Delete music, movies, and TV shows from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can remove content that you purchased from the iTunes Store and downloaded to your iOS device.

Delete music and music videos

In the Music app, you can delete songs, albums, playlists, and music videos that you downloaded to your device. If you see a download icon  next to your purchased content, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device. Learn how to hide items stored in the cloud.

If you added music or music videos to your device from a source other than the iTunes Store, you might need to try a different method to delete the item.

 

Delete a single item

  1. In the Music app, find the item that you want to delete. If you see a download icon   next to the item, it's not downloaded to your device, but you can hide it.
  2. Use 3D Touch or touch and hold the item.
  3. Tap Remove  .
  4. When prompted to confirm, tap Remove Download or Remove Downloads.
     

Delete all of your music

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Scroll to Music, then tap it.
  3. Under Documents & Data, swipe left on All Songs.
  4. Tap Delete.

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

If you delete a purchase that you haven't downloaded to your device, the purchase will hide from your purchase history.

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.

Delete movies and TV shows

In the 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  next to your purchased content, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device. Learn how to hide items stored in the cloud.

If you added movies or TV shows to your device from a source other than the iTunes Store, you might need to try a different method to delete the item.

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

 

Delete movies and TV shows in Settings

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Tap Review iTunes Videos. If you don't see Review iTunes Videos, you don't have anything downloaded to your device.
  3. Find the movie, show, or episode that you want to delete, then swipe left on it.
  4. Tap Delete.

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

Learn more

If you don't want to delete an item completely, you can hide (and unhide) it.

If you decide that you want an item again after you delete it, you can redownload your past purchases.

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