How Can I Delete Unwanted Songs from iCloud

Summary

Want to remove songs from iCloud? Follow the steps in this article and learn about how to remove songs from iCloud.

Kelly Woods

Aug. 14, 2015

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Have mistakenly uploaded some songs to iTunes Match and want to remove it from iCloud? Apple stresses that "deleting from iCloud can only be done from a computer that is enabled for iTunes Match." When you delete an item from iCloud, the item cannot be recovered, and that extends to all your devices. You can follow steps below to get it done.

Note: If you also want to free up space on your iPhone iPad to upgrade to the latest iOS 9, you may need to delete the songs from your iDevice to make more room. Before you delete anything, make sure you have been well prepared for iOS 9 update like backing up your iPhone iPad, checking the update compatibility, or installing the latest iTunes.

Also Read: How to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes >

How to Delete Songs from iCloud in Three Steps

Step 1. Open iTunes, click Music on the left side of iTunes.

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 1

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 1

Step 2. Select the item you would like to delete > Right-click the item and then choose Delete.

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 2

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 2

Step 3. If the item you want to delete exists in iTunes on your computer as well as in iCloud, click the checkbox to also delete the item from iCloud.

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 3

How to Delete Songs from iCloud – Step 3

Another Note: When deleting an item from iCloud, the deleted item will also be deleted from any iPod, iPhone, or iPad enabled for iTunes Match which syncs with your iTunes library.

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The Bottom Line

Understandably iTunes Match is a more complex service than Amazon Cloud Player or Google Music. Some hidden limitations also make iCloud away from desired, like 25,000 songs limit, songs with sub-96kbps bitrates will not be scanned and matched, etc. So an iTunes Alternative (desktop based) solution for managing your music may give you some workarounds. Take A Tour >

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