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

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

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 pink cloud download icon next to your content, the item is stored in the cloud, not on your device.

 

Delete items in the Music app

You can delete single items in the Music app.

  1. In the Music app, find the item that you want to delete. If you see pink cloud 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 firmly and hold the item that you want to delete.
  3. In the menu that appears, tap Remove or Delete from Library pink trash can.
  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 music in Settings

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.
  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 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 blue cloud 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, tap downloaded button. If you want to delete a TV episode, press firmly and hold the episode title.
  4. Tap Remove Download blue trash can

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. 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.
  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.

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.

 

Learn more

Learn how to check the storage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or how to free up storage space on your Mac.

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

 

Published Date:Wed Jul 11 22:08:51 GMT 2018