Delete music, movies, apps, and other content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to delete or remove content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

You can delete content that is saved on your device. A download icon   next to purchased content (in all apps except the Music app) means that it is not saved to your device.

Delete music

Remove songs, albums, or playlists in the Music app. Delete all music in Settings.

Remove songs, albums, or playlists from the Music app

  1. Find the song, album, or playlist that you want to delete.
  2. Tap the More Options icon   on the right side of the screen.
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. When prompted, tap Delete [Purchased or Playlist] to confirm.

Delete all music from your device

  1. Go to Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Under Music, swipe left on All Songs.
  4. Tap Delete.


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

If you’re an Apple Music member or iTunes Match subscriber, you might see "Remove from My Music" instead of Delete. Removing music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch also removes it from your iCloud Music Library. If you delete music on one device, it also deletes from your other devices. Learn how to delete media from your iCloud Music Library

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, TV shows and music videos

Remove movies, TV shows, and other videos from the Videos app.

Remove movies, entire TV show seasons, or music videos

Tap Edit, then tap    in the upper-left corner of the season, music video, or movie that you want to delete. When you're done, tap Done.

Remove individual TV show episodes

Find the episode that you want to delete. Swipe left on the episode, and tap Delete.

Delete podcasts

Unsubscribe from podcasts or remove individual episodes from the Podcasts app.

Unsubscribe from a podcast

In the My Podcasts tab, find the podcast that you want to unsubscribe from. Swipe left on the episode, and tap Delete.


Delete a specific episode

Find the episode that you want to delete. Swipe left on the episode, and tap Delete.

Learn how to manage podcast subscriptions.


Delete an app

  1. Press and hold the app until it jiggles.
  2. Tap the   in the upper-left corner to delete.

You might be asked to confirm that you want to delete the app. If you see a pop-up that says, "Deleting [app name] will also delete all of its data," tap Delete.


Delete books and audiobooks

Remove books or audiobooks from the iBooks app using the steps below:

  1. In the upper-right corner, tap Select.
  2. Tap the books you want to delete. 
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. Tap Delete This Copy.

Delete a ringtone

Delete ringtones by syncing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer with iTunes. Learn how to sync your iOS device with your computer.

Delete courses from iTunes U

Unsubscribe from courses or remove individual courses from the iTunes U app.

Unsubscribe from a course

Pull down to show the menu, then tap Edit. Select the courses that you want to delete, and then tap Delete. You might be asked to confirm that you want to delete the course. When you're done, tap Done.

Delete a specific course or PDF

Tap   to change to list view, then find the course or PDF that you want to delete. Swipe left on the item and tap Delete.

Learn more

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

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