summary page, and untick “Manually manage music and videos” if necessary. Double check that in doing so, iTunes doesn’t try and add new content you don’t currently sync – for me, it decided it wanted to start syncing up music tracks, which I don’t currently sync to my iPad.