wished I could delete my music without sitting on a computer

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by imeth, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. imeth macrumors regular

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    and deleting it in itunes.. too lazy.. I just want to delete on my phone then when I have the time to sync my iphone again it would tell me to get rid of those songs.. Wished this was part of ios5.
     
  2. jambon macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You can.
     
  3. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Swipe right.
     

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  4. dialed1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah man theres lots to be learned in this version 200 features! :D
     
  5. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    am i the only one who had a mental image of a person literally sitting on a laptop, iPhone in hand, deleting music? :D
     
  6. techguy40 macrumors regular

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    But now if wireless sync, that music will come back to your IOS device.

    Samething for movies and podcasts.
     
  7. imeth thread starter macrumors regular

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    holy ISHHHHHH this is the best news EVER.. wow.. so much to learn about these features lol Thanks!!!
     
  8. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Now you can stop sitting on your computer. :eek:
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Not if you set it to manually manage.
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Am I the only person that pictured the OP sitting in the same room w/ Jambon saying "HEY! I'll make an obviously incorrect statement on MR and you respond with the correct answer showing me how to do it!" ?

    :p
     
  11. imeth thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, wouldn't these music I delete comes back when I connect or sync wirelessly??? What's the solution
     
  12. mmf01 macrumors member

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    In the same boat here. Havent found a solution. All music deleted from a device comes back once you wireless sync. Tried to delete from device several times and each time it came back after a sync. Once I deleted on my computer in iTunes, only then did sync delete on my device. Other way around from device, no dice. Seems like music syncing is one way only for now, unfortunately. This could have been a good feature to get rid of crap tracks "on the fly". Hopefully Apple will fix this.
     
  13. Rubo Draco macrumors regular

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    Answer:
    That's what I do
     
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    On my computer (iTunes), I created a Smart Playlist to not sync any song that has less than 3 star, and that is the only Playlist I am syncing to both my iPad and iPhone.

    So from my phone if I rate a song 1-2 stars, then I can go to Settings> General> iTunes Wifi Sync> Sync now

    Then that song gets delete from my phone, then I repeat the same steps on my iPad, Sync and it also gets deleted and won't return unless I raise the star level from my computer
     
  16. mmf01 macrumors member

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    That's a great idea. I'm going to have to try that one. :)
     
  17. imeth thread starter macrumors regular

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    but i also want new music when i go on the computer and download... it will only bring the ones i deleted transferred back because it's not completely removed.. so then I would still have to delete 1 by 1 on the comp
     
  18. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Either try to Manually manage your Music and Videos, or try creating Smart Playlist that fit your needs.

    If you create a Smart Playlist, you can create it by Ratings, Date you added to iTunes, least played, most played, genre, limit it to x amount of songs/GB/minutes/hours etc...

    You have many possibilities.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1801

    these are my two Smart Playlist that I sync with my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch/nano. Any song/albums that I add after x date gets synced to all of my devices, but if I rate the song less than 3 stars on any of my devices, once I sync those tracks go away.

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  19. imeth thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you so much this is what i'm going to have to do.
     

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