Can't Delete Music

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Charcoalwerks, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know why I can't erase the music off my iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 using iTunes anymore? I unchecked "sync music" and it gives me the warning, I check "okay" the content looks like it disappears from the "capacity bar" then I check "apply" and the bar goes back up and the content is still on the phone even with "sync music" unchecked. "Manually manage music" is also checked. I've tried everything. Is this a bug?
     
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    iRobby

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    #2
    How many songs you want erased? If its a small amount you can delete right off iPhone without iTunes
     
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    iRobby

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    All you need to do:

    If you only want individual songs erased Swipe each song on the right to the left and "delete" button appears.

    If you want a certain artist and all their music gone go to artists and left swipe each artist.

    If you want only certain albums go to albums and left swipe the albums you want gone.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    What if I want to erase all the music? Every time I try it doesn't erase it all like it used to.
     
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    Diode

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Go to settings>general>useage>music and swipe to delete.
     
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    orpheus1120

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    Go to iTunes and under your device music library and press Command-A to select all music. Press Delete.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It won't delete all the music off of the phone. It seems that once music goes on the phone now, it has to be manually deleted off the phone. You can't delete it through iTunes or something.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I uncheck sync music the capacity bar goes down....

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    when I hit "apply" it goes right back up even after a sync.

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    orpheus1120

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    Well I can delete them manually from iTunes. Have you thought about stating from fresh and setup your phone as new? Last resort.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for trying to help. I really just wanted to delete couple bands. I deleted them from the iTunes library but they stayed on the phone. I resorted to deleting them on the handset. I think it sucks that now I have to delete things twice. Hopefully Apple will fix this.
     

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