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How to remove all the music from your iPhone at once without using iTunes

The Apple Music application is one of the main ways to enjoy music content from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Today, it is becoming less common for users to store their own music locally on the device, using most music services on streaming such as Spotify or Apple Music.

If you are one of those users who are increasingly using online services to listen to your favorite artists, it would be a good idea to remove those songs that you no longer use and that are taking up memory on your device. If you’re too lazy to connect your device to your computer to delete all the songs in one go, you’re reading in the right place.

How to remove all the music from your iPhone at once without using iTunes
How to remove all the music from your iPhone at once without using iTunes

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to delete all locally stored music, with just a couple of taps, instead of having to use iTunes or delete songs one at a time through the Music application.

Delete all stored music at once

Because it can be very annoying to have to enter the app Music and delete songs, artists, or playlists one by one, today we come to explain how to delete all songs at once from your iOS device. For them we do the following:

  • First select Settings and then General.
  • Then select Storage and iCloud, inside choose Manage Storage.
  • Then select the Music application and press edit.
  • Once in edit mode, click on the red badge right next to all the songs.
  • This will cause a red button to appear where it says Delete, press and all the music will be deleted.

As you may have noticed, it is also possible to delete individual artists instead of all the songs, so if you prefer you can do the same with the artist you want to delete.

That’s it! After you tap the Delete button, all the local music stored on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad will disappear and you’ll have all that space available to use it for whatever you want.


If you are one of those who today consume more music content online -Apple Music or Spotify- than locally, this tutorial will have helped you to recover space that can be used for other functions. However, in the event that you have a reduced data rate or you can’t always get a good connection, you may not want to delete those tracks hosted on your device, as you may miss them at some point if you don’t have an internet connection. And you, are you local music or streaming ?

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