How to Delete a Song from a Playlist in Apple Music

The Apple Music service offers access to a tremendous library of songs. You can locate songs in the Apple Music library to add them to playlists, allowing you to customize the list of songs that you play on your device.

But you might find that you no longer want to listen to a song or that the same song is included on your playlist twice. In these sorts of situations, you will likely choose to delete the song from your playlist.

Fortunately, the individual songs included in Apple Music playlists can be managed without affecting the rest of the playlist. So continue reading below to learn how you can delete an unwanted song from a playlist in the Apple Music app.

Remove a Song from a Playlist in Apple Music on an iPhone

The steps in this guide were written using an iPhone 6 Plus in iOS 8.4. Note that you need to have at least iOS 8.4 installed in order to use Apple Music. You can read here to learn about updating the operating system on your iPhone.

Note that if you have the same song included in other playlists, it will not be deleted from those playlists. You will need to perform these same steps to remove it on the other playlists.

  • Step 1: Open the Music app.
open the music app
  • Step 2: Select the My Music tab at the bottom of the screen.
select my music
  • Step 3: Tap the Playlists tab at the top of the screen.
select the playlists tab
  • Step 4: Select the playlist containing the song that you wish to remove.
select a playlist
  • Step 5: Locate the song that you want to remove from the playlist, then tap the icon with the three dots to the right of that song.
tap the three dots next to the song
  • Step 6: Select the Remove from Playlist option.
remove the song from the playlist

Now that you know how to delete a song from a playlist in Apple Music, you won’t need to keep skipping that song in the future whenever it starts playing.

Did you sign up for a trial of Apple Music, but you aren’t sure if you want to continue using the service? Click here to learn how to turn off the automatic subscription renewal option for Apple Music so that you are not automatically charged when the subscription is up for renewal.

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