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 Post subject: iPhone help? Deleting music
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:58 am 
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I don't think I'm an idiot, but I don't seem able to accomplish this one little thing: I want to delete some music from my iphone. How do I do this? (I was able to delete the unasked-for U2 album only because Apple set up a page to do that with the click of a button.)

So, in general, how do you do this?

All the songs in question have the little cloud icon next to them, if that matters.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:19 am 
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If they have the cloud icon beside them, I don't think the are actually on your phone (just available to put there from the cloud). Have you tried swiping the song title towards the side to see if the delete option comes up anyway?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:24 am 
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yeah, the ones without the cloud, you just swipe, and the delete button pops up. i haven't been able to figure out how to exclude cloud songs in the list so i can only see songs that are actually on the device. (oh! i'm wrong. just tested a hypothesis. put it in airplane mode. other than THAT, i don't know.)

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone help? Deleting music
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:29 am 
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Swiping doesn't bring up the delete button.

(I hate this.)

In Settings you can turn off Show All music, and the cloud-icon songs won't be displayed. (When I do this with the songs in question, 2 songs still show up and I can't swipe and delete them.)

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do you want to delete it from the cloud?

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I want to get rid of it however I need to. How do I remove it from the cloud?

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I have no solutions, but I want to commiserate. I've been looking up how to delete this shiitake for days. I actually USED my itunes, Apple.

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i couldn't figure out how to get rid of U2, because it's only in the cloud and not actually on my phone. At least FF's tip to change "show all music" makes it not show up on my phone.

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To get rid of the cloud songs, go to settings - music and unsubscribe from iTunes match. If that doesn't work then I haven't a clue.

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Yeah, disable iTunes match to stop showing things in the cloud. It's in both the iCloud and the Music preferences, so check both places.

They've been making iOS music management more annoying with each update. :/

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ameyfm wrote:
i couldn't figure out how to get rid of U2, because it's only in the cloud and not actually on my phone. At least FF's tip to change "show all music" makes it not show up on my phone.


Did you try the special page Apple set up for removing the U2 album?

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I'm not subscribed to iTunes Match, it doesn't look like.

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While we're asking about deleting things... In my contacts, it's showing my numbers for people PLUS every single person I have ever emailed, apparently. I don't want my email contacts in with my phone contacts. I don't think I told it to import my email contacts...and when I delete the contact manually (having to click on it, then click edit, then scroll all the way to the bottom, then hit delete, then hit YES DELETE fork!), it disappears for a few seconds, then shows back up! What the hell?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:07 pm 
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I have always just synced my phone with my computer and then when I have iTunes up and it's showing the music on my phone, deleted it from there that way. Works like a charm!


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