How to Delete Songs From iPod Touch, Classic, Shuffle, or Nano

You can easily add songs to your iPod, iPod touch, iPod classic and iPod shuffle using iTunes. However, deleting unwanted songs from the iPod can be quite challenging. If you do not know how to delete songs from iPod touch or iPod classic, this guide is meant for you.

I’ll show you how to take songs off an iPod using iTunes and then give a step-by-step process on how to delete songs from an iPod without a computer. All these methods work perfectly -just make sure to follow the instructions provided carefully.

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How to delete songs from iPod without iTunes

iPod devices have an option to delete songs directly from the device. Unless you want to remove songs forever, there’s no need to use iTunes to delete music from iPod Touch. Instead, you can do it through the “Music” App or “Settings” App.

Using the “Settings” App:

  1. Open “Settings” App and go to “General”.
  2. Choose “Usage” and tap on “Manage Storage”.
  3. Go to “Music” and click “Edit”.
  4. Select the songs you don’t want and delete.

Using the Music” App:

For iPod Touch with or earlier than iOS 8.3:

  1. Launch “Music” App.
  2. Click the songs you want to remove.
  3. Slide right until the “Delete” option appears and choose “Delete”

Using third-party software:

  1. You can use a third party software like Dr.Fone or iMobie to delete music from your iPod Classic easily. This also works when deleting songs from iPod Nano without a computer
  2. Install and run Dr.Fone or a similar software on your computer then connect your iPod device to the computer via a USB cable and wait for Dr.Fone to detect your iPod.
  3. While on Windows OS, on the top line, click “Music” and you should get to the music window. All the songs should appear in the music window. The function for deleting music from iPod Classic isn’t supported on MAC. You can only use this software to delete music from the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch currently.
  4. Select songs that you wish to delete and click “Delete” button. A prompt window will pop up to let you confirm if you really want to delete the selected songs, click Yes to complete the process. You should make sure that your iPod device is connected during the deletion.

Using this process, not only will you be able to delete songs you’re your iPod Classic, but you can also delete common playlists. To do this, Click Playlist then select the playlist you wish to delete and click the Delete button. Click Yes on the confirmation window that appears. This method is also available to delete songs from an iPod Nano 7th Generation.

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How to delete songs from iPod with iTunes

If you have a computer but with iTunes installed, use this method to delete songs from your iPod using iTunes. You can either remove the songs from your iPod but still retain them on iTunes or you can remove them completely from iTunes. Below are instructions for each method.

How to delete songs from iPod touch but keep them in iTunes library

  • Connect your iPod to computer
  • Open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically and click the device mark of your iPod
  • Click Summary and check manually music and videos in options column.
  • Click Music at On My Device Column and Right click the songs you want to delete
  • Click delete from library to delete songs from iPod classic without iTunes.

How to Delete Songs permanently from your iPod Touch and iTunes Library

Follow these steps if you wish to delete songs from your iPod and iTunes library too:

  • Launch iTunes on your PC
  • Go to Music > My Music
  • List your music as songs then select those you don’t like
  • Click Delete. A pop-up window should appear indicating “Do you want to move the selected songs to Trash or Keep it in the iTunes Media Folder?” Choosing to move to Trash means deleting them forever.
  • After this, connect your iPod device to your computer and sync it with your iTunes Library, that will remove the song from your iPod device as well.

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You’ve managed to delete songs from your iPod!

By now you should have deleted songs from your iPod, either using iTunes or without a computer. Both methods are helpful depending on whether you would like to keep songs for future use or not. If you encounter other issues, let us know!