[3 Ways] How to Erase Music from iPhone

For some personal reasons, you may want to erase music from iPhone. In this guide, you will be given four effective methods to delete iPhone music from Music app, Settings, or using iTunes.

Demi by Demi Updated July 10, 2023
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There could be various reasons why you might want to erase music from iPhone. For instance, you may have downloaded too many songs that you no longer listen to or need, you may want to create more storage space for new apps, photos, or videos, and many third-party music apps now provides more decent services and enable you to listen to music online.

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Whatever your reason may be, there are several ways to erase music from your iPhone. In this guide, we'll explore four effective methods that can help you remove unwanted or outdated songs from your device. So, make sure you have backup iPhone music, and let's dive in and learn how to delete music from iPhone!

Way 1. [One-click] Erase music from iPhone via FoneTool

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer using USB > Launch FoneTool, and click Toolbox from the left pane > Click Data Eraser.

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Step 2. Mouse over to Erase private data > Click Get Started to start to scan your iPhone data.

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Step 3. Check Music > Optionally, you can enable Deeply Erase Technology to permanently and deeply delete music > Finally, click Start Erase to begin.

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Way 2. Erase music from iPhone Music app

One of the easiest ways to delete music from iPhone is to use the Music app. You can erase music according to the album and genre. If there is a cloud icon next to a song, it means that song is cloud-based. You don’t need to remove it because it doesn’t take up any space on your iPhone. Now, follow the steps below to erase specific music from iPhone Music app.

Step 1. Open the Music app on your iPhone > Tap the Library option > Select the albums or songs you’d like to delete.

Step 2. Long-press the Song/Album until a menu appears > Tap Remove... > From here, you are given two options: Remove Download and Delete from Library.

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Notes: Difference between Remove Download and Delete from Library
• Remove Download deletes the downloaded songs from iPhone, you can’t listen to them offline, but they will still be available on iTunes, which is suitable for someone who wonder how to delete music from iPhone but not iTunes.
• Delete from Library, instead, deletes music from all of your devices as well as the iTunes library.

Step 3. According to the notes shown above and your demands, and choose either Remove Download or Delete from Library to erase music from iPhone.

Way 3. Erase all music from iPhone Settings app at once

You can also use the Settings app to quickly and easily delete songs from your iPhone. This method allows you to delete songs all at once without deleting them from other devices. There’s how to erase all music from iPhone via Settings.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Choose General > iPhone Storage.

Step 2. Scroll down to locate and tap Music > Tap Edit in the upper right corner, and then small circles will appear next to each entry.

Step 3. Then you can delete music from here in three ways based on your needs.
• Tap Delete App to remove the Music app and all of your music.
• Tap the red circle next to All Songs to delete all music from iPhone.
• Tap the red circles next to specific artists to delete an artist’s output.

Step 5. Once you have deleted all unwanted music, tap Done from the upper right corner to confirm.

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Way 4. Delete music on iPhone using iTunes

You can make use of iTunes to delete music from iPhone but not from the iTunes library by using its sync function. You are also able to rely on iTunes to erase only duplicate music from your iPhone. Just follow steps below to make it.

Option 1. Erase all music from iPhone

With the sync function in iTunes, all the music from iPhone will be erased. And you are not allowed to delete songs individually. Here are steps on how to erase all music from iPhone via iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable, and open the iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Click the phone icon at the top-left > Choose Music > Make sure Sync Music is checked.

Step 3. From here, you can see the songs are categorized in playlists, artists, and albums, make sure that none of the songs below are chosen, then click Apply.

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Option 2. Erase duplicate music on iPhone

iTunes also does a great job of listing the duplicate music in your library. You can rely on it to easily delete duplicate music from iPhone to free up limited iPhone storage space. Follow the steps below to duplicate music on iPhone.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > Click Songs under the Library header.

Step 2. Click File > Library > Choose Show Duplicate Items.

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Step 3. Select the files you want to remove > Right-click your mouse and click Delete from Library > Confirm the removal.

Step 4. Finally, sync iTunes library to iPhone like what you used to do: Connect your iPhone to computer > Click Music in iTunes > Sync Music > Apply.


In conclusion, there are several methods that you can use to erase music from iPhone. Whether you prefer the simplicity of manually deleting songs from your iPhone Music app, the convenience of the Settings app, or the ease of using iTunes, there is an option that will work for you.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can free up space on your iPhone and ensure that your music library only contains the songs that you truly enjoy. We hope that this guide has been helpful and informative, and we wish you all the best in your iPhone usage!


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