Delete songs and music videos from your iCloud Music Library

If you're a member of Apple Music or subscribe to iTunes Match, you can delete media from your iCloud Music Library.

When you delete an item from iCloud Music Library, it also deletes from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses iCloud Music Library with the same Apple ID.

Before you delete

If you're a member of Apple Music or subscribe to iTunes Match, you can delete media from iCloud Music Library. Before you can delete, you must be signed in to iTunes with your Apple ID and have iCloud Music Library turned on.

After you delete an item from iCloud Music Library, you can't recover it. Deleting an item from iCloud Music Library also deletes it from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses iCloud Music Library with the same Apple ID.

If you delete a song or album from iCloud Music Library that you purchased from the iTunes Store, the item hides. If you want to add a purchased item back to your library, you can unhide it. Learn more about hidden purchases.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Open the Music app and tap Library. Find the song, album, or playlist that you want to delete, then use 3D Touch or long press the song, album, or playlist.

Depending on if you have the item downloaded to your device, you might see two options:

  • If you haven't downloaded the item to your device, tap "Delete from Library" to delete the item from iCloud Music Library.
  • If the item is downloaded to your device, tap Remove. Then tap Remove Downloads to remove the item only from your device, or tap "Delete from Library" to delete the item from iCloud Music Library.

On your Mac or PC

Open iTunes and click Library. Find the song, album, or playlist that you want to delete, then right-click or Control-click the item.

Depending on if you have the item downloaded to your device, you might see two options:

  • If you haven't downloaded the item to your computer, select Delete From Library to delete the item from iCloud Music Library.
  • If the item is downloaded to your computer, select Remove Download to remove the item only from your computer or select Delete from Library to delete the item from iCloud Music Library.

If you're not an Apple Music member or iTunes Match subscriber

If you're not a member of Apple Music or don't subscribe to iTunes Match, you don’t have access to iCloud Music Library, but you can delete content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or your Mac or PC

You can also hide content. Learn how to hide and unhide purchases in the iTunes Store.

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