Apple Music is a streaming service that you can subscribe to and use directly from your iPhone. While it may, at first, seem to only allow you to stream music to your device while you are connected to the Internet, Apple Music also offers an option to download certain songs directly to your device. This option is ideal when you know you are going to be somewhere without Internet access, such as a plane, and you want to be able to listen to some music.
But when you download songs to play offline, the songs are stored on your iPhone. This consumes some storage space, which may eventually prevent you from downloading other apps or files. You may have already discovered how to delete individual songs from Apple Music, but that can be tedious if you have downloaded a lot of music. Fortunately there is a simple way to delete all of your songs at once.
Deleting Songs from Apple Music on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, but will also work on any other iPhone model that is running iOS 8.4.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Select the Usage option.
Step 4: Tap the Manage Storage button under the Storage section.
Step 5: Select the Music option. Note that apps are sorted on this screen by the amount of space that they are using, so your Music app may be listed in a different position than what is show in the image below.
Step 6: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 7: Tap the red circle to the left of All Songs at the top of the screen.
Step 8: Tap the red Delete button to the right of All Songs to remove them from your iPhone.
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