How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

There are several different ways to remove music from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. This can help you to free up space and speed up your phone. Here are three of the best methods for removing unwanted music, either directly from your phone or via a connection to your computer.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Aug. 29, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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The iPhone X is available in 64GB and 256GB: that’s a lot of storage for all your media files. Music files are one of the most demanding types of files to store on your device, and while either version of the iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR can hold hundreds of songs, you might want to free up space for different music, or other files such as videos, games or app data. If you want to know how to delete songs from iPhone X easily and quickly, read on to find out the best ways to do it.

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How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR in iPhone Music App

One of the simplest ways to remove music from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR is to do it from within the Music app. Follow these steps to delete any unwanted songs.

Step 1Open the Music app on your iPhone and find the song you want to delete.

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Music App - Step 1

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Music App – Step 1

Step 2Use 3D Touch or touch and hold to select the song > Tap ‘Delete from Library’ when prompted.

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Music App - Step 2

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Music App – Step 2

This is the most simple and a manual way to remove unwanted music without having to use your computer.

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR in Settings App

You can also remove songs from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR by going into the Settings app. From here, you can manage all the files and storage options on your device, and free up space easily.

Step 1Go to Settings > General on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR > Tap iPhone Storage.

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Settings App - Step 1

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Settings App – Step 1

Step 2Scroll to Music and tap it > Go to Documents & Data > All Songs > Delete. Then you can choose the music you want to delete from your iPhone.

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Settings App - Step 2

Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR in Settings App – Step 2

This allows to wipe your phone clean of all music in one tap, and frees up all that space immediately. It also means that you can refresh your playlists and reorganize music later on if things get a bit muddled.

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans is perhaps the best option for those who are wondering how to remove songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. The tool is versatile and user-friendly and is designed to help with a number of iPhone data-related tasks.

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AnyTrans also makes it very easy to delete songs from your iTunes library without having to do it through your device. Follow these steps to quickly and effectively remove music from your library.

Step 1Download and install AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to your computer via the USB cable.

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Step 2Select Device Manager on the home page.

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3Go to Audio > click on Music and then you’ll see all the music on your iPhone.

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 3

Step 4Select the songs you want to delete and click the trash bin symbol in the top right of the screen.

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 4

How to Delete Songs from iPhone X/XS(Max)/XR via AnyTrans – Step 4

With AnyTrans, you have complete control over the content on your device, and you can delete specific songs or do a bulk removal.

The Bottom Line

Removing unwanted music is one of the best ways to free up space on your iOS device. We hope this article has answered the question of how to delete songs from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, and that you can implement these tips when freshening up your music library. AnyTrans is a great option for those who want a fast and effective way to access their iPhone data. If you prefer to delete the music through your phone, accessing the music through iTunes or Settings is foolproof if a not slower way to do it.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.