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delete songs from playlist

1645 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2011 4:45 PM by andi zhang RSS
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Dec 8, 2011 1:48 PM

I'm trying to find an easy way to delete songs that are in playlists on itunes for my iphone.  I've done this with my ipod for 2 or so years: right clicked the song, selected show in playlist, then selected music, then deleted it from there.


I'm getting a little tired of doing that because I have to delete a large chunk of my songs on my iphone due to a different problem.


I've used google and such and found that people have said that pressing ctrl+backspace will delete the song from the library entirely.  I tried this and I didn't get the message that normally accompanies a delete, but when i checked the music library on my phone, it was still there.  Had to delete it from the music library again.


Can anyone tell me a way to delete a song from the entire library from viewing the playlist?

iPhone 4S
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,980 points)
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    Dec 8, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to andi zhang)

    Presuming you're doing this from iTunes on your computer, it won't remove the track from your iPhone until you sync. Have you done that since removing one or more tracks from iTunes? If you're trying to remove a track directly from the iPhone, do you have iTunes set to manually manage the iPhone?



  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,980 points)
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    Dec 9, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to andi zhang)

    If you have it set for manual management, then no, it's not going to sync music automatically. That's the whole point of manual management; so it doesn't do an automatic sync. If you are managing music manually, the you have to go to the music list in the iPhone (in the iTunes sidebar) and select and remove the tracks from there.



  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,980 points)
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    Dec 9, 2011 1:42 PM (in response to andi zhang)

    You don't, you can, and it is. Again, you just select the track on the iPhone (i.e. in the iPhone in the sidebar in iTunes) and delete the track there by right-clicking and selecting Delete. But if you're not synching, you have to do it on the iPhone.


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