How to Delete Songs from iPod Touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic

This guide will tell you how to delete songs from iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPad Classic. Whether you want to delete selected or all songs, you will find a way to do it here.

Lena by Lena Updated July 5, 2023
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Want to delete songs from iPod?

Are you tired of hearing the same old songs? If so, it's time to freshen up your playlist and make room for new tunes. In this guide, I will show you how to delete songs from iPod. Whether you want to keep the songs on your iTunes/computer or remove them permanently, you'll find the solution you're looking for right here.

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How to delete songs from iPod directly

For iPod touch users who want to delete songs directly on the device, there are two options: using the Music app or the Settings app. The Music app allows you to selectively delete songs from your device, while the Settings app lets you remove all songs at once. Depending on your preference, follow the steps below to delete songs from iPod.

How to delete songs from iPod touch using the Music app

1. Open the Music app on your iPod. Then, navigate to the "Library" tab and select "Songs".

2.  Locate the specific song you wish to delete and click on "More" icon located beside it.

3. A menu will appear, where you can choose either "Remove Download" or "Delete from Library". Confirm your choice to delete songs from iPod touch.

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How to delete all songs from iPod touch using Settings app

1. Open Settings app on your device and then go to General.

2. From there, navigate to Usage and tap on Manage Storage.

3. Look for the Music option and select it.

4. Next, click Edit and you will see a red minus icon next to each song.

5. Simply tap on the minus icon for each song you want to delete, and then confirm the deletion.

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How to delete songs from iPod with iTunes

For iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic users, Apple does not provide a built-in feature to help you directly delete songs from the device itself. You can utilize iTunes on your computer to delete songs from iPod. Of course, iPod touch users can also use this method.

How to remove songs from iPod but not iTunes

iTunes serves as both a media player and a manager for iOS content. Its capabilities include syncing data between a computer and devices such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as the ability to delete content from these devices. As a result, iTunes is a practical solution for removing songs from an iPod.

1. Connect your iPod to your computer. If iTunes doesn't open automatically, launch it manually.

2. Click on the Device icon, then select "Summary" from the options.

3. In the "Options" column, check the box next to "Manually Manage Music and Videos".

4. In the "On My Device" column, select "Music".

5. Right-click on the songs you wish to remove and choose "Delete from Library".

Delete songs from iPod library

How to remove songs from iPod and iTunes library

When it comes to managing your music, videos, photos, and other data, iTunes is the go-to tool. You know that when you sync your device with iTunes, it will erase any existing data on your device. Therefore, you can first delete songs from iTunes library and sync your iPod to delete songs from iPod. Follow these steps:

Remove unwanted songs from the iTunes library

1. Open iTunes and click on the Music tab.

2. Navigate to "My Music" and select the "Songs" view.

3. From there, you can easily identify the songs you no longer want and delete them by choosing the option "Delete from Library".

Delete from iTunes library

Sync iPod with iTunes

1. Connect your iPod to your computer and access it by clicking on the device icon.

2. Under the "Settings" tab, locate and select "Music". Here, you can choose to sync your desired music by checking the boxes next to the items you want to include.

3. Once you have made your selection, click "Apply" to complete the process.

How to delete all songs from iPod touch quickly

In most cases, the Music app or the Settings app should suffice for your needs. However, when it comes to quickly deleting all your songs, neither of these options will get the job done. This is where FoneTool comes into play.

FoneTool is an excellent software designed specifically for Windows PC that serves as a comprehensive iPhone data management tool. It supports data transfer between iDevice and computer. In addition, it provides the added benefit of managing iOS content efficiently by allowing users to delete unwanted items.

It enables users to delete all songs from their iPod touch with just a single click, making the process both time-saving and effortless. By simplifying the deletion process, FoneTool eliminates the need for extensive manual labor.
Moreover, to ensure that users can retrieve their deleted songs in the future, FoneTool allows for seamless transfer of songs from an iPhone to a computer, USB flash drive, or external hard drive. This enables users to create a reliable backup of their beloved music collection, providing peace of mind knowing that their songs are securely stored elsewhere.

Let's see how to delete all songs from iPod touch using FoneTool:

1. Download, install and Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable.

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2. Choose Toolbox > Choose Data Eraser > Erase private data.

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3. Select Music or any other files you want to delete > You can enable deep erase technology to ensure the data cannot be recovered.

4. Finally, click Start Erase to delete your songs.

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Final words

That’s all about how to delete songs from iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPad Classic. For previous versions of the iPods, you can use iTunes to get it done. If you are using an iPod touch, you can delete unwanted songs through Music app or let FoneTool help you delete all songs at once.

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