Deleting Songs on the iPhone 5

16 GB of storage space is a lot of room when you only need to worry about storing songs, but you’ve got a lot of other things on your iPhone 5 that are vying for that limited storage space. Whether it’s apps, TV shows, movies or pictures, it’s a delicate balance to fit everything you need on your phone.

So eventually you are going to need to start getting rid of large files that you don’t use anymore, and one of the first things to go is usually your songs. They are easy to manage from iTunes, but situations will occur where you need to get rid of songs, but can’t get to your computer. Fortunately you can learn how to delete songs directly from your iPhone 5 in iOS 7, allowing you to manage your storage space directly from the device.

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Step 1: Touch the Music icon.

open the music app



Step 2: Select the Songs tab at the bottom of the screen.

touch the songs tab



Step 3: Locate the song that you want to delete from your iPhone 5. Only the songs without the cloud icon are actually stored on your phone. You don’t need to delete songs with the cloud icon, as they aren’t actually taking up space on your phone.

locate the song you want to delete



Step 4: Swipe your finger from right to left on the name of the song you want to delete, then touch the red Delete button.

how to delete a song in ios 7 on the iphone 5



Once the song has been deleted it will have a cloud icon to the right of it, like the rest of the songs on your phone that are not stored locally.

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