How to Delete a Song from Your Apple Music Library on iPhone

Removing a song from your Apple Music library is as easy as adding a song. If the song you’re deleting is downloaded on your iPhone, you’ll have two options when removing it: Remove Download and Delete from Library. We’ll go over what each of those mean and how to delete songs from your Apple Music library below.

Related: How to Make All Your Music Available Offline in Apple Music

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How to Delete a Song from Your Apple Music Library

  • Open the Music app.

  • Go to the Library tab at the bottom left of the screen.

  • Find the Song you want to remove.

  • If you have 3D Touch, you can use Peek & Pop to open the song’s menu.

  • If you don’t have 3D Touch, tap on the song.

    • Tap on the playing song at the bottom to make it full screen.

    • Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner. This will open the song’s menu.

  • If the song you want to remove or delete is downloaded on your iPhone:

    • From the menu, tap Remove. Your options will be Remove Download or Delete from Library.

    • Remove Download will remove the song from your iPhone, but it will still be in your Apple Music library. The song will essentially no longer be available for offline listening but remains part of your music collection.

    • Delete from Library removes the song from your Apple Music account entirely. You will need to search Apple Music and find the song again in order to re-add or download it to your Apple Music library.

    • Select Delete from Library if your intention is to delete the song from your Apple Music library.

  • If the song you want to delete is not downloaded on your iPhone:

    • From the menu, tap Delete from Library.

Now that song is no longer in your Apple Music library. If you decide you want the song back in the future, you will need to search Apple Music to download it.

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Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.