Can't delete songs in the Music app on your iPhone and iPad? Here's the fix!
The Music app in iOS 7 didn't just come with an all new design, it came with an all new bug that's giving some of us trouble with deleting songs. What's supposed to happen is that you swipe a song, it brings up the delete button, and with a tap the song is gone. Unfortunately, for iTunes in the Cloud, that's sometimes not the case. The good news is all iTunes in the Cloud (and iTunes Match music) is safely backed up to Apple's servers. And that means you can fix the Music app bug with the nuclear option!
How to delete all songs from you iPhone and iPad Music app
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Usage.
- Wait for the top Storage section at the top to load.
- Find Music in the list and tap on it.
- Tap on Edit at the top.
- Tap on the Delete option and then tap on Delete once more to confirm.
All the music on your iPhone or iPad should now be gone.
Yes, it's an all or nothing option, but it's the only way I've figured out to delete iTunes in the Cloud downloads if some of them are stuck. If you've found another way, be sure to shout out in the comments! And if you had this problem, let me know if this method gets rid of the stuck music for you!