Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to jgreenwood)
It reads like your attempting do delete the songs from iTunes not the iPad. Is that correct? If you just want the music removed from the iPad navigate to the device settings and manage music in the music tab. Your post left me a bit confused can you clarify for me so I can possibly give you a more usable solution?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to Malignance)
Yes- I am trying to use iTunes 11 to delete tracks from my connected iPad. But "Delete" is not an option when I select tracks from the "On This iPad" page. If I connect my iPhone 4 and do the same thing, "Delete" is an option.
Please note, the only automatic syncing I do is one playlist.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to jgreenwood)
If you are syncing a playlist to a device, you cannot delete individuals tracks from the device.
Remove the songs from the playlist then sync the device and they will be removed from the device.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
Synched or unsynched tracks - it makes no difference. When I go to the "On this iPad" page in iTunes 11 and left click on a song, my context menu does not include "Delete". Additionally, "Delete" is greyed out of the top menu.
When I disconnect the iPad and connect my iPhone, my context sensitive menu contains many more choices including "Delete."
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to jgreenwood)
So, trial and error reveals that with my iPad, every time I manually add a song on the "On This iPad" page (my SOP) , Sync gets turned on for that song without telling me, and the only way I can delete it is to unsync it on the Music page (which then unsycs and deletes).
This is progress?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to jgreenwood)
I figured out how to do it because i was having the same problem. when you go "on this ipad" and you click music, (make sure you have it on manually "manage music and videos". Then click "sync"! When you right click, it should allow you to do everything like it would on the regular itunes! I know, it was that easy! >.<
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 2:41 AM (in response to jgreenwood)
Go to your playlist of songs and quickly swipe over the length of the song indicated to the right of each song. A red box marked with the word "DELETE" in white letters will appear. Touch the box and the song will be deleted from your iPad. I found this by accident, figuring there had to be a way to delete songs since everything I read on the web search said it couldn't be done...WRONG!
You have to do each song individually as far as I know...I tried swiping over album cover art, but it didn't work. Hope this helps.