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How to delete purchased tunes from iPhone?

11675 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2013 9:23 PM by clydedrnd RSS
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Oct 6, 2013 1:29 PM

I am undable to delete purchased tunes from my iPhone (4s, ios7.0.2)  I can delete all other tunes through syncing on iTunes. However, purchased tunes remain on my iPhone.  To the right of the title of the tune there is an image of a cloud with a arrow pointing downward.  This indicates that the tune is to be downloaded.  This is strange, as these tunes are already in iTunes.  I tried touching the cloud to download the tunes onto my iPhone.  Once all were downloaded, I went to settings, general, usage and to the music app. The I went to edit and delete.  This did no good. The tunes are still there.  I have tried this several times.  On my last attempt, I download the tunes again (on my iPhone), the synced with iTunes.  The tunes on my iPhone were temporarly gone, but soon came back.  I do not want any of these tunes on my iPhone at this time. I don't know how to get rid of them.

iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.2
  • brenden dv Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,480 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to clydedrnd)

    Hi clydedrnd,


    When you see the song with the cloud icon, that means that the song is not on the phone, but can be downloaded from iCloud. If you would like to permantly delete the song from iCloud, you may find the following article helpful:


    iTunes Store: How to delete songs from iCloud



    - Brenden

  • tbone5572 Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to brenden dv)

    this does not work. i am also having this issue. yall need to fix all the dang bugs that itunes music contains before i switch to android. this is beyond frustrating

  • LTsWife Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2013 6:54 PM (in response to brenden dv)

    I agree that this issue needs to be fixed! I have this same issue and have done all of the above with no luck. I have spent the better part of 3 hours messing with this to no avail.


    And to Brendan....We should not have to pay for a subscription just to remove a song from our playlist!! The DELETE SHOULD WORK! But alas, it doesn't. As stated in another post, the song just magically reappears.


    I sign a new contract in 25 days, and this is just another reason why I am seriously contemplating switching to an Android.

  • jai_d81 Level 4 Level 4 (1,175 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to clydedrnd)

    goto settings> music and disable show all music

  • jai_d81 Level 4 Level 4 (1,175 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to clydedrnd)

    If you read carefully and go to the actual page under settings>Music> show all music

    You can see it's written to show music from iCloud and the music that has been downloaded.

    So if you disable it, it won't disable all your songs, only those in your iCloud's.


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