Space on your iPhone 5 comes at a premium, especially if you have the 16 GB model. So while it may be enticing to download music and videos to your iPhone whenever you want, the lack of available storage space means that you will eventually need to delete some songs or videos from your iPhone 5. We have previously written about how to delete a single song on the iPhone 5, but you might decide that it’s easier to just delete all of your songs at once and start with a clean slate. Fortunately you do not need to delete every song individually, and you can expedite the song deletion process dramatically by following the steps outlined below.
Remove All of Your Songs from Your iPhone 5
Note that there is no way to undo this action once it has been completed, and you will need to re-add the deleted songs through iTunes if you decide that you want them on your phone again. You can also download previous music purchases again (in some countries) directly from the phone, but that is usually slower than importing from iTunes. So once you are certain that you want to delete all of the songs from your iPhone 5, follow the tutorial below.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Tap the Usage button.
Step 4: Wait a few seconds until your iPhone populates the list of apps on your device, then touch the Music option.
Step 5: Touch the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 6: Tap the red circle to the left of All Music.
Step 7: Touch the Delete button. You can then touch the Done button at the top-right corner to exit the Edit menu and exit this screen.
If you have a lot of music and video in iTunes that you want to watch on your TV, then the Apple TV is perfect for you. You can stream video from Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go, plus share media through iTunes Home Sharing and AirPlay. Learn more about the Apple TV here.
Learn some other ways to free up space on your iPhone 5.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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