How to Delete Songs from Apple Music (Ultimate Guide)

Apple Music lets you add a song to your library as well as download it locally for offline listening. When you want to delete songs from it, you have two options – Remove and Delete from Library. Both are different things. One removes the downloaded song to free up space. Other deletes the added song from your music library. Let us know more and see the steps for both.

How to Delete Downloaded Music from Apple Music

You like a song in Apple Music. You tap on the plus (+) icon, and the song is added to your Library. Now, you can find it under Songs and play it using cellular data or Wi-Fi.

If you want to download this song for offline listening, you tap on the download icon. You can also enable automatic download that saves any song offline after you add it to your Library. Over time, this may take a lot of space on your iPhone. So let us see how to remove them.

How to Delete Individual Song on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the Music app
  2. Tap on Library.
  3. Tap on Downloaded Music.
  4. Tap on Songs.open music app and in library tab tap on downloaded music then tap on songs
  5. Press on a song name and tap on Remove.
  6. Finally, tap on Remove Download.remove downloaded song from apple music app on iphone

Next, let us see how to remove all or multiple songs at once.

How to Delete Multiple or All Downloaded Songs from Settings App

  1. Open the iPhone Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap on Music.
  3. Tap on Downloaded Music.tap on music and then tap on downloaded music in iphone settings
  4. Swipe right to left on All Songs or individual artists. Next, tap on Delete.swipe right to delete all songs from iphone
  5. You may also tap on Edit. Next, tap on the red minus button and then tap on Delete.tap on edit and tap red minus icon then tap on delete to remove all songs from music app on iphone

Following #1 and #2, the song is removed from your downloaded music. You can not listen to it offline now. However, the track itself still stays added to your Apple Music Library. Anytime you wish to download it again, tap on the download icon.

How to Delete Songs from Apple Music on Android

  1. Open the Apple Music app
  2. Tap on Library.
  3. Tap on Downloaded Music.
  4. Tap on Songs.launch music app and in library tab tap on downloaded music then tap on songs on android device
  5. Long press on a song and tap on Remove.
  6. Tap on REMOVE DOWNLOAD.delete songs from apple music app on android device

To re-download the song, go to LibrarySongs → tap on the download button next to this song.

How to Delete Songs from Apple Music on Mac and Windows PC

On Mac running macOS Catalina, you have to use the Music app (as iTunes is no longer available). For older Macs and Windows PC, you have to use iTunes. The rest steps are almost the same.

  1. Open Music app or iTunes.
  2. Click on Songs from the left sidebar. To see all downloaded songs together, click on the small cloud icon next to Name. Downloaded songs have no download icon next to them.select songs from left sidebar in music app on mac
  3. Right-click on a song. Click on Remove Download.right click on song and select remove download

To remove multiple songs: Hold the Command button on Mac. On Windows, hold the Control button. Now, select the songs. Next, right-click and then choose Remove Download.

To remove all songs: Press Command + A on Mac. Press Control + A on Windows PC.

To download the song again, tap on the download icon next to it.

How to Remove Songs from Apple Music Library

Deleting a song is different than removing a downloaded song. In the above steps, you were removing the song’s file stored locally on your device. Now, let us see how to delete the song added to your Apple Music Library. This will also remove it from all your Apple devices and Playlists.

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Music app
  2. Tap on Library.
  3. Tap on Songs. You will see a download icon next to songs added to your Library but not downloaded for offline listening. There will be no icons next to songs that are downloaded offline.open music app and tap on songs in library on iphone
  4. Press on a song, and tap on Delete from Library. Next, tap on Delete Song.delete songs added to apple music library on iphone
  5. If you press on a song that is downloaded, you will see Remove instead of Delete from Library. Tap on Remove. Next, tap on Delete from Library. Deleting from Library also removes the downloaded music file.delete downloaded songs from apple music library on iphone

Want to listen to the song you deleted from your Library? Tap on Search, find the song and tap on it to play. You may also tap on the plus (+) icon to add it again to your Library.

Info: You can stream a track online without adding it to your Library. But to download a song offline, you need to add it to your library.

On Android

  1. Open the Apple Music app
  2. Tap on Library.
  3. Tap on Songs.
  4. Long press on a song
  5. Tap on Delete from Library.tap on songs in library and long press on song then tap delete from library on android device
  6. Or, if you see Remove, tap on it, and then tap on DELETE FROM LIBRARY.tap on remove and then tap on delete from library on android

On Mac and Windows PC

  1. Open Music app on new Macs or iTunes on old Macs and PC
  2. Click on Songs from left sidebar
  3. Right-click on a song. Click on Delete from Library.right click on song and select delete from library on mac
  4. Click on Delete Song.click on delete song to remove songs added to apple music library on mac

Signing off…

This is how you can delete an individual song or all songs from Apple Music on different devices. Again, there is a difference between removing a song and deleting a song from the library. Remove deletes the downloaded song file. Delete from Library removes the song itself from your Library, Playlists, and other devices signed in with the same Apple ID.

However, as long as you have the Apple Music subscription, any song that you remove or delete is just a few taps away from being added or downloaded again to your library. So, don’t worry.

Next, you may like to take a look at some of the best Apple Music alternatives.

How to Delete Songs from Apple Music

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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