Delete music, movies, and TV shows from your device

If you downloaded content that you bought from the iTunes Store to your computer, iOS device, or Android device, you can remove it.

Delete music and music videos

You can delete songs, albums, playlists, and music videos that you downloaded to your device. If you see a download icon the download icon next to your content, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device.

Delete items in the Apple Music app

You can delete single items in the Music app on your iOS device or the Apple Music app on your Android device.

  1. In the Apple Music app, find the item that you want to delete. If you see the download icon 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. Press and hold the item that you want to delete.
  3. In the menu that appears, tap Remove.
    iPhone showing the Remove button at the top of the menu that appears.
  4. When prompted to confirm, tap either Remove Download or Remove Downloads. If you see "Delete from Library," you added the item through Apple Music. Tap "Delete from Library" to remove it completely from all of your devices and iCloud Music Library.

Delete items in iTunes

  1. In iTunes on a Mac or PC, right-click or Control-click the item that you want to delete. If you see the download icon 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. Choose Delete from Library, then click Delete Song.
  3. Click Move to Trash or Move to Recycle Bin. Or if you want to keep the item on your computer but remove it from iTunes, click Keep File.

To see duplicates in your iTunes library, go to your Library, then choose File > Library > Show Duplicate Items.

Delete music in iOS Settings

On your iPhone, you can delete all music from your device in Settings.

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Scroll to Music, then tap it.
  3. Under Recommendations, swipe left on All Songs.
    iPhone showing the Delete button that appears when you swipe left.
  4. Tap Delete.

From this menu, you can also swipe left on any artist, album, or song and tap Delete to remove it from your device.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, if you don't make music available for offline use, it's cached using the space available on the device. The device will remove cache, and the cached music, as space is needed by the device.


If you can't delete your music

You might have manually synced the music or music videos from iTunes on your computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using USB. Turn off syncing in iTunes to delete the item.

If you don't want an iTunes purchase to be visible in the Apple Music app, but you don't want to delete it, you can hide it. Learn how to hide items stored in the cloud.


Delete movies and TV shows

In the Apple TV App1 or in the Videos app, you can delete movies and TV shows that you've downloaded to your device. If you see a download icon download icon next to your purchased content, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device.

1. The Apple TV App is only available in certain countries and regions. See if the TV app is available in your country or region.

Delete items in the TV app

  1. In the TV app, tap Library at the bottom of the screen, then tap Downloaded.2
  2. Find the movie or episode that you want to delete.
  3. If you want to delete a movie or all the episodes of a TV season, tap "Downloaded". If you want to delete an individual TV episode, press firmly and hold the episode title.
    iPhone showing the Downloaded button below the description of a TV show.
  4. Tap Remove Download Remove Download button

If you have the Videos app instead of the TV app, delete movies by tapping Edit in the upper-right corner of the Movies tab, and delete TV episodes by swiping left on the episode title.

2. You can only download videos that are in your Library. Learn more about the Apple TV App.

Delete movies and TV shows in Settings

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Tap the TV app or Videos app, then tap Review iTunes Videos. If you don't see Review iTunes Videos, you don't have anything downloaded to your device.
    iPhone showing the Recommendations section, which includes Review iTunes Videos.
  3. Find the movie, show, or episode that you want to delete, then swipe left on it and tap Delete.

You might also be able to delete items in the TV or Videos apps.

Learn how to delete movies and TV shows in iTunes on your Mac or PC.


If you can't delete your movies or TV shows

You might have manually synced home videos, movies, or TV shows from iTunes on your computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using USB. Turn off syncing in iTunes to delete the item.

If you don’t want an iTunes Store purchase in the cloud to be visible in the Apple TV App or Videos app, you can hide it. Learn how to hide items stored in the cloud. iTunes Store movie rentals automatically delete at the end of the rental period.



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