How to Delete Playlists on iPhone

How to delete a playlist on iPhone? In this guide, you can find several ways to delete your iPhone playlists.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Nov. 06, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 29, 2019
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Q: “So all of my music got wiped when I synced my phone to my laptop so I went about rebuying it and afterwards there were about 5 new playlists on my phone and it’s not letting me delete them. How can I fix this?”

— A User from Yahoo Answers

The Playlist on iPhone is the best way to enjoy music from a certain artist or type. Generally speaking, you can directly delete playlists from iPhone, and it is actually a relatively simple process. However, sometimes, you may get stuck in the same situation as the above user asks.

That’s why an alternative way to delete iPhone playlist is needed. So in this post, you can get two methods to delete playlist on iPhone.

Also Read: How to Transfer Playlist from iTunes to iPhone >

Part 1. How to Delete Playlists on iPhone from Music App

Step 1On the homepage of your iPhone, tap the Music icon.

Step 2 Select the Playlists tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3Choose the playlist you want to delete, and swipe from right to left which will bring about a red Delete button.

Step 4Click on Delete to remove a playlist from iPhone.

Delete Playlists on iPhone from Music App

Delete Playlists on iPhone from Music App

If the above method is not working, the second part also helps you out. To better manage playlist, music, ringtones, videos, and more on your iPhone, AnyTrans for iOS is quite needed. It allows you to add, delete, or transfer playlist to iTunes, computer and another iDevice. If you want to have a better experience on iPhone data management, download AnyTrans to take a tour.

Part 2. How to Delete Playlists on iPhone with AnyTrans

Step 1Open AnyTrans for iOS, and connect your iPhone to computer. Choose Device Manager in the left-side menu. Click on Audio tab in category page.

Click on Audio Tab in AnyTrans for iOS - Step1

Click on Audio Tab in AnyTrans for iOS – Step1

Step 2Choose Playlists.

Choose Playlists in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Choose Playlists in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Select the Playlist you want to delete, right click your mouse and then choose Delete option. Click on OK to confirm. You can also select the songs you want to delete from the playlist, and then click on the trash icon.

Delete Playlist in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Delete Playlist in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Besides playlists, AnyTrans is also capable of deleting photos, ringtones, videos, and more from your iPhone/iPad quickly. Have a try on AnyTrans now. If you have any questions on this post, you can leave a comment in the sections below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.

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