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.


You can also delete other media:

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. Firmly press an item to use 3D Touch or touch and hold on the item.
  3. Tap Remove  .
  4. When prompted to confirm, tap Remove Download.
     

Delete all of your music

     

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

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 ringtones

You can 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 movies and TV shows

In the TV app (U.S. only; iOS 10.2 or later) or in the Videos app, you can delete movies and TV shows that you've downloaded to your device. If you see 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.

Delete items in the TV app

  1. Open the TV app.
  2. From the menu at the bottom of the screen, tap Library.
  3. Under Library, tap Downloaded.
  4. Find the movie or TV show that you want to delete, then tap it. 
  5. Firmly press the item to use 3D Touch, then tap Remove Download. Or tap , then tap Remove Download. If you see a download icon  next to the item, it's not downloaded to your device, but you can hide it.

You won't see Downloaded under Library if none of your videos are downloaded to your device.

Delete items in the Videos app

You can delete movies and entire TV seasons or delete individual TV episodes.

Delete movies and entire TV seasons

Tap Edit, then tap    in the upper-left corner of the item that you want to delete. When you're done, tap Done, then tap Delete to confirm.
 

Delete individual TV episodes

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

You won't see Edit if none of your videos are downloaded to your device.

If you see a download icon  on or near the item, it's not downloaded to your device, but you can hide it.

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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