4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2014 2:06 PM by Scarlett Joy
jeff171966 Level 1 Level 1



I recently had to reimport my music library into my iTunes system. The music is a combination of iTunes purchases and music from my cds. I thought after importing a new catalog of music, my iPhone would initially wipe itself clean and then establish itself against the new library contents. All kinds of problems, playlists appear in my browser but not on the phone, and other things.


I have tried on the phone with support a number of changes to the settings for sync and none remove all the music content on the iphone so I can start from scratch.


How do I delete all the music content on the phone? Thanks.

iPhone 3G, iOS 5.1
  • 1Sidekick Level 1 Level 1

    I use this method to take all music off iphone4:

    With iphone plugged into computer, itunes>tick ON, Sync only checked songs & video>go to "Music" tab> tick ON, Entire music library//In itunes Library(top left of itunes, Click on Music>Go over to songs, (In any song)>Hold Command & mouse click on a songs checked box (all songs should be unchecked now)>go back to iphones window> Sync Entire Library (check)...Bottom, click SYNC.

    BTW...Go back to music library and tick song boxes checked the same (Comm.+Mouse click) when finished.

    You can also swipe finger across songs on iphone to delete them manually also.

    Hope this helps.

  • Pritdd Level 1 Level 1

    There is an easier way to delete songs from iPhone 3G and above.

    1. Take a backup of your songs in iTunes
    2. Delete all the songs from iTunes (iTunes -> Library -> Music -> Select all songs and delete)
    3. Sync your iPhone (all songs iPhone will be deleted)
    4. Start afresh by reloading your favorite songs in iTunes and iPhone

    It worked for me. Hope it works for you too.

  • brandonmm Level 1 Level 1

    from http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/18/remove-all-music-from-iphone-ipod-touch-ipad/


    1. Tap on “Settings” and tap on “General”
    2. Select “Usage” and tap on “Music”
    3. Tap the Minus symbol next to “All Music” then tap on “Delete” to remove all songs from the device
  • Scarlett Joy Level 1 Level 1

    I also have a simillar question, if anyone wants to answer. If i do what "brandonmm" said to do, it will delete all my music, but do i get the money back?