An Apple iPhone might be the best thing since sliced bread, but if you don't know how to remove songs off the Apple iPhone you might find your fascination turning to frustration. You can't delete the songs directly through the iPhone, which is rather confusing to anyone that has used other phones that do allow direct deletion. In the case of the Apple iPhone, all music management is handled by iTunes. It's quite simple to manipulate your music collection via iTunes once you're familiar with the software, and it helps you to keep your music collection synched between your iPhone, iPod, and computer. That's not to say that this isn't a very odd way of handling music deletion on the iPhone. Even odder is the fact that you can delete other media files directly, but not music files. There are many reasons that you might want to remove songs from the Apple iPhone. You might be tired of that particular song, your favorite indie band sold out and now everyone is listening to them, or you just want to clear up space on your iPhone to indulge your app loving ways.
Open iTunes on your computer.
Go to the Playlists section.
Choose the Playlists that you listen to on your iPhone.
- Uncheck the "Sync Music" box.
- Click "Apply" then "Sync". This will prevent those songs or playlists from synching to your iPhone. You can still keep the songs on the computer if you want, but synching the iPhone with the unchecked boxes allows you to keep those unwanted songs off of your device.
- Alternatively, go to the Devices List in iTunes. Choose Music. Click the song(s) you don't want on your iPhone, and hit "Delete."