How To Delete All Music From Your iPhone/iPad In iOS 8

Want to know how to delete songs from iPhone or iPad? As compared to iOS 7, you will have to take one more step to delete music in iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad. For those of you who are battling with storage space on your iPhone, removing songs that you don’t listen can be helpful.

There is more than one method of getting rid of all music. The easiest, however, is where you delete all music with just one kill switch. We’ve outlined that method here. Note that deleting all music on iOS 7 and iOS 8 is almost the same (except for one extra step in iOS 8).

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Note: Before proceeding ahead, ensure that all music is in your iCloud (or backed up on your computer) so that you can get them bac.

Here’s how to delete all music from iPhone in iOS 8:

Step #1. Open Settings

Step #2. Tap on General

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General Settings in iOS 8

Step #3. Scroll down tap on Usage

Apps Usage in iOS 8

Step #4. Tap on Manage Storage

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Manage Storage on iOS 8

Step #5. Tap on Music

All Music Storage in iOS 8

Step #6. Tap on Edit (Top-Right)

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Edit All Music Storage in iOS 8

Step #7. Tap on the red minus (-) icon next to all music

Delete All Music in iPhone or iPad Running iOS 8

Step #8. Tap on Delete

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Remove all music from your iPhone or iPad

You are done! All the music has been deleted from your music app.

What if you want all the music back again in your device? Remember that all music that is on your iCloud (that is, music you purchased through iTunes and music that you’ve uploaded through iTunes Match) will still be available. You just have to flip a switch to get them on your iPhone.

Step #1. Open Settings

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Music

Step #3. Tap on Show All Music

Show All Music in iOS 8

You should notice that while there is music back in your Music app, these are all shown with a tiny iCloud icon next to them. Tap on them and they will be downloaded to your iPhone/iPad. (You can also choose to just stream them, but that will use up your bandwidth).

Show All Music allows you to get back all the other downloaded music that was stored in your device or iCloud earlier.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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