How to Remove Songs from Apple Music Playlist with Ease

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 19, 2022 1:10 PM.

Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has grown tremendously over the years. This is evident by the tons of songs and millions of users on its platform. Apple Music dwells on hand-picked content, which makes you want to save as many tracks and playlists as possible. This then takes us to the need to delete songs from Apple Music library from time to time. The old songs, of course, fade with time as you add your newly found fresh and trending tracks. If not anything to go by, deleting songs from Apple Music is also a simple way of keeping your storage free. Here's how to remove songs from Apple Music playlist.

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Part 1. Features of Apple Music: Everything You Should Know
Part 2. How to Remove a Song from Apple Music Playlist in the Apple Music App
Part 3. How to Remove Song from Apple Music Playlist with Settings App
Part 4. Offload the Music App to Get More Storage Space
Part 5. Tips of Removing Songs from Apple Music Library

Features of Apple Music: Everything You Should Know

Here are some features of Apple Music you need to know to get most of Apple Music and use it better.

Listen Now

This can be the easiest way to play what you love and discover new music you are interested in. Tap it and you will see Top Picks, Recently Played, and more based on your listening history.

Apple Music 1 (Beats 1)

It is one of the most-listened-to radio stations in the world, sharing in-depth artist interviews, global exclusives, and premieres with its listeners. This feature lets you tune in to the latest breaking news and other programming functionalities.

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If you have your hands busy doing other things, you can simply ask Siri to play songs by any artist, mood, or genre. For example, you can say "Hey Siri, play something chill."

In-app Notifications

It will enable you to receive notifications which will appear at the top of the Library tab in the Music app, whenever any of your favorite artists releases a hot hit. This is probably the best way to keep track of the trending music genres at all times.

Music Videos

You have the liberty to listen to any kind of music and watch top music videos on Apple Music. You can also check out curated music video playlists.

How to Remove a Song from Apple Music Playlist in the Apple Music App

You can delete Apple Music songs at the Apple Music app whether you use iOS devices, Android, Mac, or Windows.

Step 1. Go to the Music app and launch it. From the bottom-right corner of the screen, click on the My Music tab to open your entire music library. These may be categorized into artists, genres, playlists, or songs. At this point, you may choose to delete an entire playlist or a single song. If you find a Download icon next to the track, this means you save it at the iCloud.

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Step 2. On Mac, you need to hover the pointer over the song or playlist and click the More Options button. On your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android, press and hold the song or playlist.

Step 3. A pop-up menu will be opened containing several options. Choose Remove or Remove Download to delete song from Apple Music playlist. If you use iOS devices, choose Delete from Library to remove this song or playlist from all devices that you use with Apple Music.

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How to Remove Song from Apple Music Playlist with Settings App

You can use the Settings app to remove song from Apple playlist on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Follow these steps.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Go to General > iPhone Storage or iPad Storage > Music.

Step 3. Swipe left on an artist, album, or song to delete it. Or you can swipe left on All Songs option to delete all of them.

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Offload the Music App to Get More Storage Space

If you remove songs from Apple Music library for more storage space, you can offload the app. After iOS 11, users can offload the app to release some storage space without losing the data. The data then will be transferred to iPhone backup to free up the storage on the phone.

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Step 1. Open the Settings app and go to General > iPhone Storage.

Step 2. Choose the Music app on the list.

Step 3. Click the Offload App button and confirm it.

Now the app will be deleted and you will get more storage on your iPhone. And all the app data and information will be back up, you will get it when you reinstall the app on your phone.

Tips of Removing Songs from Apple Music Library

If you have a second thought as you delete Apple Music songs, you may as well back up Apple Music songs for later use. As you should know, Apple doesn't allow any user to save the downloaded Apple Music songs on computer or non-Apple devices. In order to make a backup of Apple Music tracks anywhere, you'll need the help of ViWizard Apple Music Converter, a 3rd-party Apple Music converter that can easily convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, WAV at up to 320 Kbps and at a 30X faster speed with ID3 tags kept. You can download the free version below for a try.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Romove the protection of Apple Music for playing on any device
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc
  • Download DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to common audio formats
  • Customize and personalize your audio files according your needs
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Step 1Import Songs from Apple Music to ViWizard

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After the installation is complete, just launch the ViWizard Audio Converter application on your PC. Then, from the top menu, choose Music Note to load the Apple Music files to rip. Simply drag and drop the music files you want to download into the Apple Music downloader.

Step 2Set Output Formats as MP3

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Use the Format option after importing the music into the software to select the appropriate output format for your purposes. MP3 is a great format for listening to Apple Music on other devices. In the format settings box, you may also alter the output audio properties such as sampling rate, bit rate, channel, and so on. Finally, press the OK button to save your choices.

Step 3Start to Free Your Apple Music to MP3

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Then, to begin the conversion, choose Convert. ViWizard will begin ripping Apple Music to MP3 as soon as you configure it. Click the Converted button after a few seconds to identify and play all converted MP3 Apple Music files on any device.

Conclusion & Suggestion

Now you may know how to delete multiple songs on Apple Music. Your Apple Music library has the capacity to hold a large volume of data. However, it may at times become overcrowded with music that you no longer need. In such a case, you have the option to delete Apple Music songs. For one, is to save space so that you have room for other important data and the other reason is to do a cleanup of your library. Whatever your reason may be, it is important to back up your data before you carry on with the deletion process.

There are many third-party tools,like ViWizard Audio Converter that you can use for this purpose. Backing up of songs does not necessarily mean that you have to retrieve them back. You can back up with ViWizard at your computer and later decide to delete them if they are totally not needed. Otherwise, you will lose them completely if you cancel Apple Music subscription.

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