Can't delete music

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TheSecretEmber, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. TheSecretEmber macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    This is happening on my IPhone 5s and IPad 3 (IOS 7.1 for iPhone and iOS 7 for iPad) I swipe to delete music and it doesn't show the red delete button. This music is my brothers and I didn't download it, it just automatically downloaded without the setting on. So now I have a lot of rap and unwanted heavy metal music on my devices. I tried to delete them from the PC but I don't always have access to the computer due to it being a family computer. The photo below is what it does when I try to swipe to delete.

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  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I also had a big problem with this in ios 7.0.x. I found the only hope is make sure show all music is off. But I think I had to turn it on to delete music and then turn it back off to get it to go away.... Yeah it's screwed up a bit. Try that.
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Can't delete music

    You'll either have to turn 'Show All Music' off in settings, or turn on 'Manually Manage Music & Videos' in iTunes (on the family computer that you sync to). Only gotta do it once.
  4. TheSecretEmber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    I don't have cloud music on but I will try family sync, thanks.
  5. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Rather than make my own thread...

    I've turned on manual management of music and videos and synced my iPhone - without actually selecting any music to sync.

    iTunes says I've got 25GB free on my iPhone with only a few songs, but my iPhone says I've only got 2.2GB. It hasn't actually deleted any music and I can play it still.

    I've tried turning off 'show all music' and this makes no difference.

    When I go to settings > general > usage it shows "No data" under music, but when I go into the music app all of my songs are still in there... not just the ones I've purchased in iTunes, but every track I synced to the device.

    iTunes thinks I have no music on there and the phone doesn't seem sure, because my overall free space is low but it thinks I have no data in music. So it seems conflicted about what's going on.

    Any ideas about how I can delete music? I have thousands of songs on there so I'm not going to swipe to delete it all...

    I'd rather not restore if I can help it, but that will be my next step if no other suggestions.


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