Newer iPhones, such as the iPhone 13, have more storage space than previous models, so many memory issues on these devices are no longer an issue.
This means that you can comfortably download more songs or videos than before.
But you may not have enough space to house all the apps and media you want, so you need to start getting rid of some files.
Our guide on how to delete downloaded music from iPhone 13 continues.
How to delete all Apple Music songs on your iPhone
- I open Settings.
- Select music.
- Select the downloaded music.
- Touch Edit.
- Click on the red circle next to all songs.
- Select Delete.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to delete downloaded music from iPhone 13, including pictures of the steps.
When you’re trying to free up storage so you can update iOS or download a new app, deleting media like photos or songs is usually one of the most effective ways to do it.
If you have a lot of songs in the Music app on your iPhone, this can definitely be one of the places you go first.
But deleting individual songs in the Music app can be slow, so you might look for another way to delete everything.
The next section of this article will guide you through this process.
Related: Our complete guide to deleting items on iPhone can show you other ways to free up storage space on your device.
How to get rid of every downloaded song in the Music app on iPhone
The steps in this article were done on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.
Step 1: Find and select the Settings app on the home screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the “Music” option.
Step 3: Tap on the “Downloaded Music” option under the “Downloads” menu section.
Step 4: Click the Edit button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Tap on the red circle with a line to the left of all the songs.
Step 6: Click the “Delete” button to remove all songs from your device.
Now that you know how to delete downloaded music from iPhone 13, you can do it anytime you want to delete all the songs that are stored locally on your device.
How to delete one downloaded song from iPhone 13
While the rest of this article has focused on deleting everything from the Music app, you may prefer to get rid of a couple of specific songs instead.
Step 1: Open the Music app.
Step 2: Select the Library tab.
Step 3: Select “Downloaded”.
Step 4: Choose the songs.
Step 5: Swipe left on a song to delete it.
Step 6: Tap on the trash can icon.
The next section provides more information on this topic, including how to delete music uploaded to the Spotify app.
More information about deleting music from iPhone
Please note that deleting all downloaded music will not prevent you from listening to it. You will still be able to search for and stream this music in the app. You simply won’t be able to listen to it if you have a very poor internet connection or no internet connection at all.
Likewise, you can always re-download music you own in the Music app by searching and then tapping the cloud icon next to it.
The More tab in the iTunes Store also has a Purchased option, where you’ll be able to see all the songs you’ve purchased using your Apple ID.
Also, you can only download music from iTunes for one Apple ID on Iphone at a time. This means that if you download songs from one Apple ID and then sign out and try to download from another Apple ID, you won’t be able to store songs from both IDs on the same device.
Deleting all music in above steps will not delete songs downloaded from other music streaming apps like Spotify. You will also need to follow the steps regarding deleting songs in this app.
For example, if you want to delete all Spotify music downloads, you need to go to Spotify > Home > Click the gear icon > Storage > Delete all downloads.
You can clear the storage on your iPhone by deleting the music, or you can do this to get rid of the tracks you no longer listen to. You can delete music from your iPhone in several ways, including through the Music app, iTunes, and third-party apps.
One of the easiest ways to remove music from your iPhone is using the Music app. Follow these instructions to remove music from the Music app:
- Launch the Music app on the iPhone.
- At the bottom of the screen, tap the Songs tab.
- Swipe left on one of the songs you want to delete.
- On the right side of the screen, click the Delete button.
Using iTunes is another way to delete music from your iPhone. Use iTunes to erase songs by following these steps:
- Your computer and iPhone must be connected.
- Launch iTunes on your computer.
- On the left sidebar, select the Music tab.
- Click on the music or songs that you want to delete after you find them.
- Press the “Delete” key on the keyboard.
- To confirm that you want to delete the selected music, tap “Delete Song” when prompted.
Using third-party software may be more convenient if you have a large music library on your iPhone, or if you want to delete multiple songs at once. There are many options to choose from, although many of them will come with a price. You can use these tools to manage playlists, transfer music between iPhone and computer, delete music from iPhone, and more.
The Music app, iTunes, or third-party apps can be used to easily delete music from your iPhone. You can either remove songs you no longer listen to from your collection or free up storage space with the method that best suits your needs.