Delete music, movies, and TV shows from your device

Remove content that you downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Android device.

Delete music and music videos

  • To delete music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, use the Apple Music app or the Settings app.
  • To delete music from your Mac or Android device, use the Apple Music app.

How to delete items in the Apple Music app

  1. Open the Apple Music app and find the item that you want to delete. If you see the download button  next to the item, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device. When items are stored in the cloud, they don't use any storage on your device.
  2. On your Mac, hover your pointer over the item, then click the More options button  that appears.
    Or on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, press and hold the item that you want to delete. 
  3. Tap or click Remove.
    iPhone showing the menu that includes Remove.
  4. From the menu that appears, choose Remove or Remove Download. Or choose "Delete from Library" to remove the item from all devices that you use with Apple Music.

How to delete music in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Tap General, then tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll to Music, then tap it.
  4. Swipe left on any artist, album, or song. Or if you want to delete all music, swipe left on All Songs.
  5. Tap Delete.
    iPhone showing what happens when you swipe left on the artist The Jonas Brothers and the option to delete appears.

More about deleting music that you purchased

If you deleted an item from your device and you don't want the item to stream to your device or appear in the cloud, hide the item

If you used your computer and a USB cable to manually sync the music or music videos to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, turn off syncing

Delete movies and TV shows

  • To delete videos that you downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, use the Apple TV app or the Settings app.
  • To delete videos that you downloaded to your Mac, use the Apple TV app.

Delete items in the Apple TV app

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Tap or click Library.
  3. To delete an item from your Mac, hover your pointer over the item, click the More options button , then click Remove Download.
    To delete an item on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Downloaded, swipe left on the item, tap Delete, then Delete Download.
    iPhone showing what happens when you swipe left on a movie or TV show that you downloaded and the option to delete appears.

Delete movies or TV shows in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General, then tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll to TV, tap it, then tap Review Apple TV Downloads. If you don't see Review Apple TV Downloads, you don't have anything downloaded to your device.
  4. Find the movie, show, or episode that you want to delete, then swipe left on it and tap Delete.
    iPhone showing what happens when you swipe left on a movie or TV show that you downloaded and the option to delete appears.

If you can't delete your movies or TV shows

If you see the download button  next to the item, the item is stored in the cloud and isn't using storage on your device. If you don't want the item to appear in the cloud, hide the item.

If you used your computer and a USB cable to manually sync movies and TV shows to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, turn off syncing

Movie rentals automatically delete at the end of the rental period.

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