3 Best Ways to Delete Music from iPod/iPod touch

You may want to delete music from iPod when you have backup and want to have more space for new songs. It may not be easy for you to make it if you are working with an old iPod like iPod Shuffle, iPod classic or iPod Nano. For iPod touch users, it is easy to delete a few songs from your iPod, but what if you want to delete a great number of songs?

Top 3 Ways to Delete Music from iPod/iPod touch

There are plenty of options for you to consider when you wish to delete music files and songs on your iDevice. You can opt for the one most convenient one according to the changing circumstances.

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Your iPod touch is made to support any editing or deleting you wish to do with your music. If you wish to delete songs directly on your iPod touch, then follow these instructions:

For iOS 8.3 & Before

Step 1: Go to “Music” App on your device and then “Songs” option at the bottom.
Step 2: Find the song you want to delete. Slide it to right until you can see “Delete” button.
Step 3: Click “Delete” button and confirm.

For iOS 8.4 & Later

Step 1: Go to the “Apple Music” App on your iPod touch. Choose “My Music” at the bottom.
Step 2: Tap the song you want to delete and click on the ‘…’ option next to your song.
Step 3: Select ‘Delete’ from the options given and confirm.

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  • However, you cannot delete all music from iPod touch once. You need to make it one by one.
  • It is only available for iPod touch but not for other models of iPod.

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If you have a great deal of songs, this way would be better for you no matter you want to delete all music or just selected music once. You can also choose to utilize the extensively innovative features of iMyFone TunesMate to delete music from your iPod.

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TunesMate is a software designed to perfection, especially to manage or transfer music for iPod/iPod touch. Of course, it makes deleting music from iPod much easier. It has been made compatible to iTunes, Music App, Playlist, Podcast, iTunes U and Audiobooks on your device.

So How to Delete Music from My iPod (touch)?
iMyFone TunesMate has taken great concern in making a user friendly interface network. Even a layman can find his way around the application software. You can delete music from your iPod/iPod touch by following these instructions:

Step 1: Launch Tunesmate on your computer and connect your iPod via the usb cable.
Step 2: Go to “Music” tan at the top and you will be in the “Music” category by default.
Step 3: Carefully select the songs you want to remove and click on the “Delete” button to confirm. (If you tick the little box beside “Name”, all songs will be selected.)

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Why We Choose TunesMate to Delete Music from iPod?

  • You can delete songs one at a time or delete all songs once.
  • You can delete all unwanted songs once instead of one-by-one.
  • You can also delete media files in “iTunes U” and “Podcasts”.
  • It is suitable for iPod touch and also any other iPod.

What Others Can TunesMate Do for iPod Music?

iMyFone TunesMate has been designed to let you manage large data in terms of media and files.

  • You can transfer music from computer to iPod (touch) or vice versa.
  • You can rebuild your iTunes music library from iPod or other iOS devices.
  • You can transfer music from iTunes library to iPod if you mistakenly delete some.
  • Duplicate music files can be found and removed.
  • You can also automatically fix or manually edit music ID3 tags for iPod (touch).

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Way 1: Delete Music from iPod (touch) But Keep Them in iTunes Library

Step 1: Connect your iPod to your computer and launch iTunes.
Step 2: Tap the device tab at the top right corner.
Step 3: Click “Summary” and tick “Manually manage music and videos”.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Music’ icon at the left side menu.
Step 5: The pop-up window will show all your iPod music. Right click on the unwanted one and choose “Delete” option to remove.

Delete Music from iPod/iPod touch with iTunes

Way 2: Delete Music from iPod (touch) & iTunes library

We all know that iTunes allows us to sync music, videos, photos, and other data from library to iDevice. If you do not want some songs any more, you’d better delete them from iTunes library as well.

Step 1: Launch iTunes and make sure you have log in your account.
Step 2: Click “Music” mark and choose “My Music”.
Step 3: All your songs will be displayed there. Tap the song you don’t want and choose “Delete” option to remove.
Step 4: Connect your iPod to computer. Click device tab and go to “Music”. Click on “Sync” button to sync music from library to your iPod. And the songs deleted from library will disappear from your iPod.

Delete Music from iPod/iPod touch with iTunes

Note: A window will pop up at Step 3 to ask you, “Do you want to move the selected songs to Trash or keep it in the iTunes Media Folder?”. You’d better choose “Keep File” so that you can recover them when necessary.


  • Music deleted from iTunes Media Library can never be recovered. If the song was purchased from the App store and you delete it using iTunes, you still would not be able to recover it.
  • You need to delete songs one by one.

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