Especially in these Apple Music days, it's easy to amass a sizeable offline music collection on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch—and a sizeable storage deficit along with it. To clear your device of tunes and start over, here's the simplest way to do so.

How to delete all locally-stored music from your iOS device

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General > Usage > Manage Storage.
  3. Wait for it to load; after it does so, tap on Music.


  4. Tap Edit in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap the red minus button next to All Songs, then tap Delete.

How to delete music on an artist-by-artist basis on your iOS device

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General > Usage > Manage Storage.
  3. Wait for it to load; after it does so, tap on Music.


  4. Tap Edit in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap the red minus button next to the artist(s) in question.

Questions?

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