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

Learn how to delete or remove content you’ve downloaded from the iTunes Store or iBooks Store from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

About your iTunes in the Cloud content

If you see an iCloud icon   next to the item you want to delete, the item is stored in iCloud and not on your device. You can hide (and unhide) these items.

Delete music and audiobooks

Remove songs, albums, or audiobooks from the Music app by swiping to the left and tapping delete.

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 the X in the upper-left corner of the show or movie you want to delete. When you're done, tap Done.
 

Remove individual TV show episodes

Swipe to the left and tap Delete.

Delete podcasts

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

Unsubscribe from a podcast

Tap Edit, then tap the X in the upper-left corner of the podcast you want to unsubscribe from. When you're done, tap Done.
 

Delete a specific episode

Swipe to the left and tap Delete.

 

 

Learn how to manage podcast subscriptions.

       

Delete an app

Remove an app using the steps below:

  1. Tap and hold on the app until it jiggles.
  2. Tap the X 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

Remove books from the iBooks app using the steps below:

  1. Tap Select.
  2. Tap the books you want to delete. 
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. Tap Done.

        

Delete a magazine or periodical from Newsstand

Remove a magazine or periodical in the Newsstand app using the steps below:

  1. Tap and hold on the magazine or paper until it jiggles.
  2. Tap the X in the upper-left corner to delete.

The ability to delete specific issues of a publication varies depending on the publisher. For more information, check the app page for that publication or contact the publisher.

Removing a magazine or periodical from Newsstand doesn't cancel a subscription. Learn how to manage auto-renewing subscriptions.

Delete courses from iTunes U

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

Unsubscribe from a course

Tap Edit, select the courses that you want to delete, and then tap Delete. When you're done, tap Done.
 

Delete a specific course or PDF

Slide to the left and tap Delete.

 

 

Delete a ringtone

You can't delete purchased ringtones or tones directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. But you can delete them by syncing to a computer with iTunes. Learn how to sync your iOS device with your computer.

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