How to Delete a Playlist in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

Playlists are the perfect way to make sure that you only listen to music with a certain feel, or from a certain artist, without worrying that the Music app or the shuffle function will randomly play the type of song that you don’t want to hear. Playlists are also very easy to create in the Music app in iOS 7, which can lead to you having a large number of them on your device.

While it may initially seem that there isn’t a simple way to delete a playlist from your iPhone 5, it is actually a relatively simple process. So continue reading below to learn how to delete a playlist from your iPhone 5 in iOS 7.


Deleting iOS 7 Playlists on the iPhone 5

It’s important to note that deleting a playlist is not going to delete the songs that are contained within that playlist. The playlist itself is a separate file that you’ve told to only play the specific songs that you have selected. Even after you have deleted a playlist from your iPhone 5, the songs that were part of that playlist will still be on your iPhone 5.


Step 1: Touch the Music icon.

open the music app on your iphone 5



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

how to delete playlists in ios 7 on the iphone 5



Step 3: Swipe from right to left on the name of the playlist that you want to delete.

swipe from right to left on the playlist you want to delete



Step 4: Touch the red Delete button to remove the playlist from your device.

touch the delete button




We have also written about how to delete individual songs in iOS 7. Note that this is different that deleting a playlist, as it will actually remove the downloaded song from your device.

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